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Thailand’s junta targets acclaimed theatre production

By Mon, Feb 02, 2015 12:15PM UTC 0 Comment

Back in 2012, a solo theater performance called “Bang La Merd” premiered to widespread acclaim and later won Ornanong Thaisiriwong plaudits and Best Original Script and Performance Awards from the International Association of Theatre Critics (Thailand). 'Bang La Merd', roughly translated as 'district of violation', portrays the violation of rights in Thai society. Now in 2015, in the restrictive post-coup atmosphere, Ornanong thought it was time to re-stage the production....

Voicing concerns: Thai artists take on the coup and the junta

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:06AM UTC Comments Off on Voicing concerns: Thai artists take on the coup and the junta

As Thailand enters a time when the wrong opinion can send people to prison, some artists and other creative minds are finding alternative ways to express their concerns and critiques of the government and Thai society....

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

By Thu, Oct 16, 2014 12:00PM UTC 0 Comment

At Maynooth University, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to study abroad as part of their degree programme. And with almost 200 partner universities on five continents, students can benefit from an international outlook and a wealth of global connections. In a recent post, Kellyanne reported on her Erasmus experience in the city of Saint...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: The 3 most ludicrous things said in Thailand this week

By Fri, Oct 03, 2014 7:41AM UTC 0 Comment

This is part XXV, XXVI and XXVII of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been a while since this section has graced this blog and while the past couple of months were not lacking...

A Year of Self-Discovery and Possibility

By Wed, Sep 24, 2014 11:30AM UTC Comments Off on A Year of Self-Discovery and Possibility

by Kellyanne Parsons I remember the day I first heard the word ‘Erasmus’. I was sitting in a small lecture hall in Maynooth University for the first time, listening to a French presentation by one of the lecturers from the university. It was a course outline set up for potential undergraduates interested in studying in...