Cities of Culture Exchange


Tue 16 May 2017

How to get there

  • Take the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin BTS station and hop aboard the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Si Phaya (N3) Pier
  • Hop onboard the free River City shuttle boat from Sathorn Pier / Saphan Taksin BTS

In its third installation, Bangkok River Exchange is melding minds on music and unleashing its potential.

Art exhibitions and theatrical performance, concerts and festivals, craft markets and literary talks are significant drivers of any city’s cultural scene, and by extension the locals’ quality of life and the tourism industry. In that mix, music especially holds a certain positive power in the making of a city. The Cities of Culture Exchange is an opportunity to share experiences of the music-driven economy in Liverpool and Bangkok.

The Beatles arguably put Liverpool on the map for fans in the 1950’s. The city’s love for its music has continued to develop, alongside its famous football team, creating a strong cultural scene that is clearly supported by its government and citizens.

Bangkok too has a love affair with music. From traditional rhythm and karaoke to the latest pop from here and around the world, fans flock to watch performances and sing along to music of their favorite genres. Now, the industry is being reshaped by weekend festivals and micro-venues that offer a diverse range of live music offerings.

On Tuesday 16 May, from 14:00 in the Grand Hall at River City Bangkok in the Creative District, two local heros join Liverpool City’s director of culture to share how music can transform the city and re-energize tourism.

Mark the date in your diary… more information to follow here shortly.



Claire McColgan
Director Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council

Pranitan “Pete” Phornprapa
Executive Vice President, Siam Motors Group and Co-Founder of Wonderfruit Festival

Piyapong “Py” Muenprasertdee
Co-Founder & Community Manager, Fungjai


Bangkok River Exchange is staged in collaboration with British Council, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, River City Bangkok and Bangkok River Partners.


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