Sabtu, 3 Julai 2010
TALK ROOM @ George Town Festival 2010
THEATRE & FILM
Speakers: SAW TEONG HIN & LEOW PUAY TIN
4 July, Sun # 2pm – 4pm # Town Hall, Esplanade # Free admission*
Join famous director Saw Teong Hin and playwright Leow Puay Tin in an interactive session on the joys and challenges in the creative industry. Award winning director Saw Teong Hin (Puteri Gunung Ledang) is directing his first theatre production, Emily of Emerald Hill. Leow Puay Tin, who is also the head of Department of Performance & Media at Sunway University College, plays Emily in the production, along with Pearlly Chua and Neo Swee Lin.
Speaker: GHAFFAR POURAZAR
6 July, Tue # 8pm-10pm # Town Hall, Esplanade # Free admission*
At 32, Ghaffar Pourazar quit as a computer animator to learn Beijing Opera, where most students in the academy were half his age or lesser. Today he is a sought-after Beijing Opera director and performer known for playing challenging roles such as the Monkey King. How did this Iranian born artist fall in love with this dying art form? Come and find out.
POETRY & FAMILY
Speaker: EDDIN KHOO
9 July, Fri # 8pm – 10pm # Town Hall, Esplanade # Free admission*
For a decade, Eddin Khoo has been collating photographs that piece together the family memory for a series of prose and prose poem remembrances. In ‘BLOOD LINES: Poetry, Memory and the Family Album’, he will share photos from his family album, explain the methods of use, read excerpts from his work and discuss the curious nature of memory and autobiography. Eddin is a poet, writer, translator and journalist.
Speaker: VICTORIA CATTONI
20 July, Tue # 8pm – 10pm # Town Hall, Esplanade # Free admission*
Victoria Cattoni will be showcasing Nyonya’s Kebaya, Baba’s Desire, her video art exhibition on the nyonya kebaya during the George Town Festival. Get up close in Q&A session with the Australian-born visual artist and researcher with a keen interest on Southeast Asian culture at this talk.
* Limited seats for all free admission talks. Book now. Call 016-553 2712 (9am – 5pm) or visit www.georgetownfestival.com.
Speaker: MARCUS LANGDON
# 17 July, Sat # 2pm – 5pm # Town Hall, followed by a tour at Fort Cornwallis #
Admission: By donation of RM80 per person, RM60 (for PHT members). All proceeds will go to Penang Heritage Trust.
Marcus Langdon has methodically researched original correspondence and documents to piece together an interesting story of Fort Cornwallis’ early history. Join Marcus for the fascinating talk and tour, ‘Fort Cornwallis & The Defence of Early George Town. For enquiries and tickets, call Sheau Fung or Alex at 04-264 2631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About GEORGE TOWN FESTIVAL 2010:
GEORGE TOWN FESTIVAL 2010 is the inaugural month-long celebration held in conjunction with the 2nd anniversary of George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The festival will feature over 80 programs to promote arts and heritage in Penang with the concerted effort of the Penang State Government, Municipal Council of Penang island, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang Global Tourism and the various communities of Penang. Visit www.georgetown.com for more info