WHAT THE FESTIVAL 2014
It’s been four creative, fun, inventive years since WTF Cafe & Gallery opened it’s door to Bangkokians. We have always attempted to be a place where conversations and free expression can happen through our creative activities. We’ve continued to provide a platform for artists to exhibit creative work and allow thought provoking and critical analysis of current affairs and social issues particularly in this time of conflict. And if pondering conflict gets too stressful we hope also to be a great place to unwind with our creative cocktails.
To celebrate our 4th anniversary we’ll be putting on a small celebration of the things we do best: art, performance, music, food and drink.
Sat 26 Apr 2014
9pm @ WTF Bar – FREE Entrance
Special DJs curated by Jorge Carlos Smith will spin funk, soul and jazz tunes from 9pm till late.
10pm @ Opposite Mess Hall
Ticket 200 Baht
For one night only, Bombyx will be alive and kicking at this year’s “What The Festival,” with the rich and varied voices of Bombyx storytellers on Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 pm @ Opposite Mess Hall. The theme is “Epically Curious: (Mis)Adventures in Food and Drink.”
From the apple that started it all to Dionysius getting his drink on, from “Tampopo"” noodle slurping to lusty feasts at Winterfell, our imaginations have been captured by food, drink, and all the love, passion, heartbreak and hilarity that go with them.
What story will you tell to capture ours? That first dinner with your wife’s scowling mother? An experience with home-brewed absinthe that went horribly wrong? Can you dish up some dish on dishes that would uncurl Anthony Bourdain’s hair?
In a food-obssessed town like Bangkok, everyone’s got a story and we’re hungry to hear yours. Send us your pitch by April 12 — we’ll read all the submissions and let you know if you’ve been selected as one of the night’s storytellers by April 17.
If you want to perform but are nervous, as always we’re here to help (all coaching comes with a self-confidence salad and a side of moral support).
To submit, tell us in a single sentence what your story is about, along with any other details, and email that to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 27 April 2014
Block Party by Bacardi
16.00-22.00h @ WTF and Opposite Mess Hall
Bacardi in partnership with WTF Café & Gallery, Zudrangma Records and Opposite Mess hall team up for a special night, one-and-only Bangkok block party. Join us from 3pm onwards for a selection of short film screenings, special performance of Bangkok Paradise Morlam International Band Acoustic Session, Food and drinks by Opposite Mess Hall, Bacardi Rum, Beervana and special food stalls from our food-obsessed friends! Kids, parents, dogs, cats, neighbours are welcome.
Short Films Screenings
17.00-17.45h @ Opposite Mess Hall
Once again we have selected the best of short films that came out in 2013 to be screened as part of WTF’s 4th anniversary celebration. This year we are screening 3 short films including “That Wasn’t Me,” an unnerving look at the issue of child soldiers in Africa that won Spain’s Goya last year and received political backing from various NGOs, “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?”, a comedy from Finland about an overwhelmed mother trying to rush her disorganized family out the door for a friend’s wedding, and “Helium,” the winner of the Academy Awards this year for live-action shorts which tells a story of a terminally ill boy who is bored with the idea of heaven until he meets a janitor who concocts an alternative version of the afterlife.
Morlam International Band Acoustic Session
18:30 @ on the alley