Sing, Volunteer For His Late Majesty Bhumibol

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BANGKOK — Honor His Majesty the Late King by putting his message of service into practice,  performing in a public tribute and other events being held around Bangkok.

Somtow Sucharitkul and Chatri Chalerm Yukol meet Tuesday afternoon at Sanam Luang to discuss the performance of the royal anthem. Photo: Somtow Sucharitkul / Facebook
Somtow Sucharitkul and Chatri Chalerm Yukol meet Tuesday afternoon at Sanam Luang to discuss the performance of the royal anthem. Photo: Somtow Sucharitkul / Facebook

Mass Performance  Saturday

The public is invited to join the Siam Philharmonic, Siam Sinfonietta and a 100-member choir in singing the royal anthem conducted by composer Somtow Sucharitkul at 1pm on Saturday on the south side of the Sanam Luang.

The mass performance will be filmed by director Chatri Chalerm Yukol for a film to be shown in theaters and on television.

Those interested in participating should wear formal black attire and meet at Na Phra Lan Road on the south side of the field. Filming commences at 1pm.

People wait in line to register as volunteers at Thammasat university’s Tha Prachan campus. Photo: Volunteer for Dad / Facebook.
People wait in line to register as volunteers at Thammasat university’s Tha Prachan campus. Photo: Volunteer for Dad / Facebook.

Volunteer – Ongoing

“Volunteers For Dad” is a volunteer center operated by City Hall and Thammasat University to provide first aid, garbage management and deliver food for the mourning encampment.

Volunteers are required to register with their ID cards or passports daily from 9am to 10pm at Sri Burapha Hall on the university’s Tha Prachan campus next to the Sanam Luang. More information can be found on Facebook.

People gather at National Book Fair at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Photo: Book Thai / Facebook
People gather at National Book Fair at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Photo: Book Thai / Facebook

Literature Talk – Friday

A discussion of His Majesty Bhumibol’s literary talents will be held at 2pm on Friday on the Atrium stage at the National Book Fair at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The panel will be in Thai.

 

The venue to screen the film festival dedicated to King Bhumibol. Photo: King’s Movies / Facebook.
The venue to screen the film festival dedicated to King Bhumibol. Photo: King’s Movies / Facebook.

Film Fest – Now through Nov. 8

More than 100 films about King Rama IX will be screened for free with directors taking turns to talk about each production. Most films will show with English subtitles. The festival starts Wednesday and will be held from 6pm to 12am through Nov. 8 at The Walk Night Market on Kaset-Nawamin Road. The schedule of films will be posted on Facebook.