KUCHING: City folk can look forward to an even more exciting What About Kuching (WAK) this year, which runs from Sept 29 to Oct 28. The second edition of the festival in celebrating local talents will produce a bigger buzz in the city with the participation of 55 groups staging 75 events. Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is also hoping that the event will be more exciting as it has received a bigger funding from the ministry. “The ministry is proud to be again part of WAK 2018, a month-long showcase which highlights the creative, sometimes undiscovered, lives of Kuching’s art, culture and lifestyles communities.
KUCHING: Who among the established Sarawakians would you like to see come back for a homecoming event during What About Kuching (WAK) 2017 this October? According to WAK 2017 festival director Donald Tan, there are many Kuchingites based elsewhere who are actively involved in the creative industry including the visual artists, performers and musicians. “There are so many different people out there. When they come back and perform to the local community, there is a far-reaching impact. It inspires up-and-coming talents who might be the ones on our big stage in future WAK festivals,” he told The Borneo Post.
KUCHING: The name ‘About Kuching’ was the result of a long table discussion where people on one end were unable to hear those at the other end clearly. thesundaypost recently met up with What About Kuching (WAK) 2017 committee members Aurelia Liu and Jee Foong to learn more about the festival’s funky name and theme. Foong explained that before they decided on a name, the project was referred to as ‘The Other Kuching Fest’, a name which many of the then-incoming content providers objected to vehemently. When the subject came up at one of their meetings, WAK 2017 festival coordinator Donald Tan suggested that a possible name was ‘Walkabout Kuching’, since all venues will be within walking distance.
KUCHING: What About Kuching (WAK) 2017 is promising an action-packed programme from Sept 30 to Oct 29 with the aim to ‘Celebrate Arts, Culture and Lifestyle’. WAK 2017 will encompass every genre from visual to performing arts, traditional to contemporary arts, and static exhibitions to active outdoor pursuits. To date, over 20 components have already […]
KUCHING: The state government and the Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry will provide all the necessary support to ensure that What About Kuching (WAK) 2017 finds success and will become an iconic festival for the city in years to come. Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah lauded the effort behind the community-initiated festival that celebrates the arts, culture and lifestyles of the people of Kuching.