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Yaron Kohlberg & the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra, August 10th & 11th 2018

During this year’s George Town Festival the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will be playing with two incredibly talented young musicians, including the celebrated ‘Pianist With The Golden Hands’, Israeli Yaron Kohlberg. Kohlberg, who now lives in China, has a long list of accolades attached to his name, having played in major halls over five continents  […]

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Puppets in the Park – August 2018

Throughout this year’s George Town Festival, there are a few series with events in each week. One of the series we think looks both promising and fun is the puppetry series, which will be staged in Armenian Park. There will be four different shows, with three (arguably four) different countries of origin and so the […]

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Ensemble Q, August 3rd 2018

Ensemble Q is an impressive collective of musicians who’s self proclaimed purpose is to showcase and develop talent within the Australian classical music scene. The group seems to be characterised by the members passion for chamber music and their desire to ensure it thrives in the future. This can be seen in the fact that […]

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George Town Festival Film Screenings, August 2018

This year, the George Town Festival’s programme features many film screenings of all genres and orientating from multiple continents. There is undoubtedly something for everyone! To help guide you through the vast selection, here are a few of the highlights! 1. First They Killed My Father (2017)  The 2017 film ‘First They Killed my Father’ […]

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St Anne’s Festival, July 20th-29th 2018

The St. Annes Festival is an annual religious celebration in Bukit Mertajam, a town in mainland Penang state. In 2018 it will take place from the 20th to the 29th of July. The event draws as many as 100,000 pilgrims each year, making it one of the largest Christian festivals in South East Asia. The […]

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