Nostalgia, Violin and Piano Recital, June 25th

In a performance to tug at the heart strings and bring a nostalgic tear to the eye, two talented Singaporean musicians will take you on a tour of the sentimental best of classical music. Bruch’s 1880 “Scottish Fantasy” intertwines Scottish folk melodies; Grieg’s 1886 “Violin Sonata no3 in C Minor” is based on Norwegian folk […]

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Howard Tan's "Found Things" Exhibition

  Howard Tan is a staple of George Town’s artistic crowd. There is really no one better to explore and visually exhibit flea markets than the man who has been snapping George Town’s developing streets scenes for years. Now a photographer valued by tourists and locals alike, Howard’s eminently subtle photos paradoxically express so much attention and care over […]

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Artisan Market, June 19th

Penang is rich with culture and heritage, but, traditional artisans are finding it hard to sustain their trades and pass on their knowledge. This Artisan Market, the second in what we hope will become a regular event, aims to bridge artisans and the public by giving people the chance to watch, learn from, and buy from the […]

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'Migration to the East' – solo exhibition by Ammar Khalifa

Ammar Khalifa is a Sudanese artist currently residing in Penang. His exhibition: ‘Season of Migration to the East’, is his first solo exhibition in Georgetown. His paintings are inspired by Tayeb Salih’s seminal literary work Season of Migration to the North, the aesthetic expressions of cross-colonial references embrace themes such as migration versus home, belonging versus […]

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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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Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare Demystified, The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare Demystified, a KL-based acting troupe founded in 2011, declares its mission as being to “strive to un-scarify the Bard”. Each year they stage one play, performing it in KL, Penang, and various schools and other institutions around Malaysia. Their minimalist but creative production approach offers each play in a shortened, simplified and informal fashion that loses […]

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