In-between Arts Fest combines culinary and performing arts at secret suppers club series

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Penang, 13 November 2013 – The In-between Arts Festival (IbAF) presents everything in-between words and music and will be held from 2-4 December 2013, literally in-between the George Town Literary Festival (29 November – 1 December 2013) and the Penang Island Jazz Festival (5-8 December 2013).

The festival is a platform for artistic expression and collaboration and is presented by Penang Global Tourism, conceptualised and organised by creative marketing services company, Go International Group.

IbAF aims to connect people from around the region to experience, explore and collaborate in Penang. It’s truly a festival for Penangites, as much as it is for visitors from near or far. The festival aims to showcase words, music and everything in between. This year, the festival focus is on bringing cuisine and performing arts together via a series of ‘Secret Suppers’ dinner parties that are thrown by a host in an unexpected venue!

The Programme

Jiu Hu Char with Sambal (photo credit- Uvaraani Jivan)

Jiu Hu Char with Sambal (photo credit- Uvaraani Jivan)

The festival begins with The Baba and Nyonya Secret Supper & Playlet with celebrated Chef & Cook Book Author Pearly Kee serving up favourite dishes from the Peranakan kitchen. After dinner, guests will be treated to the staging of a Playlet “You are what you eat” written by Singapore playwright, Robert Yeo, directed and acted by a Penang cast.

Nyonya Pearly

Nyonya Pearly

Date: 2 December 2013

Time: 7.00pm-10.00pm

Cost: RM30 per person for dinner and show / RM10 per person for show only

Tripat Narayanan

Dr. Tripat Narayanan

The Mughal Sojourn Secret Supper* & Dance with Chef and Cook Book Author Tripat Narayanan. After dinner, guests will be enthralled by a fusion Indian dance troupe!

The rich culinary tradition of North India predates Central Asian influences with the arrival of Alexander and the Greek armies in 325 BC. They gifted to Indian cuisine an assortment of ingredients including lemon, mint garlic, olive, fennel, fenugreek, eggplant and zucchini.

Date: 3 December 2013

Time: 7.00pm-10.00pm

Cost: RM30 per person for dinner and show / RM10 per person for show only

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CookwithShuk, from Langkawi

The P. Ramlee Secret Supper & Joget with Jazz Band hosted by Chef and Restaurateur Shuk the Cook from Langkawi. Shuk will take on to serve a selection from some of P. Ramlee’s favourite dishes! Dinner is followed by a performance by jazz band – Viv Adram and the Northern Jazz Unit and opportunities to ‘joget’ or dance the night away to golden oldies.

Date: 4 December 2013

Time: 7.00pm-10.00pm

Cost: RM30 per person for dinner and show / RM10 per person for show only

 

The In-between Arts Fest Learning Series presents…

To market, to market!

Our Secret Suppers Chefs tour one of the more popular wet markets in Penang! Join them as they haggle and shop for ingredients. The group will then proceed for breakfast together at a local coffee shop (at your own cost).

Date: 2 December 2013

Time: 7.30am-10.00am

Meeting point: 15 Bangkok Lane, Pulau Tikus

Cost: Free (first 30 persons only)

For more information, visit us on facebook.com/ibafpenang or email: rsvp@gointernationalgroup.com or sms 017 623 0288. Secret locations will be revealed a week prior to the event date. Click for booking form.

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Media inquiries:

Jasmine Low
Festival Curator
In-between Arts Festival (Penang)
http://www.facebook.com/ibafpenang
c/o Go International Group Sdn Bhd
15 Bangkok Lane, Pulau Tikus, 10250 Penang
Email: jasminelow [at] gointernationalgroup.com

Fact Sheet

About Penang Global Tourism

Penang Global Tourism is the new state tourism bureau set up to work with key tourism players inside & outside of Penang, to promote the state through better forged ties, reliable data & feedback and synergistic activities.

It’s information bureau is open from 8.30am – 5.30pm daily at 8B, First Floor, The Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 Penang, Malaysia and they can be contacted by telephone: 04-264 3456 or email: info@penangglobaltourism.com.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/penangglobal.tourism

About Time Out Penang

http://www.timeout.com/penang/

About 10 days 3 festivals

facebook coverThere will be 10 days of 3 continuous festivals featuring literature, music, arts and culture in Penang from the 29th November to 8th December 2013! Two of these festivals are the annual George Town Literary Festival held for the 3rd time and fully funded by the State Government and Penang Island Jazz Festival that is now in its 10th year. For the second time, an ‘in-between arts festival’ is organised to fill the three-day gap between the two major festivals. The objective of having back to back festivals is to draw in visitors from all over to have a holistic arts festival and worthwhile stay in Penang to the fullest.George Town Literary Festival 2013 – 29th November to 1st December 2013
The George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) http://georgetownlitfest.com/ returns this year with an impressive array of local and international writers. The Festival which will be held in George Town, Penang for the 3rd time, will host 20 acclaimed writers who will present their stories through prose, poetry, spoken word, cartoons and film. The theme this year, The Ties That Bind will look at how writers deal with homelands and hope, love and loss, memory and history. For the full 3-day programme click here.The In-Between Arts Festival – 2nd to 4th December 2013
The In-between Arts Festival (IbAF) presents everything in-between words and music, literally in-between the George Town Literary Festival and the Penang Island Jazz Festival. IbAF aims to connect people from around the region to experience, explore and collaborate in Penang. It’s truly a festival for Penangites, as much as it is for visitors from near and far. The festival aims to showcase words, music and everything in between. This year, the festival focus is on cuisine and performing arts via a series of ‘Secret Suppers’ dinner parties that are thrown by a host in an unexpected venue! Stay in touch with the latest on IbAF herePenang Island Jazz Festival – 5th to 8th December 2013
The island of Penang comes alive with music once again with the 10th edition of The Penang Island Jazz Festival (PIJF) which is held annually on the first weekend of December. Apart from the outdoor main “Jazz by the Beach” stage featuring local and international performers, the festival also has a number of other supporting musical activities such as workshops, talks and forums, photograph and poster exhibitions, Community Drum Circle, After Hours Jazz Jam and Creative Malaysia Fringe Stages. The festival attracts a regional audience and has established itself to be one of the most highly anticipated and important musical festivals in the South East Asia. Groups that will be performing on this year’s “Jazz by the Beach” stage which will be held on 7th and 8th December include Okan Ersan Quartet, Jazzkamikaze, Michael Schiefel & Carsten Daerr, Yoon Jeong Heo’s Black String, Vinalog and others. For more details, visit www.penangjazz.com

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