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Lady Penh: what to do in Phnom Penh?

Lady Penh is the founder of Phnom Penh and tells you about what's going on in Phnom Penh!

not to miss!
D+2  Thu. 23/10, 18:00 - Oktoberfest Cambodia 2014 @ Cambodiana Hotel
Tuesday, October 21
conference
18:30 Café Polyglotte @ Institut Français
 
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If you want to practice French and/or any other language of your choice, don't miss "Café Polyglotte".

French, Khmer, but also Thaï, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese have already been spoken during Le Café Polyglotte. Come and join Le Café Polyglotte, to meet new people and make progress in a friendly atmosphere!

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cinema
18:30 GMO OMG, the End of Real Food (new) @ The Flicks 1+2+3
 
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Who controls the future of your food? GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds.

Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere.

GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system.

In GMO OMG, the encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing global movement to take back what we have lost. Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked? Is there still time to reclaim its purity, protect biodiversity and save ourselves?

(90mins, documentary)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynyB2fNn8kQ

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Regulars and reminders
exhibition
"Once upon a time... Phnom Penh City" @ Institut Français
 
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This exhibition traces the urban development of Phnom Penh City through unique archival documents (photographies, maps, records), aiming to promote the rich past and history of the capital in an informative and entertaining way.

It has been made possible thanks to the Heritage Mission, an institute operated by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, which performes a great work in gathering data on Phnom Penh City urban and monumental heritage history.

Besides the exhibition on Phnom Penh city urban heritage, an artistic and contemporary perspective will be presented through works of two photographers: Jean-François Perigois (France) and Chhay Kanha (Cambodia)

More info on "Once Upon a time... Phnom Penh city": http://goo.gl/QgGSZH

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sports
 

Guys, girls and all abilities welcome.

Normal play on Tuesday is at 8pm at 3G Fields on National Assembly Street.

Email: pptouchrugby@gmail.com to find out more and check the time and location.

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game
17:30 Quiz Night @ Gym Bar
 
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Teams can accumulate points just for playing and win prizes at the end of the season. Weekly prizes are featured as well.

$1 per person, with winning team taking all.

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sports
17:40 Pilates @ Samata Spa
 
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Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5.40 and 6.50pm

On Tuesdays

5.40pm - Progressive/Intermediate level - continuous exercise, more challenging work and greater strength training.

6.50pm - Basic/Progressive - greater concentration on fundamental exercises, correct muscle recruitment and preparation for more advanced practice (this class will also cater to beginners wishing to start pilates practice) - still a demanding workout!

On Thursdays:

5.40pm - Basic/Progressive - greater concentration on fundamental exercises, correct muscle recruitment and preparation for more advanced practice (this class will also cater to beginners wishing to start pilates practice) - still a demanding workout!

6.50pm - Progressive/Intermediate level - continuous exercise, more challenging work and greater strength training.

Paul is a professional pilates instuctor specialising in matwork, small apparatus and studio. He trained and taught for 8 years in Australia before moving to Cambodia, teaching mat work and working with people of all ages and pilates experience to address postural problems and common back complaints.

Paul is currently offering mat classes for people who would like to experience classical pilates with a focus on whole body strengthening, form and flow. Exercises are adapted to the level that suits each client and are classes are designed to ensure a healthy and challenging workout.

Enquiries into personal sessions are also welcome.

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sports
19:30 Dodgeball Night! @ PP Dodgeball Field
 
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Join in with Dodgeball, every Tuesday from July 22 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at #55-57, Street 123 (near the Russian Market).

Let's start off at 7.30pm, so arrive a bit earlier :-)

Dodgeball, a sport, a time to peg a friend or enemy, a fantastic workout and most of all the chance for triumph.

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sports
20:00 Ultimate Frisbee @ 3G Field on National Assembly Road
 
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We play Tuesdays on the 3g fields at 8pm, Wednesdays at 4.30pm on the ISPP fields (street 380 directly across from Blue Pumpkin), and Sundays from 3.30 to sundown at Northbridge.

New players (of all experience levels and genders) are welcome on any or all of these days.

Email CraigDGerard@gmail.com to let us know you are coming!

http://www.phnompenhultimate.com

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live_show
21:00 Tuesday Night Jazz Club @ Sharky's
 

Tuesday Night Jazz Club - featuring Graham Cain (Acoustic Soloist), a regular performer to Sharkys - and well renowned for his vast array of songs from his own personal 'Jukebox of 1,300 songs.' If you have a favorite, please don't be shy and ask Graham for requests! You may be pleasantly surprised !

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exhibition
"Hello Sally!" by Em Riem @ The Plantation
 
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Hello Sally! is an exclusive and new collection of 17 abstract paintings. These result from a long academic journey within the traditional Cambodian art of painting. In this exhibition, Em Riem is now extending his talent to the world of abstract, while still glorifying his culture and knowledge in his own and unique way.

Hello Sally! will be Em Riem’s 3rd exhibition at The Plantation. He was indeed the very first artist to exhibit at the Lotus Pond Gallery early 2012 and participated later to the collective exhibition ”40 masks - 40 artists”. Paintings are available for sale.

Originally from Kandal province, Em Riem is a Cambodian 43 years-old artist who graduated from the Royal University of Fine Arts of Phnom Penh and the Higher National School of Decorative Arts of Paris, France. Em Riem’s art includes a wide range of materials and inspirations: from rattan designed sofas to abstract aluminium sculptures, painted portraits of Khmer Rouge’s victims or eclectic acrylic paintings of the countryside. Em Riem is also one of the most famous male fashion models in Cambodia, with a unique creative and personal style.

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exhibition
"Inverted Sewer" by Meas Sokhorn @ Java Café & Gallery
 
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After a quiet period of almost two years, Meas Sokhorn will exhibit a new series of paintings. Working on a background of alarming-red, Meas depicts figures on motorbikes, in cars and walking along the roads of Phnom Penh. The figures are not grounded to any fixed perspective and seem to be detached from the background—creating a loose and chaotic composition. It gives the impression that one could shake the canvas and the characters would float around and settle in new positions. But the artistic narrative unfolds in the details.

In the corner of one canvas are the words in English “LANE OWNER,” while horns emerge from the faces of pedestrians, a steering wheel and policeman caps. In another, a Chivas logo covers the road that cars drive over. The passengers carry bottles of alcohol and firearms. While another painting refers to the political rallies of the Cambodian General election of 2013.

Although the literal representation is largely traffic and alcohol, a secondary and subversive theme of class conflict and exploitation of power pervades the body of work. When discussing these themes with Meas, he refers to the congested roads of Phnom Penh as a “moving slum.” A metaphor that refers to the seeming lack of order and infrastructure despite the fact that there are rules and laws in place to govern the interactions. He says that the whole system is broken and no one is taking responsibility.

When asked why, as an artist, do you present this theme in your work, Meas replied that he has observed and been subjected to this growing problem and felt compelled to respond, “This is all I can do—I have my brush.” The stop-sign red background of the paintings serve as a warning of danger. A warning that he hopes will stimulate conversation and hopefully serve as a call to action.

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