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Past Lectures & Bookings

The Great Tea Robbery Thursday 25 October 2018. 6.30pm registration, talk starts at 7.15pm. The Two Frenchies Café Bistro, 36 Lebuh Bishop, George Town. Glass of wine and tapas. Members RM70, non-members and guests RM120.

Lecturer/presenter: SANDY LEONG


The Great Tea Robbery

Perhaps the greatest theft of trade secrets in the history of mankind. Robert Fortune, a young Scotsman went to China to steal their secrets of tea.

Thursday 22 November 2018. Perenakan Mansion 36 Church Street George Town. 6.30pm

Lecturer/presenter: LARS BROHOLM THARP


"The Dragon's Fifth Claw" Signs, Puns and Hidden Meanings in Chinese Ceramics

Nothing in Chinese art is just what it appears to be: five bats are not just bats; bamboo not just bamboo; a peach not merely a peach, nor a vase just a vase.

The foundling hospital Tuesday 20 November 2018. Ming Fine Art Gallery, Straits Quay. Registration 18:30. Talk approximately 19.15.

Lecturer/presenter: LARS BROHOLM THARP


The Captain, The Duchess and their 23,000 children

In the 1700s, as London's population doubled, so did the horrors of poverty.  Increasing numbers of abandoned and unwanted babies were left dying or dead in London's streets. If handed to the paris

9 December 2018 – join us for a Fashion and Art Benefit at Macalister Mansion

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Phoenix Rising - A Fashion & Art Benefit

Join Penang Passion and The Arts & Cultural Society Penang for a fashion and art benefit at the stunning Macalister Mansion on 9th December 2018 at 10am.

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