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•October 16, 2009 • 1 Comment

The performances of Conference of the Birds will be held at Wawasan Open group2University (Level 5) on

  • Friday November 20th at 8.30pm
  • Saturday November 21st at 8.30pm
  • Sunday November 22nd at 3.00pm

Tickets are RM20 (adults) and RM10 (students). Get them from Penang Heritage Trust (26 Church St), Sentuhan (90 Armenian St) or from James at

Two free dialogue sessions involving key people from Conference of the Birds are also being held. The first is on

  • Friday November 13th at 6.30 pm at Wawasan Open University

“Can You Imagine?: The Creative Environment in Penang” will discuss opportunities and challenges related to the realising of a creative future for Penang. Conference of the Birds director Chee Sek Thim and musical director/composer Johan Othman will be joined by Wawasan’s artist-in-residence, Sue Ching, to talk from their practical experience. The discussion will be moderated by Himanshu Bhatt. Should be lively and very relevant: come and join us. All welcome; free entrance.

The second is on

  • Saturday November 21st, at 4pm, @Sun Cafe, 65 Macalister Rd, Penang

This dialogue will concentrate on the creation of Conference of the Birds. Librettist William Radice (all the way from SOAS in London) will join Chee Sek Thim and Johan Othman for an informal sharing of the processes and inspirations behind Conference of the Birds. British Council is sponsoring this dialogue; all welcome and entrance free.