Thursday May 19, 2011
George Town Festival returns
By MAZWIN NIK ANIS; The Star Publications

KUALA LUMPUR: The George Town Festival is back with an impressive showcase of cultural performances, art exhibitions and film shows.

To be held from July 1-31, the event is also celebrating George Town's listing on Unesco's World Heritage list and will feature over 80 programmes showcasing arts and culture.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who launched the event yesterday, said the event was to provide a platform to promote arts and culture and to engage stakeholders to work collectively.

“Not only is the festival aimed at promoting arts and culture, it is also to remind the public not to lose sight of other things in life while being in the rat race,” he said at the launch of the event, which was inaugurated last year.

Lim likened arts and culture to “good opium” and said that the state government was committed to promoting Penang on the international stage. - The Star article HERE


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