Vesak Day, May 29th 2018

Wesak Day, or Vesak Day, is a public holiday in Malaysia, marking the most important Buddhist festival of the year. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, and is sometimes called “Buddha’s Birthday”. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month of the Buddhist calendar, which in most […]

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Jet Leang Dance Theatre, June 15th & 16th 2018

Born and raised in Penang, choreographer Jet Leang has returned after years of studying and working in Singapore and  the Netherlands, with a burning desire to run a professional dance company with full-time dancers here. His mission is to put on his stage his own creations but also to introduce the work of other contemporary […]

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Le French Festival, May 3rd-13th 2018

Mainly, but not only, a film festival, Le French Festival returns to Penang this year with sixteen of the best contemporary French films showing at the GSC Cinema in Gurney Plaza. Pretty much every film genre is represented, with romantic comedies, historical tales, social films, a biopic, an animated children’s film and a fantasy film. All […]

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Penang Dance Day, Tuesday May 1st 2018

International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance, organised by UNESCO every year on 29th April, the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet. The day aims to encourage participation and education in dance through events and festivals held on the date all over the world. Here in Penang, the […]

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