There’s something very different in the air. Malaysia’s eternal summer has begun to feel like spring, and it’s infected everyone with optimism and light. After the 9th of May, the apathy you could feel come off the city streets have begun to be replaced by a sense of hope. It isn’t just the end the end of a 61-year ruling party that has tirelessly censored, imprisoned and stolen from us. It’s the start of a new arts industry.
To many fans of his work, they may not have recognised the name immediately when his death made headlines in news portals all over the world. But that was the legend of Isao Takahata’s legacy. The brilliant animator and director was less concerned with being recognised as one of the most influential figures in the global animation industry; instead he kept his focus on how he could challenge the medium. This was how he spent his 50 years as a co-founder of Studio Ghibli and independent director – giving the world fantastical stories that we’ll be sure to make even our children’s children watch.
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Come one and come all! You are cordially invited to come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the 10th of March 2018 (this Saturday) at The Bee, Publika! Joined by international and local talents of all things Irish, you definitely don’t want to miss this year’s celebration that’s special with a Malaysian twist!
After two brilliant runs from previous years, the biggest-free-for-all Malaysian Yayasan Sime Darby Art Festival returns for its third run at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center! With a bigger focus on inclusivity, the festival’s heartfelt theme “You + Me + The Arts” will be a splendid time for festival goers from February and will end with a 2-day finale spanning on the 18th and 19th of August 2018!