Thursday, November 05, 2009

Invitation to dialogue: Can You Imagine? The Creative Environment in Penang

Obtained this from Wawasan Open University's mailing list on their public talks.

Can You Imagine? The Creative Environment in Penang dialogue

Are you passionate about the creative direction for Penang? How can we retain creative talents in Penang to secure its future as a hub for the arts and creative industry? Wawasan Open University invites you to a dialogue on the creative future for Penang. This will be a discussion relevant to all of us as the panel discusses opportunities and challenges from different perspectives in the creative and performing arts environment. Come listen to a theatre director/actor, a musical composer and an artist share their personal and practical experiences in this lively talk show.

Chee Sek Thim (Five Arts Centre) - Conference of the Birds director
Johan Othman (School of Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia) - Conference of the Birds musical composer/director
Sue Ching You (RBS-Malihom Artist-in-residence from Taiwan)

Moderator: Himanshu Bhatt

Admission is free. For details, please call 04 228 9323 (Peng Lin or Soo Ling).

Date:           Friday, November 13th 2009
Time:           6:30pm (light snacks will be served from 6pm onwards)
Venue:        Theatre 2, Level 5
                   Wawasan Open University     
                   54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah

Conference of the Birds operatic performance

A production of Five Arts Centre

Executive Producer: Marion D'Cruz
Producer: James Lochhead
Directed by Chee Sek Thim
Musical score by Johan Othman
Performances at Wawasan Open University @ Theatre 1, Level 5
  • Friday, November 20th at 8:30pm
  • Saturday, November 21st at 8:30pm
  • Sunday, November 22nd at 3:00pm
Tickets priced at RM20 (adults) and RM10 (students) are available from Sentuhan, 90 Armenian Street at 016 4733483 or James Lochhead at 016 4846042.
More details available on and

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