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Seniloka Art Festival, December 9th-10th 2017

Penang has a brand new arts festival, and it is all about celebrating local culture and creativity. Supported by MBPP and Think City, and curated and managed by local arts groups Roots Fest, Localhouz and Literaseni, the intent is for Seniloka Art Festival to become an annual event, and one which is accessible for Penang’s working class […]

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Syiok Sendiri : Halloween Spooktacular! October 13th-15th 2017

It’s a wonderfully improbable Penang story. Syiok Sendiri was intended to be a one-off ‘just for fun’ comedy show for Christmas back in 2014, but proved to be such a hit with both local and international audiences, despite the non-English Language segments of every performance, that it just keeps on coming back. Now in its […]

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Tales from The Mamak, September 15th-17th 2017

The Mamak is something quintessentially Malaysian. Of Indian Muslim heritage, the Mamak stall usually serves murtabak, roti canai and nasi kandar, is usually open to the street, and is usually open late or all night. Affordable food, unpretentious atmosphere, and extended opening hours have made them even more popular than Starbucks as a place for […]

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Next Level, 1st & 2nd September 2017

Next Level is theatre as reimagined by the millennial generation. The third full-length multimedia production by America’s Voyeur Theatre Collective, like those before it, combines aspects of rave culture, cinema, performance art, screen and image-based storytelling, to resonate with the lives of young people who might otherwise find theatre a bore.    The show stems from the […]

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The Italian Restaurant, August 26th & 27th, 2017

The Italian Restaurant is an existential tale telling of a chance meeting between a woman and a man in a restaurant and the forging of their destinies as their hearts become entwined. Provocative symbolism and metaphor creates the tranquil yet chaotic forward momentum for the story, forcing the audience to interpret the unique performance and choreography. […]

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