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Creative Cities Forum

Date: 1/8/2015
Time: 10am-5pm
Venue: The Royale Bintang Hotel

The forum explored the role of creativity in city making, product development and design.

CIRCUS-CIRCUS

Date: 1/8/2015, 2/8/2015, 3/8/2015
Time: 3pm&8pm
Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

Electric dancers, shadow plays and sensational acrobatics come together in this show-stopping opening to George Town Festival.

No Cover Up

Date: 2/8/2015, 3/8/2015
Time: 3pm&8pm
Venue: Sinkeh

It’s a theatre performance that asks the penetrating questions about the structures of society and, ultimately, our very own humanity.

Konsert Kopitiam

Date: 2/8/2015, 8/8/2015, 15/8/2015, 22/8/2015, 29/8/2015
Time: 6pm
Venue: Asia Cafe, Hock Leong Yen, Hock Poh Lye

A mini-concert featuring local musicians, magicians, songbirds, poets, comedians, storytellers, including The Rozells, poet Anwar Fazal and the magician, The Great Barrini.

Rhythmic space, A Pause for Breath

Date: 3/8/2015, 23/8/2015
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: MPPP Town Hall

Jiha Park and Jungmin Seo are an instrumental duo with a difference, playing traditional instruments of Korea.

9413 Nine Deaths One Life

Date: 8/8/2015, 9/8/2015, 14/8/2015, 15/8/2015, 16/8/2015
Time: 7.30pm, 8.30pm
Venue: 139 Lebuh Pantai, stage 1, penangpac

This physical theatre explores the transformational qualities of rituals and showcases the desire to survive through the body. Interestingly, the performer will portray his perfect funeral while venturing the tabooed conversation of death.

Boria Fest

Date: 9/8/2015
Time: 5pm-8pm
Venue: MpppTown Hall

The programme helps to boost traditional art performances and unites many races through an advisory element and teaches through sketches and essays presented to the local community as well as international tourists.

Text, Body & Space

Date: 9/8/2015, 10/8/2015
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Hin Bus Art Depot

Local artist, Lim Chung Wei and Shanghai director, Zang Ning Bei partner up for 'Text, Body & Space', a contemporary mixed media physical theatre that celebrates the cross-cultural exchange programme.

Klas Art Function

Date: 10/8/2015
Time: 1.00pm-3.00pm
Venue: Sekeping Victoria

There are many tiers of art, from the established ones to pieces by relatively unknown artists, and we aim to achieve sales of more than 80% from the 84 lots to be auctioned.

Play

Date: 14/8/2015, 15/8/2015
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

Play pivot on the idea of playacting, the role-playing required in theatre, and the games people play. Play also pivot on games of chess, games of seduction and games of masquerades.

Rising

Date: 15/8/2015, 16/8/2015
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: stage 1,penangpac, MPPP Town Hall

A solo dance performance by Aakash Odedra. He is a young dancer who has shot to fame in the last couple of years, making it very big in Edinburgh Festival, and is about to go on to perform in New York.

The living City (Workshop)

Date: 16/8/2015, 17/8/2015
Time: 10am- 6pm.
Venue: MPPP Town Hall

The Living City is an interactive exhibition that explores city-making in a playful and hands-on approach using LEGO as a building medium.

TED x WeldQuay

Date: 16/8/2015
Time: 2.30pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Victory Annexe, E&O Hotel Entrance
*Take note : Fee RM60 per person

TED is an annual event where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share their passions.

Eurasian Fiesta 2015

Date: 17/8/2015
Time: 6.00pm - 11.00pm
Venue: Che Hoon Khor Moral Uplifting Society
*Take note : Fee RM60 per person

The annual Eurasian Fiesta Penang returns with a stupendous display of food, art, heritage, and music from our very own Penang’s Eurasian community. The Eurasian Fiesta 2015 (part of the annual Penang Georgetown Festival) is poised to be the biggest one-day Eurasian celebration in the country.

1Night Mic Stand with Kumar

Date: 17/8/2015
Time: 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

Singapore's famous comedian Kumar is back to razzle and dazzle the audience in George Town following last year's sold-out comedy show. For no holds barred and outrageous hilarity, make a date with Kumar at George Town Festival.

Joe Louis Theatre Troupe

Date: 16/8/2015
Time: 8.30pm - 10.30pm
Venue: MPPP Town Hall

Thai Classical Small Puppet Theatre is an truly unique showcase of Thai theatrical puppetry. Ramayana epic as its main story, the full-figure are aglow with the vibrancy of this art form’s colour and culture.

Singapore House Gallery

Date: 22/8/2015, 23/8/2015, 24/8/2015, 29/8/2015, 30/8/2015, 31/8/2015
Time: 12.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: 179, Victoria Street

Singapore House gallery is a pop-up retail space that will host Books Actually, The Gentleman’s Press, Monster Gallery, Sarah and Schooling, the film installation With-In-Sight, and a showcase by 14 artists from LASALLE College of the Arts.

Singapore House shop

Date: 22/8/2015, 23/8/2015, 24/8/2015, 29/8/2015, 30/8/2015, 31/8/2015
Time: 12.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: 179, Victoria Street

You will fall in love about this place is that the first floor features paintings and other trinkets that resonate with the tranquil, artsy feel emanating from this place. Definitely doubles up as a neat place for creative inspiration.

The Kitchen

Date: 22/8/2015, 23/8/2015
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

“The Kitchen” is an experiential, multi-sensory feast that revolves around the idea of how we make relationships palatable to each other and ourselves .

Laughters of 600 years- Mansai

Date: 22/8/2015, 23/8/2015
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: MPPP Town Hall

Mansai is the latest addition to the Asian Traditional Theatre Series, a month-long celebration of the region’s diverse range of classical dramas and one of three big names in the eclectic lineup of acts.

Ramayana

Date: 24/8/2015
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: MPPP Town Hall

The Ramayana is one of the colossal monuments of Indian classical literature, and has had a profound influence on Southeast Asian theatre.

Binding & Weaving Pages of History

Date: 28/8/2015, 30/8/2015
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: Yeng Keng Hotel
*Take note: entrance fees, RM20 per person

Bind and weave the pages of your story with book binding lessons by Ian of The Thistle Bindery. The two-day workshop comes with its individual theme such as Japanese Stab Binding and Long & Link Stitch Binding.

2HOUSES

Date: 28/8/2015, 29/8/2015, 30/8/2015
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Soonstead
*Take note: entrance fees, RM150 per person

2 Houses weaves a bit of history into a fictional tale. This drama evolved around a wealthy Straits family caught up in a difficult situation during the Second World War.

HAI KI XIN LOR

Date: 28/8/2015, 30/8/2015, 31/8/2015
Time: 8.45pm
Venue: Khoo Kongsi
*Take note: entrance fees, RM80 per person

Sunny, a film-maker haunted by a shocking incident from the past, goes back to Penang to shoot a new film about his family without their knowledge.

Singapore House Bar

Date: 29/8/2015, 30/8/2015, 31/8/2015
Time: 6.30pm-12.30am
Venue: China House

Singaporean mixologist Louis Tan will craft a special cocktail infused with delicate Penang flavours and fresh juices in a session.

Singapore Supper Club

Date: 29/8/2015, 30/8/2015, 31/8/2015
Time: 7.30pm-10.30am
Venue: China House

Singaporean chef Malcolm Lee of Candlenut restaurant will helm a Singapore-Penang supper club.It will feature Peranakan-inspired dishes such as buah keluak ice cream, steamed red curry souffle of cod fish and tiger prawns.

A Melodious Evening of Hindi

Date: 29/8/2015
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

The Penang Sikh Association (PSA) together with the Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia, Penang Branch (SNSM, PG) will organise a Bollywood style Hindi, Ghazal and Bhangra music concert.

Islands & Cities

Date: 30/8/2015, 31/8/2015
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Stidio @ Sinkeh

'Island and Cities: A Penang/Singapore Youth Playwriting Immersion Workshop' where six playwrights will be chosen for this youth project.Y ou is given the chance of writing your own theatre play and have it performed by a cast of proffesionals in the upcoming George Town Festival.

Armenia Our Heritage

Date: 30/8/2015
Time: 4pm, 6pm
Venue: E&O

A project programmed and conceptualised specifically for George Town Festival to showcase the Armenian roots and contribution in Penang cosmopolitan history.

MEIT & QHM

Date: 30/8/2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

It will be an unforgettable night where Penangnites witnessed top vocalists performing live Tamil Islamic songs from EM Hanifa抯 albums and Hindi Qawali hit songs rendered by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Victoria & Armenian Street Project

Date: 31/8/2015
Time: 4pm - 11pm
Venue: Victoria Street & Armenian street

It conducts a series of workshops, markets and public art performances right on the streets of George Town. V&A Project lineup combines international acts with thoroughly local performances - with Sydney-based dance troupe Shaun Parker & Company doing their "Trolleys" act on the same streets as performances of kuda kepang, a traditional Malay-Javanese dance.