Backstage Pass KL by Peatix: Using Spaces Creatively

Backstage Pass KL by Peatix is a community event for event organisers - exchange lessons, connect with people who enable events and grow as a group.

This edition we look at how spaces are used creatively to capture the spirit of the event.

When: 715 PM on Tuesday, 28 June
We appreciate it if you could register individually.
Where: Check out the beautiful The Co. Kuala Lumpur, a community oriented coworking spaces in Bangsar
Who: Meet people who are passionate about events in their own fields in Malaysia. Say hi to our Asia team too!
What: Hear from Adrian Yap from The Bee and Urbanscapes and Bernice Chauly from KL Writers Workshop and George Town Literary Festival, of how the use of space for their iconic festivals evolved over the years. Moderated by Hakim Albasrawy from Makespace and Aquamob
Eat Well: Come berbuka puasa with us as we serve you Ramadan edition of light dinner before the session begins

  • 715pm: Registration and light dinner is served.
  • 800pm: Presentation by:
  • Bernice Chauly, George Town Literary Festival
  • Adrian Yap, Urbanscapes
  • 830pm: Panel discussions, moderated by Hakim Albasrawy

Meet our speakers:

Adrian Yap (The Bee and Urbanscapes)
Adrian is co-founder and chief executive of Freeform and also a restaurateur and founder of Urbanscapes, Malaysia’s most notable home-grown creative annual arts festival.

Adrian's first venture into publishing was to launch KLue in 2000; an online lifestyle portal to provide the latest events in and around the Klang Valley.Under Freeform, Adrian has also produced several publications and online portals, including Junk Magazine and Tongue-in-Chic.

In 2010, Adrian ventured into the Food and Beverage business with The Bee in Jaya One, and in 2011, he expanded it to Publika, Solaris Dutamas. Adrian’s intention with The Bee was not only to create a restaurant, but also a “community-centric” space in which local musicians and comedians often perform.

Bernice is a Malaysian writer, poet and educator. Born in George Town, Penang of Chinese-Punjabi descent, she read Education and English Literature in Canada. For over 20 years, she worked as a multi-disciplinary, award-winning artist in photography, theatre, film and television, and is known as one of the most significant voices of her generation. In 2005, she founded Readings, Malaysia’s longest-running live literary platform, now in its tenth year, and is the Festival Director of the George Town Literary Festival in Penang. She is the author of five books of poetry and prose; going there and coming back(1997), The Book of Sins (2008), Lost in KL (2008), the acclaimed literary memoir Growing Up With Ghosts (2011) which won in the Reader’s Choice Awards 2012 in the Non-Fiction Category, and her third collection of poems, Onkalo (2013). She has performed in literary festivals worldwide and has had residencies in Amsterdam, Iowa City and Alaska. She has taught Creative Writing in colleges and universities for 12 years and is an Honorary Fellow in Writing from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP) 2014. She is the founder and director of the KL Writers Workshop.

Moderator: Hakim Albasrawy (Makespace and Aquamob)
Hakim is the co-founder of Makespace.my an event space that exists to host events and promote the maker culture. The space is also a physical co creation space in the heart of KL, it serves as a hub to surface new creators and provide services to people looking to develop cool new things.

He also co-founded and runs Aquamob.com, a startup focused on delivering business intelligence service for aquaculture farmers in Asia. Aquamob helps farmers - on the whole spectrum, from small "one-to-two man" farms to Fortune 500 operations with thousands of employees - grow more efficiently.

Hailing from a background in advertising and communication, he has started multiple businesses in technology development, training for youth, as well as social enterprise and social impact. Throughout it all though his primary interests revolves around product development and how technology can usher in real social impact.

Grab Early-bird organiser tickets at RM19: RSV-Pea today!

Our partners make Backstage Pass KL possible

The Co. Kuala Lumpur is a community oriented co-working space with a beautiful space in the heart of Bangsar.

8Spaces aims to change the way the world works by democratising access to amazing spaces to work from.

  • Am I considered an "event organiser?" Peatix encourages events of all kinds to blossom - anything from tech talks, workshops and classes to theatre, art performances to parties, gigs to private dinners and gatherings. So yes, you're probably one without knowing it.
  • I provide relevant services (audio-visual services, photobooth rental, app) - can I attend? Yes, we're aninclusive community. At the same time, organisers prefer to mostly meet other organisers. We require vendors to pay a higher entry of RM30 and respect that this event is not a platform for selling services.
  • Why can't I buy more than 4 tickets in one transaction? Diversity is important to us - come meet new friends!
  • Vegetarian food? Yes! Please let us know in advance.
  • Why isn't the event free? We serve food at wonderful venues. The price is not designed to be a barrier - we offer discounts to students, youths and dreamers.
  • What's your refund policy? We understand that things may crop up. Feel free to transfer your ticket or approach us for a refund.
  • Can I pay at the door? Yes you can, but at $35.
  • Having issues paying with your debit card? Refer to FAQ here: http://ptix.co/paypalmalaysia
  • Are you looking for partners? Glad you asked - please drop us a line.
  • Who organises this? The community team at Peatix Malaysia
  • More questions? Contact meiyi@peatix.com

  • The event description was updated. Diff#175811 2016-06-26 16:17:01
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8 Lengkok Abdullah, Bangsar Malaysia
If you are coming from Jalan Bangsar, turn left just after the Bangsar LRT onto Lengkok Abdullah. Go straight at the intersection past a Tamil school. The venue is directly after the tall condo on the RIGHT hand side and opposite a Hindu temple
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