With the tagline ‘Celebrate Arts, Culture and Lifestyle’, this marks What About Kuching (WAK)’s fifth edition, congregating 38 collaborators from Sarawak, Sabah, Peninsula Malaysia with international participation from Scotland showcasing talents across 40 unique events spanning music, dance, theatre, arts, crafts, gastronomy and more.
Driven by its guiding principle “By the Community, For the Community, WAK aims to become one of the largest open access festivals in Asia in the years to come. Through such a platform, local creatives will be able to aspire to world class standards in their respective genres as they showcase and perform their events alongside world class foreign acts.
Creative and performing arts enthusiasts are welcomed to participate in a plethora of events from October 1 to 31, 2023, such as workshops by Musical Theatre performer Mr. Abel Law who has performed as “Montparnasse” for the Les Misérables musical at the Sondheim Theatre and Acoustic Guitar Artistry: An Interactive Workshop by guitar maestro Az Samad.
Other events include Tuak Crafting Workshop, Haunterland, Hip-Hop Night (All Eyes on Us), Ani-Fiesta 2023, An Evening of Songs, Enchanting Fitness: Ballet Fusion & Barre Magic, An Evening of Songs with the Dolce Chanticleer Choir, a Masterclass on production with Belle Sisoski, Colours of Life organic tie-dye and beads-making activities for kids, ‘Pour Over’ coffee brewing workshop, Padawan Raft Safari and many more.
A note from the organizers regarding Sarawak happenings in October throughout November 2023:
A string of exciting and diverse events will be taking place across Sarawak in the months to come. Kuching Marathon (KM) is back for its eighth series on 1st October 2023. KM organisers are targeting 11,000 domestic and international participants across its four categories.
The Borneo Trail Classic 2023 in Bau on 7th October 2023 is the seventh stop of the Spartan Trail World Championship under the Spartan Trail brand where racers from all across the world will compete in its 50KM, 21KM, 10KM & 7KM categories.
Other iconic events to look forward to is the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta on 27th to 29th October and the Sarawak Regatta on 3rd to 5th November 2023.
For a full itinerary of What About Kuching, log on to www.aboutkuching.com to download its digital calendar programme or catch the festival’s updates at @aboutkuching on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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