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.

Occupy Beach Street

Occupy Beach Street

Occupy Beach Street

Occupy Beach Street

Occupy Beach Street

Occupy Beach Street

Occupy Beach Street

Occupy Beach Street

Every Sunday, in conjunction with cars-free day at Beach Street, Project Occupy Beach Street (presumably ‘inspired’ after Occupy Wall Street) is held to attract people from all walks of life with its various fun activities as well as its makeshift Sunday marketplace. During these days, the street is lined up with stalls selling items ranging from homemade food to general goods. Activities include street performance, mini games and sports such as street soccer, traditional games and street dancing. Not only that, one can easily rent a bicycle there to explore the heritage vicinity.

For more info or the programs listing, please refer to https://www.facebook.com/occupybeachstreet.