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Thursday June 20, 2013
The Cooler Lumpur Festival
Map @ Publika
Level G2-01, Block A5,
1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
Tel: 03-6207 9732
JUNE 21 TO 23: An annual, multi-disciplinary
celebration of arts and culture, this year’s
Cooler Lumpur Festival is themed #Word – a
celebration of words in all forms.
by the British Council, MINI and Borders
Malaysia, #Word will roll out a series of lectures,
panel discussions, creative writing
workshops, readings, art exhibitions, children’s
activities and book markets to highlight
topics ranging from literature, journalism
and film, to poetry and social media.
The festival brings together international
and loca l writers and panels, including
award-winning author of teenage novels
Nicola Morgan; recently named Best Young
British Novelist Benjamin Markovits; Burmese
surge on and human rights activist Dr Ma
Thida and award-winning Thai author Wipas
Srithong. Local speakers and panels include
writer, publisher and independent filmmaker
Amir Muhammad; National Laureate A.
Samad Said; novelist Chuah Guat Eng; journalist
and writer Rehman Rashid, and writer
and activist Marina Mahathir.
Cooler Lumpur will also play host to
the only South-East Asian segment of the
Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference
(EWWC), the world’s largest travelling conference
on the state of literature. From 10am
to 9.30pm. Check website for detailed programme
and ticketing info.
Future + Traditions
1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
TILL JUNE 29: In conjunction with World
Industrial Design Day 2013 (June 29), Pereka
(Industrial Design Association of Malaysia)
curated this two-week exhibition and workshop
series to showcase Malaysia’s design
Talks include topics like “Manufacturing
Product Design” by design consultancy Orca
Design, and “Real Projects” by Panasonic
and design firms Adi reka and P roreka.
Experimental design workshops are open
to design students. Check the website for
detailed programme. From 10am to 5pm.
Admission is free.
The Industrial Design segment is part of
dreamlab, a two-month design exhibition,
workshop and mini-bazaar based on the
theme Future + Traditions.
communications, industrial design, fashion
design and architecture, dreamlab aims to
promote design, inspire local designers and
create a design identity for Malaysia.
Blood donation drive
Kelana Jaya Medical Centre (KJMC)
1 Jalan Perbandaran SS 7,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7805 2111
JUNE 22: In conjunction with World Blood
Donor Day on June 14, KJMC and National
Blood Bank are running a blood donation
drive. World Blood Donor Day aims to raise
awareness of the need for safe blood and
blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid
donors for their life-saving gift of blood.
According to World Health Organization, 65%
of blood transfusions in low-income countries
are given to children under five years of age.
From 9am to 12.30pm. Admission is free.
Good Vibes Festival
Sepang International Kart Circuit
AUG 17: Get psyched for the most happening
music event in Malaysia this year – the Good
Vibes Festival. Headliners include Grammy
Award-winning alternative rock group
Smashing Pumpkins, American Indie outfit
Modest Mouse, Northern Irish pop punk outfit
Ash and Canadian garage rock band
Japandroids – all of whom have never played
Organised by Future Sound Asia, the
festival also showcases local DJ crews like
Twilight Actiongirl and Deer Society, and
bands like MonoloQue, They Will Kill Us
All, Kyoto Protocol, Tenderfist and Liyana
Fizi. Tickets range from RM158 (pre-sale) to
RM258 (VIP), are sold at myticket.my and all
Rock Corner outlets in the Klang Valley. Early
bird tickets priced at RM128 are available till
June 23. From 4pm till the party ends.
Korean pop concert
15th Floor Event Hall,
KWC Fashion Mall
2 Jalan Gelugor
Tel: 03-9222 8811
JUNE 29: South Korean pop singer, actor and
model, Lee Min Ho is set t o thrill fans with his
first live world tour performance in Malaysia.
The 26-year-old Lee is best known for his
leading roles in popular South Korean drama
Boys Over Flowers (2009) and action drama
City Hunter (2011).
Win free concert tickets by shopping at
Viva Home Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur,
between June 17 and 23. For details, you can
check at www.vivahome.com.my. Tickets
are priced from RM183 to RM683 and sold
at www.ticketcharge.com.my. Show starts at
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts (KLPAC)
Pentas 2, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan,
Off Jalan Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4047 9000
JUNE 28 & 29: Known as one of the most
highly developed puppet theatre arts in the
world, this traditional Japanese theatre dates
back 400 years. Bunraku is noted not only for
its high-quality artistic technique but also its
top-notch joruri (a type of shamisen music)
an d its unique way of manipulating the puppets.
Each puppet requires three puppeteers
to bring to life. Unlike the usual puppet shows
where the puppeteers are hidden, the
Bunraku master puppeteers perform
in full view of the audience.
Led by Living National Treasure
of Japan, Kanjuro Kiritake III, the
Kuala Lumpur show will feature
puppets that are part of Japan’s
historical artifacts. The show is presented
in three parts: an interpretation
of a harvest celebration dance,
an excerpt of the classic Fox In The
Inner Garden, and a behind-thescenes
Tickets are priced from RM60 to
RM300 (premium tickets); RM30
(Students, Disabled, Senior Citizens,
JCKL/JFKL/TAS members). Show
starts at 8.30pm both days, and also
at 3pm on June 29.
Beat neck and back pain
SSL (Puchong) Dialysis & Stroke
Lot PT-39480, Jalan Industri PBP 3,
Taman Industri Pusat Bandar
Tel: 03-5882 9181 (for registration)
JUNE 22: Looking for ways to mitigate
your chronic neck or back
pain? Do you know what causes
neck or back pain? Check out a
series of community health talks on
Conducted by occupational
therapists, the first talk features the
architecture of the spine and what
causes a deteriorating spine.
Talks on July 6 and July 27 are
“Maintaining The Health Of Your
Spine” and “Every Spine Needs
Some Workout” respectively. From
9am to noon. Free admission. The
talks are held in Mandarin but slide
presentations are in English and
Flesh: Blacks & Whites
G212 & 213A Ground Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Tel: 03-2260 1106/2282 8323
TODAY: This exhibition marks the
first solo showing by one of
Malaysia’s up-and-coming contemporary
artists, Sean Lean.
Portraits of albinistic animals
have been a recurring theme in
The 32-year-old is
inspired by his inherent obs ession
with flesh. Each animal depicted in
the paintings represents a particular
facet of Lean’s self.
slashing of the peacock’s feathers
(ultimately its crowning glory) for
instance, in the piece entitled White
Peacock: A Fowl And Some Feathers,
is a symbolic portrayal of the artist
shedding any existing traits of
Lean has shown his works
in various group exhibitions around
Kuala Lumpur, and most recently at
ION Art, Singapore for 18@8 KULSIN.
Gallery opening: 10am to 9pm.
Admission is free.
Ravana – The Haunting
12 Persiaran Titiwangsa 3,
Tel: 03-4021 1092
TILL JULY 3: Following his last solo
exhibition, Feral Odissi with Sutra
Foundation, Odissa-based artist
Kishore Sahoo is back to showcase
his latest drawings and paintings.
Ravana, Sahoo explores both the
fantasised and romanticised myth
of Ravana – the enigmatic figure in
the Hindu epic Ramayana. He portrays
the non-evil side of Ravana by
connecting him with images of
earthy symbols like serpent, lotus,
music and the Tree of Life.
“For me, Ravana is associated
with our suppressed desire, and
his myth is to do with our subconscious,”
says the artist.
Gallery hours: 11am to 5pm.
Admission is free.
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