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Penang Free Sheet During the Lock Down

This is the second edition of Penang Free Sheet during the lockdown, and it comes as we are entering week 3 of the movement control order. The creative community of Penang continues to demonstrate the vibrancy of the artistic and cultural life of our great island, with more and more events going online. Please continue to support the arts in Penang by participating in things that interest you as we all become more accustomed to the new normal of virtual events.

ART March 26th-April 5th

BOXED IN, an art exhibition originally planned to be part of the now postponed Open Studios Penang art festival, enters its 2nd week. It showcases Penang-based visual artists from various different backgrounds. Artists were given two wooden boxes which measure 12’’ x 12’’ to let their creative imaginations run wild. The artists clearly deserve recognition after working so hard to produce artworks, so curator Ivan Gabriel has organised an online preview.

BOXED IN (one foot at a time) - The Online Preview Looks at the artists' works in progress and behind the scenes stuff through videos they have created during the lockdown. Click “going” on the Facebook event and look at the discussion tab to see the daily video and photo updates.


Local military fitness/sports conditioning company Warrior Fitness & Adventure is holding daily workouts you can carry out at home, via Zoom. Contact them directly to find out how to join the sessions which take place on weekdays at 8.30am and 6pom, and at 9am on Saturdays. Call 018-282 7567 or email

ART Wednesday 1st April 2020 8.30pm

This is a follow-up from the "Arts Community Catch-Up: COVID-19" session held by Penang Art District last Wednesday. This week’s session will be an in-depth brainstorming discussion intended to create a shared online platform for artists to utilise in this time of crisis and to help them recover when the lockdown is over.


MUSIC Every Saturday and Sunday 8pm-10pm

Penang-based DJ Carl Hinds spins live weekly virtual DJ sets every Saturday and Sunday evening. Join the rapidly growing Facebook group STIR CRAZY LIVE! For more information.

COMEDY Wednesday 1st April 8.30pm

Stand Up Comedy - Open Mic

Penang's only stand-up comedy open mic returns for another season - but now online, and with no entry charge! If you want to perform, log in at 8pm and register (first come first serve). If you want to watch and laugh, log in at 8.30pm

TALKS Daily 10am and 7pm

Soothing music and uplifting words to spread calm, peace and hope, by Brahma Kumaris Malaysia. For more information whatsapp 013 430 1229, or simply join the Zoom link

TALKS Daily 2pm

Ome by Spacebar invites you to join their daily Instagram live coffee talk show, hosted by owners Jo and Shean. The thirty minute session includes recommendations on what to do during the lockdown, coffee tips, a daily guest speaker, and a daily quiz with prizes.   


WORKSHOP Sunday 5th April 1pm-6pm

A 4-hour accelerated online workshop, to teach content marketing from a seasoned inbound marketer who founded Malaysia’s leading inbound marketing agency. designed for businesses and individuals who want to know what kind of content attracts followers and business without repelling customers, hurting the brand, or being buried deep In people's newsfeeds. 

RM 199

DANCE Daily 6.15pm

Live dance classes/workouts with local Penang Salsa/Bachaha/Cha Cha Cha teacher Darwen Tolentino continue every evening via Facebook Live. Become his Facebook friend at in order to join in.

WORKSHOP Wednesday 1st April 10am-10.45am

A free online doodling class with artist Kumar Nagalingam,
All you need is a pencil, paper and eraser!

Anyone can join the link, even if you don't have Skype

ART From April 3rd Onwards

Online colouring book by Trexus
Artist Trexus will be releasing a colouring book comprising line works that were exhibited at Hin Bus Depot and some unpublished ones. The colouring book will be available for download (for free) from this Friday, April 3rd for you to print out and colour at home.The download link will be on Instagram @trexustrexus

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