Weekly Picks: Malaysia (25 Feb – 3 Mar 2019)

For events in Penang this week, go to the Penang Free Sheet.

Kami Pun Ada Hak Bersekolah: Wanita Orang Asli Bersuara book launch, at University of Malaya Art Gallery (Level 5), 26 Feb, 2–4pm

The launch of Kami Pun Ada Hak Bersekolah: Wanita Orang Asli Bersuara (We Have The Right To Education: Orang Asli Women Speak Up), a compilation of personal stories written by 18 Orang Asli youth, narrating their experiences with education.

In this event, Orang Asli youths will share their experiences in a session moderated by Brenda Danker. The stories will cover issues that frequently overlooked by the public and policy makers, and propose solutions. Admission is free, register here.

More info here.

Shared Spaces: New Buildings in Historic Settings, at Badan Warisan Malaysia, 27 Feb, 12pm

An illustrated lecture examining existing policies and guidelines for new developments within historic city centres in Malaysia. Presented by Dr Helena Aman Hashim (Senior Lecturer in Architecture, UM) and Elizabeth Cardosa (President of Badan Warisan Malaysia), both practitioners are Registered Conservators with Jabatan Warisan Negara who have been involved in award-winning and highly-acclaimed conservation and restoration projects.

RM30 for non-members (RM20 for members). Lunch provided, RSVP is required by emailing lensa@badanwarisan.org.my. More info here.


To Which My Brother Laughed;, at klpac, 28 Feb – 3 Mar

An ensemble production of devised work responding to the caning of two women in Terengganu in Sept 2018 by Malaysian authorities. Features music performed by queercore band Shh…Diam! Show contains mature content and parental advisory is recommended.

Tickets are RM60 each (RM50 concessions). More info here.


Round table National Cultural Policy 2019 , 28 Feb, 7:30-11pm

Arts practitioners are invited to contribute to this roundtable discussion on national cultural policy. This is a chance to think about how a cultural policy written in 1971 impacts you, and how you want things to change moving forward.

Programme conducted in Mandarin. More info here.


Are You Game, Sau(dara)?, at Five Arts Centre, 1–3 Mar

A cross-Causeway production between Malaysia’s Fasyali Fadzly and Singapore’s Bhumi Collective, this double-bill of new works is inspired by Leow Puay Tin’s critically-acclaimed play Three Children. Entry by donation of RM40.

More info and tickets here.



Gold Rain & Hailstones, by Jit Murad, at DPAC, 1–10 Mar

A revival of Jit Murad’s classic play, Gold Rain & Hailstones. When her beloved father falls ill, Amy returns from a life abroad and reconnects with old friends. Everyone struggles to belong in the various aspects of Malaysia presented. Tickets begin at RM50. ‘Gold Tickets’ are for sale at RM150 for patrons who wish to lend more support to the production.

More info here.


Tiny Concert – In Conversation: Dichterliebe, at Rumah Attap Library & Collective 2 Mar, 2:30–3:30pm

A small scale intimate fundraiser concert with four tenors (accompanied by a tenor pianist), sharing the Dichterliebe songcycle by German composer Robert Schumann, based on the poems of Heinrich Heine. Listen to this as performed by four tenors with different tonal qualities.

Lyrics and resources available here. More info here.

Masa Depan Adalah Feminisme, at Gerakbudaya, 25 Feb, 8–10pm

A dialogue session organised by Sisters in Islam, to discuss the theme The Future is Feminist. The topic will cover the five demands of the coming International Women’s Day rally. Admission is free. Programme conducted in Malay.

More info here.


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