The George Town Literary Festival is an international literary festival celebrating world literature, translations and literary arts. Held annually in the UNESCO World Heritage site of George Town, Penang, the festival was awarded ‘The International Excellence Awards 2018 for Literary Festival’.
Lingua Franca is the culmination of a collaborative poetry gathering organised by Borneo Bengkel and Wordsmiths of Kuching. It is part of an international programme Born(neo) North+East, aiming to bridge connections between creatives from the North East of England and Borneo in Southeast Asia.
Soundbank, an online interactive exhibition, will see cultural arts outfit Borneo Bengkel bringing together 16 musicians from Sabah, Sarawak, Indonesia and Britain to create a digital living archive of sound, music and endangered languages.