The George Town Festival is an annual festival held in Penang, in honour of the city’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. It is reimagined and curated as a hybrid festival this year to celebrate Penang’s diverse arts and cultural heritage. Happening from 10 to 18 July 2021 under the theme “A Festival for Everyone”, the 12th edition will feature a mix of physical and virtual arts and cultural programmes of the very best kind, encompassing visual art, theatre, music, dance, film, photography and more.
In an effort to recognise local talents, the George Town Festival presents “G-Collection”, a platform showcasing all things creative and distinctive by homegrown talented artists. Inspired by George Town’s arts, culture and heritage, these specially designed items aim to preserve the city’s beauty and diversity in a unique way.