By The Nation
Various activities at the mall include:
An exhibition, “Her Royal Graciousness Across Siam”, August 8-18 at Fashion Hall, 1st Floor, Siam Paragon.
Siam Paragon has teamed up with Support Foundation under royal patronage to present this exhibition that stresses on Her Majesty the Queen Mother’s royal initiatives for the well-being of all Thai people through her tireless work for the past 70 years together with His Majesty King Bhumibol, the Great, and His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua. These include the royal initiates on preservation and support of local textiles across the country, which are divided into four subjects:
“All Happiness” explains Her Majesty the Queen Mother’s perseverance in supporting all underprivileged Thais who live in poverty or have encountered hardship and natural disasters. Without any conditions, the Queen Mother continues to give and encourage both moral and physical support that offer sustained happiness.
“All Arts” points out the Queen Mother’s far-sighted vision in restoring and developing sustainable occupations for her people by preserving local wisdom, arts and culture. This has brought alive a variety of traditional arts that had once lost their popularity.
“All Science” highlights the Queen Mother’s interest in academics and sciences, and an eagerness to learn since she was young, which include literature, history, geography, and arts and culture. Her knowledge has been transferred to all her children as well as to the general public.
“All Lives” displays different ways that the Queen Mother’s royal initiative projects conserve the environment and animal habitats in water, land, and sea, so they are in abundance. She helps recovered forestry while urging local people to be aware of its degeneration, possess a feeling of belonging, and ultimately learn to live harmoniously and sustainably with their natural environment.
The exhibition also presents the Queen Mother’s graciousness in preserving Thailand’s precious treasure, its Khon performance, which has been a national performing art for the past decade. She has endorsed the annual Khon performance – the country’s highest form of theatrical arts – in order to preserve the ancient craftsmanship of Khon masks, costume embroidery, gold and silversmiths, and makeup artists. The highlight is the display of Thosakan’s golden mask, which has never before been seen anywhere, costume jewellery, and Ramayana stories.
Besides this, there will be a demonstration of hand-embroidery and exquisite art pieces close up.
Futhermore, the event offers people the opportunity to shop for various product designs created by the Support Foundation, such as silk, cotton, hill-tribe textiles, ready-to-wear clothing and much more. All proceeds from these sales will be donated to the foundation to further enhance support the underprivileged.
- Celebrating the National Mother’s Day, the famous silk brand, Jim Thompson introduces creative collection that narrates the local wisdom showcasing its distinctive and unique designs. There will be also special workshop creating Mother’s Day gift for the event.
- “Siam Paragon Celebrate Your One-In-A-Million Love Mom” mini-concerts on August 10-12 at Parc Paragon
All mothers are invited to take photos amidst impressive gardens and attend the mini-concerts by famous artists and young superstars throughout three days event. Beginning with August 10, meet Chilling Sunday and Tom Isara. On Sunday August 11, enjoy the music with Ink Varanthorn and “Bird and Heart” duo singers. Lastly on Monday August 12, see special performance by actress “Yaya” Urassaya Sperbund.
- Candlelight ceremony on August 12 at Parc Paragon
Public are invited to pay their gratitude by dressing up in blue colour, which is the colour of Friday, the day the Queen Mother is born. The candlelight ceremony will be led by Siam Paragon’s executives along with mother and daughter from popular television show, Klin Kasalong: Yaya Urassaya and Penpak “Tai” Sirikul at Parc Paragon on August 12. The candlelight ceremony will be held across the country at 7.19pm.