George Town Festival 2011 schedule

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ART

  • HOME COMING: PENANG LALALILATAMPONG UNITES
    • 9–15 JUL
    • 15, QUEEN STREET, 10200 GEORGE TOWN PENANG
    • TICKETING: FREE

This is a home-calling movement to the youth of Penang to explore and redefine what "home" means to them. Art enthusiasts from the late 1980s and early 1990s were invited to participate in this movement by producing artworks from March until June. The end product will be showcased from July 9-15 in conjunction with the GeorgeTown Festival. The celebration, entitled "Home Coming" will feature performing arts, installations, video screenings and photography exhibitions.

  • DA+C FESTIVAL
    • 15-17 JUL
    • GEORGE TOWN
    • TICKETING: FREE / INVITATION
  • SPEAKS: THE CATS N DOGS SAY SO

LASSie is an organisation of volunteers set up to receive, rehabilitate and care for neglected, abused and needy animals. The organisation also runs an animal clinic in Langkawi which is a charity project aimed at the sterilisation of stray cats and dogs primarily. Both are non-profit ventures, staffed by volunteers and aimed at improving the lives of unwanted and neglected animals.

* Installation within various locations in Penang.


BOOK LAUNCH

  • PENANG - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO ITS HISTORIC HOMES, BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS AND PARKS

CULTURAL

  • NASI KANDAR FESTIVAL
    • 1-31 JUL
    • GEORGE TOWN
    • TICKETING: FREE / INVITATION

DANCE

  • ODISSI STIRED
    • 15 JUL
    • DEWAN BUDAYA USM
  • RIVER MEETS LIGHT
    • 29-30 JUL
    • PRANGIN CANAL, JALAN MAXWELL, GEORGE TOWN, PENANG
    • TICKETING: FREE / INVITATION

Premiering at Prangin Canal, Penang for the George Town Festival 2011, “River Meets Light” is a mixed media performance that aims to incorporate the ebb and flow of creative expressions along the rivers with an array of eco-sculpture installations, dance, poetry recitation, interplay of sounds from songs and dialogue with the river communities, environmental music from recycled materials and light and audio-visual projection.


EXHIBITION

  • THE WOMEN
  • LINE LINE JOURNEY EXHIBITION
    • 10-24 JUL
    • GALERI SENI MUTIARA, THE WHITEAWAYS ARCADE, BEACH STREET, 10200 GEORGE TOWN, PENANG

Tell the world through Kiah Kiean' sketches, Penang is a beatiful island. The exhibition will feature 40 recent sketches of Penang, Bangkok & Macau.

  • PERANAKAN WOMEN: HISTORY, PASSION & THEIR LIFE
    • PINANG PERANAKAN MANSION, CHURCH STREET, 10200 GEORGE TOWN, PENANG

A photographic exhibition of the Peranakan women, their history, lifestyle & portraits at the Peranakan Mansion.

  • WAYANG!
    • 1-22 JUL
    • TUES-SUN, 10AM - 5PM
    • GALLERY 29, 29 CHINA STREET, 10200 GEORGE TOWN, PENANG

An exhibition of totally new works by artist Rebecca Duckett Wilkinson – painted especially for the George Town Festival.

The themes are based on ideas inspired by what happens in George Town; as well as shapes, patterns and colours found in George Town. In her new work Rebecca explores the use of mixed media on large scale canvases. The images and patterns common and recognisable in George Town culture are presented in a very different but dynamic style.


MIXED MEDIA PERFORMANCE

  • SCENT OF AN ISLAND
    • CHEONG FATT TZE MANSION, LEITH STREET
    • TICKETING: FREE

A collaborative work by Ismail Hashim (photographer) & Cecil Rajendra (poet), Scent of an Island is an ongoing attempt to capture the sights, sounds and smells of Penang in words, image and music. This is the real Penang as experienced by Penangites – the good, the bad and the ugly; the experience is not censored, sanitised, varnished or packaged for the tourist.


MUSIC

  • CONCERT UTAMA TYT
    • 3 JUL
    • DEWAN SRI PINANG

In conjunction with the State Governor Celebration, the Penang Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Woon Wen Kin, was once again (consecutively since 1985) appointed to conduct a private performance for 100 VIP guests.

  • HIGH WINDS MALAYSIA
    • 30 JUL
    • MPPP TOWN HALL, JALAN ESPLANADE, 10200 GEORGE TOWN, PENANG
  • LEGENDARY / WARRIORS MUSIC THEMES
    • 24 JUL
    • DEWAN SRI PINANG
    • TICKETING: FREE / INVITATION
  • YALA  SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    • 24-25 JUL
    • PENANG BOTANIC GARDEN & DEWAN SRI PINANG

THEATRE

  • BLIND LOVE
    • 8-10 JUL
    • SOUND MAKER STUDIO, 62, WELD QUAY, GEORGE TOWN 10200, PENANG
    • TICKETING: BOOKING

Blind Love was adapted from Aalst, a play by the Belgian stage director Pol Heyvaert. Based on real-life events that took place in the town of Aalst in 1999, Aaist recounts the murder of two children by their parents.

  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS
    • 28 JUL
    • DEWAN SRI PINANG

A musical drama that showcases the increasing void between the older generation and the present younger generation. The traditional cultures of our parents and grandparents are slowly but surely being eroded with the onslaught of modern technology and western culture.

Not all that is old is bad and outdated, and not all that is new and modern is good for us. It is high time that our younger generation realises that there are many good traditional values that they should adopt and preserve in their modern living.


OTHER

  • MUSLIM LEAGUE COMPETITION
    • 22 JUL
    • DEWAN SRI PINANG
    • TICKETING: FREE / INVITATION



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