Current and upcoming events

Visit to Ilham Gallery's new exhibition - Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan

1957-1973

Wednesday, 22th November, 2017

11.00 for a 11.15 start, please note the later than usual start time

 

 

 

 

 

lham Gallery, Levels 3 & 5, Ilham Tower, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

RM 15, Members only, maximum of 20 participants

This month we will be returning to the excellent Ilham Gallery for a guided tour of their brand new exhibition Gerak Rupa Ubur Penyataan 1957-1973 ILHAM's new exhibition traces the emergence of modern art as a cultural phenomenon in Malaysia in the 1960s through the early works of seven modern artists - Anthony Lau, Cheong Laitong, Ibrahim Hussein, Jolly Koh, Latiff Mohidin, Syed Ahmad Jamal, and Yeoh Jin Leng.

 


Please join us for what should be a very interesting morning.

 

RSVP: Your personal Anyvite invitation will be sent out shortly

 

     

Documentary on Judyth Gregory-Smith's Myanmar project "A Gift of Sight"

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017

10.00 am for 10.30 am start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritz Condominium

19 Jalan Mayang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members RM 15

Non Members RM 25

As a follow up to MCG member and Events Planning Team member Judyth Gregory Smith's Myanmar presentation held early this year in March, documentary film maker Sebastien Andrei will present the documentary he produced after following Judyth around Myanmar for  three weeks.

 

For those of you who were unable to attend Judyth's presentation or have just joined as a member of the MCG, Judyth collects used (and sometimes new) spectacles from groups here and abroad, then travels far and wide throughout Myanmar distributing these to the most needy communities she finds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP  via this link to participate in this event.

     
A Taste of Chinese New Year Traditions

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018

10.00 a.m. for a 10.30 am. start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciao Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RM 70, limited to 30 participants.

Members only

 

 

Chinese New Year has no fixed date; it falls either in January or February each year. This year it falls on the 28th & 29th January. The celebrations stretch over 15 days, with special celebrations on the 7th, 9th and the 15th days.
What are the different celebrations over the 15 days? Why does Chinese New Year move every year? Join us for a celebratory morning and learn about some of the traditions that are practiced. Our speaker, MCG Events Planning Convenor, Marianne Khor  who is married to a local Chinese, will talk us through the traditions and preparations for Chinese New Year and give us an insight on how her family celebrate CNY.  We will also be given a taste of Yee Sang a festival dish served at this special time.
As a special treat we will have a Chinese lion dance performance. Don't forget your cameras and dress festively. This will be a fascinating event and a perfect way to celebrate Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fa Chai to all.
Ciao Restaurant is the oldest Italian Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, they have been part of the Kuala Lumpur community since they opened their doors in 1991.  We anticipate that this event will finish between 12.30-1.00.  If you would like to stay for lunch after the event please contact the restaurant directly on 603-9285 4827.  Lunch will not be part of the MCG event.

 

 

 

RSVP:  Please register via your private Anyvite invite which will be sent out shortly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Thaipusam Festival Tour with Cheryl Hoffmann

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018

8.15 a.m. for a 8.30 am. start, please note the early than usual start time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritz Condominium

19 Jalan Mayang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members RM 25

15 members only.
 

The annual festival of Thaipusam is one of the major Hindu celebrations of the year in Malaysia, during which homage is paid to Lord Murugan as fulfillment of spiritual vows. Thaipusam is known for its loud, all night revelry, self-mutilation rites and decorative kavadis. Based on the success of previous years’ MCG Thaipusam programs, Cheryl Hoffmann has once again offered to lead this event to introduce you to the sensory overload that characterizes this festival.
Cheryl will lead us on a walk around the grounds of the festival at Batu Caves. We will also go up into the cave. This is a good day to visit the site, as many people will be undertaking their pilgrimage from the riverside, up the stairs to deliver their kavadi to the altar of Lord Murugan.
Cameras, comfortable shoes and appropriate precautions for the sun are encouraged. We are going to start early to avoid the heat and we will be walking the stairs at the end of the tour for those who wish to learn about what happens in the caves during the festival.
Some of Cheryl’s photos of Thaipusam can be found by browsing around her website at http://portfolio.cheryljhoffmann.com/

 

 

RSVP:  Please register via your personal Anyvite Invite which will be sent out soon