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Happy Heritage Day, George Town!

It’s been 12 years and we are still going strong and continue to be the tourist magnet to international travellers and domestic ones.

And once we recover from the CoVid19 pandemic, we will emerge stronger and more compelling!

See you back in George Town soon!


Caring Matters

Dear Bibliophiles and those visiting Penang this weekend,

The George Town Literary Festival and it’s related events are set to keep us all on our toes as we have fun being introduced to new book titles and their authors and have a great start to Christmas shopping!

How about taking some time out and going on a photographic exploration of love, caring relationships, social and filial ties?

It is being presented by Karyn Coxall-Leong from Friday 22/11/2019 till 29/11/2019 at Viva Victoria’s Upstairs Gallery at 169, Lebuh Victoria.

The exhibition opens at 6pm this Friday and runs from 12 noon till 11.30pm on other days.

“In a time and place where technology, convenience, consumerism lead, it is so very easy to get caught up in the everyday goings-on, ” says Karyn.

“No matter your circumstances or where you come from, we must all make an effort to remember family and community as the true lynchpins of life.”

(Images courtesy of Karyn Coxall-Leong)

From Broadway to George Town … story-telling of faith

Broadway actor Bruce Kuhn is coming to town! This will not be his first trip to Malaysia (he has performed in the Klang Valley and East Malaysia previously) but definitely his maiden visit to Penang.

Kuhn’s list of acting performances in the United States include playing Javert (the Police Inspector) and Thenardier (Master of the House) in “Les Miserables” on Broadway. He also starred in the national tour of Harry Chapin’s one-man Off-Broadway hit, “The Cotton Patch Gospel,” and performed in the national tour of “Chess,” directed by Trevor Nunn.

His one-man shows on his worldwide tours have included “The Gospel of Luke” and “Acts of the Apostles” which are told as stories in a compelling manner.

Kuhn’s gift in storytelling is one which he shares with others, via ‘Word by Heart’, an international training school (which he is a co-founder). Students around the world (from Vancouver in Canada to Oxford in the UK) have been taught via his courses, to present a gospel to an audience.

His Penang dates are from Friday (21/6/2019) to Saturday (22/6/2019) where he will be sharing his God-given talents via two monologue theatre performances and a workshop.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception at Pulau Tikus in George Town will host Bruce Kuhn and his performances.

With a donation of RM25, you get to attend all three sessions. Tickets are available during weekend masses at the church and at the parish office.

His Penang programme is as follows:

8 pm on Friday 21 June, 2019

Monologue on the Gospel of Luke

10 am on Saturday 22 June, 2019

Workshop on Memorizing & Story Telling

8 pm on Saturday 22 June , 2019

Monologue on the Acts of the Apostles

(Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Lorong Maktab, 10250 Penang)

Rebecca’s Nifty Sketchbooks

Her t-shirts and their Malaysiana prints of flora and fauna inspired many in the 1980s when she sold these items at Central Market in Kuala Lumpur.

Today, Malaysian artist and painter Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson continues to be inspired from her homes in Penang, Pangkor and Piedmont (Italy) and shares her impressions on paper, canvas, textile and other mediums.

Her latest offerings are these nifty sketchbooks which can double up as travel journals in eye-catching colours and takes you to the jungle and the sea.

A set of 6 of these sketchbooks are retailing at RM80 and currently sold at the Tropical Spice Garden at Teluk Bahang in Penang. Other retail outlets are being confirmed at the moment.

Contact details for the artist are found in the photo below …

Children from the Heart

For those in town this weekend for the George Town Literary Festival or the school holidays, a refreshing art exhibition by kids is worth checking out in our heritage city.

Location : Jetty35 潮人居

35, Ground Floor, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang

The Children from the Heart art exhibition, gathers 54 pieces of art work, created by various age groups of children at Cherry Art – a space of art expression for children.

The exhibition runs till 30 Dec 2018, and enquires can be directed at: Ms Ho Chin Chin: 012-4943726

(Images courtesy of Tan Yeow Wooi)

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