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Songkran Water Festival Penang, 13th April 2018

Songkran, also known as the Thai Water Festival, is a traditional Thai Festival to mark the New Year. Is also celebrated in Penang, notably along Lorong Burma in Pulau Tikus, where both the Thai Reclining Buddha temple and the Burmese Temple celebrate with gusto. The now almost-destroyed historic hamlet of Kampong Siam (Thai Village) is nearby; […]

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French Film Festival Penang

French Film Festival, May 25th-June 4th 2017

Alliance Francaise, the French cultural organisation, once again brings the best of recent French cinema to Penang, as part of a larger French Festival, which includes an exhibition, a piano recital, and the annual “Fête de la Musique”.  Seventeen films will be shown, at the GSC cinema complex in Gurney Plaza, and with drama, comedy, […]

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Opera 7.45 – The Twilight Zone, Until April 27th

Penang Photographer Albert Foo loves Chinese opera. His passion for an art form he fears is dying in Penang is gloriously obvious in this exhibition of his photographs at Keeni Kessler Gallery.  The photographs were all taken against the magical light of the twilight zone at 7.45pm during the annual month-long Hungry Ghost Festival, as the performers […]

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Mexican Film Festival 2017, 11th – 14th April 2017

The “Golden Age of Mexican Cinema” was back in the 1930s-1960s. At the turn of this century, Mexican films made global news again, with the brilliant Y Tu Mamá También and Amores Perros. You may not know it, but Mexican directors won the Oscar Award for Best Director for three years in a row in 2013, 2014 and 2015, […]

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Shakespeare Demystified: Macbeth, 27th-30th April 2017

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair” Macbeth, Act I, Scene I EXPLANATION: What’s beautiful will eventually become ugly and vice versa. Things would be opposite to what they appear. This is the most important line in Macbeth as it is considered the closest description of the theme of the play. Interpreted as Macbeth’s fair […]

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