BUTTERWORTH FRINGE FESTIVAL (BFF)
Following a successful launch last year as part of the George Town Festival, the Butterworth Fringe Festival is back this August with exciting showcases and performances.
This year too, BFF will host local and international acts, including art installations and exhibitions, film screenings, live performances and more.
International acts will include the 'street performer's street performer' - Australian Anthony Livingspace, who has wowed audiences for nearly 30 years with his thrilling street theatre. Also in attendance will be Spaniards Miguel and Nelly with their jaw-dropping fire show, as well as awardwinning, chainsaw-juggling, unicycle-riding DynaMike from Canada.
Bringing things closer home is the interactive art project 'Kata-Kata 2100' that questions the influences of culture, technology and others on the development of the Malaysian language; other events not to be missed include the screening of locally- made Tamil film 'Jagat', the art installation 'Sampan', which pays tribute to Jalan Jeti Lama (incidentally, also the venue of BFF), and a traditional gamelan performance.
Jointly organised by the Seberang Perai Municipal Council, George Town Festival, Think City and the Penang state government, this two-day festival aims to shine the spotlight on the lesser-known part of Penang. All events featured during BFF will be free to enter or attend.
Jalan Jeti Lama, Butterworth (+604 261 6308/ georgetownfestival.com/ bff2016) Aug 13-14, 5-11pm
Miguel & Nelly
The TNT Show