George Town Festival 2019: WHEN NIGHT FALLS

 

The first event of the 2019 George Town Festival is WHEN NIGHT FALLS, which is held at the Esplanade area from 13 to 14 July, 7pm to 11pm. The event is a series of performance and lights display, featuring the following:

  • Compagnie des Quidams from France performing FierS à Cheval
  • Moz Drums from France performing The Lighted Drummers
  • Teatro Pavana from The Netherlands performing Le Ballerine & Night Colors
  • FILAMEN, a local projection mapping community group which will showcase a variety of beautiful animated visuals onto the facade of the Penang Town Hall.

Penang George Town Festival

Penang George Town Festival

The Penang George Town Festival that ended recently is a month-long celebration of arts and cultural performance which is held annually (normally during mid-year, July to August period). Every year, the event attracts thousands of visitors and many art performers from around the world, quickly becoming one of Asia’s must see events. The George Town Festival was launched in 2010 as a recognition of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Penang Street Art (The Giant Cat)

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This Giant Cat mural is part of the 101 Lost Kittens project by by local artist Tang Yeok Khang along with his two friends, Natthaton Muangkliang from Thailand and Louise Low from Kuala Lumpur. Created in conjunction with the George Town Festival 2013, the project will have 12 street murals to be completed by June 29. The artists hope to help create a public awareness of the need to protect stray animals and to love their pets through their project. This giant mural can be found along Armenian Street, George Town.

Giant Cat Mural

The mural proves to be a popular attraction for photography. For the art’s location, please click HERE for the map.