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Ten Days Three Festivals – November 24th until December 3rd 2017

2017 marks the sixth anniversary of Penang’s annual “Ten Days Three Festivals” season, a veritable relay race of festivals. First off the starting line is the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF), which will be held from November 24th until November 26th. Since its launch in 2011, it has developed into one of the most important […]

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Hasim: Arborist and Art Exhibition, October 28th until November 5th

An arborist, otherwise known as a tree surgeon, is a person trained to maintain trees in top condition, with an in-depth knowledge in horticulture including plant and soil biology, identification of tree species and disease control. This new exhibition, Hasim: Arborist and Art, at contemporary arts centre Hin Bus Depot is to celebrate arborists’ work in general, […]

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Connecting the Lights, 21st August

Considering Penang’s size and relative obscurity, the state has attracted and cultivated personalities that have been made famous for influencing the world. Of course, Francis Light stands out as being the first to establish Penang as a British colony. His son, William Light, then went on in his father’s footsteps and established what we now […]

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Death of George Town

Filmmaker, Ryan Anderson, presents a short film on George Town’s dying heritage in the face of rampant and – often mindless – persecution, evictions and destruction disguised as gentrification. Comprised of numerous interviews, Ryan’s expose into the normal life of people living and working in George Town builds a patchwork of stories within his own presented […]

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