Road video games? Hearth acrobats? Butterworth Fringe Competition is again this weekend!

Ever felt like taking up a whole street to play conventional video games? Or what about strolling on the road with stilt-walkers handing out oranges? You are able to do all that and extra in Butterworth this weekend.

A primary stage stuffed by conventional arts performances and people dances proper to a road circus and an artwork alley additionally await guests to this weekend’s Butterworth Fringe Competition (BFF) 2019, a mainland Penang occasion that has attracted a gradual following since its inception in 2015.

Greater than 100 native and worldwide artists will participate within the upcoming two-day BFF at Padang Permuda Merdeka, beginning Dec 7.

Considered a family-friendly “road competition”, the BFF has at all times skewed its programming in direction of community-based occasions.

The Butterworth Fringe Festival is regarded as one of the nation's best street festivals. Photo: Filepic The Butterworth Fringe Competition is considered one of many nation’s greatest road festivals. Photograph: Filepic

This 12 months’s BFF will showcase greater than 50 programmes, together with performances from UITM Chamber Choir, conventional dance group Darmas, a road puppet theatre present from Muka Area, a shadow puppet efficiency from Wak Lengthy Music and Artwork Centre, a brief movie sequence specializing in South-East Asia, a comedy juggling outfit Traviecircus (Italy/Mexico), road video games entertainer Uili Bispo (Brazil) proper to pop-up drum circles, a RM2 mini meals market, a craft bazaar, arts workshops, a wall artwork competitors and a heritage walkabout by way of previous city Butterworth.

To not overlook the acrobatic hearth artists from Thailand and Japan and firework shows to warmth up the joy.

Butterworth Fringe Competition 2019 will happen at Padang Pemuda Merdeka, Butterworth, Penang on Dec 7 and eight. Programmes run between 5pm to 11pm. Free admission. Fb: Butterworth Fringe Competition 2019. BFF is an initiative led by Penang State, Majlis Bandaraya Seberang Perai and Assume Metropolis.

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