A FESTIVAL FOR EVERYONE

9 - 24 JULY 2022

#gtf2022

#GTF2022

Open Call for Proposals

Keen to present your works at George Town Festival 2022? If you have any works which are in line with the Festival’s theme, be it performing arts or visual arts, we look forward to receiving your submissions!

#GTF2022 PROGRAMMES

Oops! Belle the Witch is Gone!

Children Musical Theatre

Momo is a clever yet naughty little boy caught in a magical world of fantasy, where Baddie – an evil wizard – lives. What happens when Baddie captures Momo and wants to put him in an ugly soup to make the world an ugly kingdom, forever? Find out in “Oops! Belle the Witch is Gone!”.

Mozart at the Mansion

Opera

Set to take place at the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (also known as The Blue Mansion), “Mozart at the Mansion” promises an evening of divine opulence with soaring selections of Mozart’s arias and duets performed by the Kuala Lumpur City Opera (KLCO). With the maestro’s delicate music filling the air of the most befitting venue for an exquisite evening, “Mozart at the Mansion” is surely not to be missed by opera lovers.

George Town Discovery Walk

Discovery Walk

Soak in the culture and history of George Town in the “George Town Discovery Walk”! Happening on 7 July 2022, in celebration of the 14th anniversary of George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, the 5km fun walk will take you from the historic Beach Street and through the heritage enclave to discover fascinating history-rich buildings of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. Participants can expect t-shirts and goodie bags.

Moments

Photobook

Presented by George Town Festival, Moments showcases images of unforgettable moments and scenes of contemporary Penang captured through the lenses of lifelong Penangites and photographers Patrick Loo, Sean Lim and Yih Chang. These images evoke elusive memories, inspiring a profound desire to create and capture more moments specific to the Penang experience that lasts a lifetime.

A Starry Night Recital

Music

Dubbed “the prince of love ballads”, Malaysian artiste Abin Fang will be performing live in his online recital at 7:30 pm on 15 February 2022, which coincides with Chap Goh Mei, also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day in Southeast Asia. On this romantic occasion, fans from Malaysia and beyond are welcomed to partake in an evening of auditory pleasure with Abin Fang’s celebrated works.

G-Short

Short Film Festival

G-Short is a short film festival held as part of the George Town Festival to celebrate the endless imagination and possibilities a 90-second short film can bring about. Following the resounding success of the inaugural edition in 2021, G-Short returns for the second edition in July 2022.

 

A Nostalgic Journey

Notebooks

Be prepared to embark on a nostalgic journey through these uniquely Penang icons — the ferry and the trishaw. In collaboration with Penang-born artist Lefty Julian, George Town Festival is releasing two notebooks featuring a ferry and a trishaw, respectively, in 2021. Join us in taking a walk down memory lane while jotting your way through these exquisite notebooks that can be found nowhere else.

Penang at a Glance

Photobook

Presented by George Town Festival, Penang at a Glance is a collection of photographs captured from the lenses of four local photographers coming from four different backgrounds. The book showcases Penang’s breathtaking landscapes, festivals, celebrations, arts, culture, heritage, people and lifestyles.

Tanjong Life: The New Norm

Comic Book

Presented by George Town Festival, Tanjong Life: The New Norm is a comic book illustrated by Penang-born cartoonist Azmi Hussin. Follow the funny adventures of Joe G – Azmi’s buck-toothed, true-blue Penangite character – as he explores the amusing and the not-so-amusing sides of the new normal in Penang!

 

A Notebook

Handcrafted Notebook

Glimpse into the spirit of the George Town Festival while jotting your way through “A Notebook”. The notebook is meticulously handcrafted by Penang-based stationery producer Muccapaper featuring four creative, one-of-a-kind doodles with stories about the Festival illustrated by Yuki Koe.

 

Arts to Your Doorstep

Online Marketplace

“Arts to Your Doorstep” is an online marketplace to buy and sell unique art pieces and rare, handmade items created by local artists and artisans. Started in 2021 by George Town Festival to support homegrown artists by promoting and selling their artworks online.

 

 

The Senses

Music Performance

“The Senses”, set to take place at Penang’s highest 360° viewing platform that is The Habitat Penang Hill’s Curtis Crest, is a one-of-a-kind concert in a 130-million-year-old rainforest with mesmerising views of Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve’s ancient rainforest, the George Town World Heritage Site and beyond. Headlined by the multitalented Alena Murang, “The Senses” offers an all-round sensorial experience for all types of audiences.