The British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy, more commonly referred as BCTFN will hold their annual fair tomorrow, Saturday, November 28th 2015 at Bangkok Patana School. The address is: 643 La Salle Road (Sukhumvit 105), Bangna, Bangkok 10260. It is called the Ploenchit Fair for historical reasons. The first fair was held in 1957 at the British Embassy. It’s an all day, big bash, something for everyone event. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and it goes until 8:00 pm.

Here is a quote from the BCTFN web site:

The main stage hosts a variety of excellent bands and performers through out the day while a genuinely mind boggling array of food and drink is available from some of the best bars and restaurants in Bangkok.

One of those bands will be a classic rock n roller with plenty of rockabilly thrown in, Peter Driscoll and the Cruisers playing many of the rock standards from the 50s and 60s from artists such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Chuck Berry. You can be pretty sure that Peter will sing the Jerry Lee Lewis 1957 hit, Great Balls of Fire written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer. Great Balls of Fire was rated as the 96th greatest song ever by Rolling Stone.


Peter Driscoll and the Cruisers will be playing for the third time  Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at the Ploenchit Fair


It’s a great event and one of the best parts is that the proceeds benefit various charities. Since 2000 alone the fair has raised over 60 million baht for a diverse range of organizations.

For more information, which will include everything you need to know about this annual event go to:

It should be a fun day with a lot of flexibility of when you can arrive and depart.

Best of luck to BCTFN tomorrow.