George Town Festival 2021 heads list of virtual arts event to catch this weekend


Date and Time: July 10, 8.30pm

Join a 20-minute script reading session featuring Lawrence Chin, Nicholas Pereira and Ahmad Danial. Oh Malaysians! revolves around three colleagues who talk about food, race and what it means to be a Malaysian... from inside their respective cubicles of a public toilet.

Oh Malaysians! will stream on PenangPac’s Facebook. More info here.


Date: July 10-18

The annual George Town Festival goes virtual once more with a smartly-curated programming. There’s a bit of everything for everyone.

Catch Body x The Culprit (July 10-18) for an immersive online murder-mystery, experimental video series Down The Melting Pot (July 13) which explores disabilities, accessibility and inclusion or Lights On, a virtual projection mapping installation (July 10, 8pm), which showcases George Town’s cultural and historical landscapes.

The George Town Festival 2021, free and ticketed, will stream on Facebook and CloudTheatre.

More info here.

Indie singer-songwriter Straw Lim appears on The Riuh Show on July 10. Indie singer-songwriter Straw Lim appears on The Riuh Show on July 10.


Date and Time: July 10-11, 9pm

Time to sit back and unwind with this diverse arts series. On July 10, indie singer-songwriter Straw Lim is set to introduce her album Excursion, a dream pop delight, which was released last year. In case it fell through the cracks, Malaysian music fans have chance to discover it tonight.

Don't forget to catch Indian classical dancer January Low on Sunday (July 11) as she reminds viewers how much we have all missed going out to watch a dance performance. It's all virtual for now as we wait for theatres to reopen.

The Riuh Show will stream on Riuh In The City’s Instagram. More info here.


Date: ends July 11

Adapted from Malaysian indie publisher Buku Fixi’s KL Noir: Magic, this digital series is part of Singapore’s storytelling festival StoryFest 2021, which will stream (for free) on the festival’s Youtube channel till July 11.

Featuring seven videos presented by KL-based storytellers, actors and spoken word artists, KL Noir: Magic – Storytelling Series features Rajveer Singh, Mia Sabrina Mahadir, Nisha Nair, Ahmed Lafeer, Maya Zaharudin, May Chong and Deric Ee.

More info here.


Date and Time: July 15, 6pm BST (1am Malaysian time)

Directed by English filmmaker/photographer Jess Kohl, this documentary film focuses on Malaysia’s skinhead subcultures.

Disciples follows the story of two opposing skinhead factions in Malaysia - the S.H.A.R.P. (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice) and the Malay Power (far-right nationalists with Neo-Nazi views).

Disciples will stream on alternative style and culture magazine Dazed’s website. More info here.

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