The State of Humanity: An Evening with AC Grayling, 22 Nov 2016, Bobo Kuala Lumpur
Our world is in turmoil again: and yet there has also been great progress in the state of humankind over the last four centuries. Can we learn from the past to understand the present, and to solve its problems? Bernice Chauly hosts an evening with one of the UK’s highly regarded contemporary philosophers and best-selling authors. More info here.
New Village Music Lab, 22 Nov 2016, No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur
Discover classic Malay jazz and be transported to a time long before auto-tune and synths replaced the sultry gentle groove of double-bass, saxophone and trumpets. More info.
Melaka Art and Performance Festival, 25 – 27 Nov 2016, St. Paul’s Hill, Melaka
This is the eighth edition of the Melaka Art and Performance Festival (MAPFest) featuring more than 40 renowned artists from 10 countries showcasing a variety of artforms including multimedia arts, painting, contemporary dance and more. All events are free. More info.
The 7th Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival, 24 – 27 Nov 2016
KLEX aspires to be a platform to introduce Southeast Asian and global contemporary experimental cinema and music to Malaysian viewers, and to cultivate an understanding and exchange between local and international experimental art communities. The programme includes a non-camera film workshop, artists talks and audio-visual performances.
George Town Literary Festival 2016, 25 – 27 Nov 2016, Penang
With its charming colonial architecture, vibrant multicultural community and intangible living heritage, the heritage district of George Town will welcome visitors from around Malaysia and the world for a three-day celebration of poetry, prose and spoken word from 25 to 27 November. GTLF 2016 will see panel discussions, readings, spoken word performances and film screenings around the festival’s theme; “Hiraeth”, a Welsh word which means “the longing for a homeland that is no longer there”. More info here.
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