George town festival 2014
George town festival 2014

A good reason to travel to Penang next month.

The whole of August 2014 celebrates George Town’s listing as a Unesco Heritage Site. George Town festival is an arts and culture festival showcasing local and international talent. Traditionally Penang was an important trading port where different cultures met and merged creating this melting pot of culture and unique heritage.

Here are some of the events I will be going to.

Thomas Powell Zodiac
12 Zodiacs by Thomas Powell

Thomas Powell Facebook Page

Daniel Brinsmead
Project 9 A collaboration by Daniel Brinsmead and Maxime Rhapsody

Daniel Brinsmead Facebook Page

Merging links between 2 cities by We are artists

We are Artists Facebook Page

2 Houses
2 Houses – A play by Sin-Pen colony

Sin – Pen Colony Facebook page

Tedx Weld Quay
Tedx Weld Quay

Tedx Weld Quay website

Come close at Hin Bus Depot
Come close at Hin Bus Depot

Hin Bus Depot Facebook Page


George Town Festival is a month-long festival that has turned into a proudly Penang arts institution. From its start as a series of arts and culture events in celebration of George Town’s listing as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2008, George Town Festival was mooted and celebrated its first inauguration in 2010.

Since then, we have had the privilege of hosting spectacular events spanning the arts – from world-class performances to cross-cultural creative collaborations, experimental art, traditional and contemporary performing arts, as well as exciting local community initiatives and public installations.

Our mission is to become the platform for culture and the arts in South-East Asia, with a focus on George Town’s unique perspectives. For the festival month, the city becomes a canvas where performers and audiences transform spaces within it with venues ranging from auditoriums to  five-foot ways, colonial shop-houses to sidewalk galleries.

The festival continues to offer the best possible experience through our core beliefs of Collaboration, Community, Reinvention and Accessibility, intriguing audiences with our various free and ticketed events.

George Town Festival 2014 will take place during the entire month of August.”