Something unique was taking place in Straits Quay over the weekends of September 5-8 and 12-15. Penangpac hosted some of Penang’s young up-and-coming artistes in dance and theatre with the staging of the Short + Sweet Festival. This festival was brought to Kuala Lumpur from Australia by Datuk Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham in 2008, and this year marks the festival’s Penang debut.
The Short + Sweet Festival was first conceived in Sydney in 2002. It began as a 10-minute theatre competition for both amateurs and professionals, and soon spread to other cities in Australia.
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