George Town Festival turns 8 乔治市庆典迎向8周年

A city at the heart of Penang is celebrating its eighth year festival dedicated to its inauguration as a UNESCO Heritage Site.

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Anthar Agni theater show from The Temple of Fine Arts, Singapore
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The Manganiyar Classroom a theater directed by Roysten Abel from India.

Endorsed by the Penang State Government, George Town Festival (GTF) is a month-long celebration of the arts, culture, heritage and community. It is growing into a major Asian Arts event, as quoted by International New York Times.

This year, GTF will run from 28 July to 3 September together with its satellite event Butterworth Fringe Festival (BFF) on 12 August and 13 August. Making a comeback for the third year, BFF is a two-day street festival consisting of local and international acts.

Executive director Joe Sidek, believes George Town is emerging as a crucible of an artsy and contemporary city, giving local artists a hub to nurture their talents, as well as providing them a global platform.

With more than 100 events, GTF transforms the city into a universal stage where different arts from traditional to contemporary, local to international converge. Through art, design, photography, film, music, dance and drama, GTF aspires to present the stories that make-up George Town’s identity today.

Many programmes, both local and imported will be announced in the following weeks.

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槟城乔治市迎来作为联合国教科文组织世界文化遗产的第八年庆典。乔治市庆典(GTF)由槟州政府赞助,这是为期一个月的艺术、文化,古迹和社区庆典。由于“国际纽约时报”的引用,目前也慢慢延伸为亚洲艺术盛会。
今年,GTF将于8月28日至9月3日之间展开,其中8月12日与13日将进行卫星活动Butterworth Fringe Festival(BFF),这是由本地和国际组成的两天街头艺术呈现,也是BFF第三年卷土重来,。

这项庆典执行总监 Joe Sidek 认为,乔治市逐渐形成深具艺术气息和当代城市的熔炉,作为培育或发掘当地艺术家才华的中心点,并提供一个全球化的平台。

GTF编排了100多个活动项目,藉由不同的艺术形式,从传统到当代,本地到国际的层次将城市转换为环球舞台。通过艺术、设计、摄影、电影、音乐,舞蹈和戏剧,GTF渴望展现今天构成乔治市风貌的故事。

多项本地和引进的节目编排方案将在接下来的数周内公布。


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Email : info@georgetownfestival.com

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