Program Category: After Dark

As the sun sets, the Festival comes alive with our dynamic After Dark program. From electrifying performances by some of Indonesia’s  top acts  to watching on as Festival favorites take to the stage, our After Dark program celebrates the Festival’s diverse poets, musicians, dancers and performers.


Live Music & Arts: Women of Words Poetry Slam

24 Oct 2018 20:00 / /

For our annual Women of Words Poetry Slam we’re looking for the finest poems celebrating diversity and feminism. Bahasa Indonesia, English, free verse or rhyme – raise your voices and …

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Festival Club: Retired, Rewired

Long-time Bali resident Cat Wheeler describes herself and her friends as ‘the ones who got away’, exchanging briefcases and cityscapes for gamelan sounds and rice field vistas. She shares her …

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Live Music & Arts: Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi – Thursday

25 Oct 2018 17:00 / /

At our new Festival area, Taman Puisi, you’ll find the romantic, evocative, poignant poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia’s most beloved poets. Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi (Poetry and …

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Festival Club: Stealing with the Eyes

In 1994, Will Buckingham travelled to the Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province as a trainee anthropologist. He recounts life-changing encounters with three craftsmen and their histories, myths and …

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Live Music & Arts: Pecha Kucha

25 Oct 2018 19:30 /

Global performance phenomenon Pecha Kucha – now in more than 900 cities – sees Festival artists present 20 images for 20 seconds each. With dozens of daring ideas set to …

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Festival Club: Sayang Kalimantan

In 2015, forest fires in Indonesia put more carbon into the atmosphere than Europe’s annual carbon footprint. In the two years that followed, Wally Tham and his team worked with …

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Festival Club: Omar Musa: Since Ali Died

Bar Luna welcomes back rapper, poet and lyrical powerhouse Omar Musa for a triumphant evening of deeply personal stories and riotously political songs. In his acclaimed one-man show Musa mashes …

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Live Music & Arts: From Bali to West Africa

25 Oct 2018 21:00 / /

Thursday night is rich in cultural and artistic diversity at Taman Baca. Get ready for powerful poetry performances by Festival poets from near and far. Then, join virtuoso musician, improviser …

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Festival Club: The Epic

Inspired by the Ramayana and Shakespeare’s Othello, The Epic unites images, animation, music and voice to tell the story of a beautiful, other-worldly foundling and an ingenious outsider: a tale …

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Live Music & Arts: Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi: Dear You

26 Oct 2018 17:00 / /

As the sun sets, head to Taman Puisi for an hour devoted to your own writing and expression. One of the insightful instructors of The Jakarta Post Writing Center, Debra …

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Festival Club: Retronesia

If these walls could talk! ’50s futurism, tropical art deco, Indo-European Indische: Indonesia is home to a little-known trove of architectural treasures. Join unlikely explorer and retro enthusiast Tariq Khalil …

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Festival Club: The Last Wild Men of Borneo

In The Last Wild Men of Borneo, Carl Hoffman traces the fortunes of two Western explorers who travelled deep into the wild heart of Borneo. Their paths were different but …

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Live Music & Arts: Poetry Slam

26 Oct 2018 20:00 / /

Get prepared to get loud: live literature hits the stage for the UWRF’s celebrated Poetry Slam, one of the most sizzling events of the Festival. From global poets to local …

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Festival Club: Buku Kuku-Ku

Groundbreaking toy designer, writer and illustrator Cipta Croft-Cusworth brings his unique multimedia shadow puppet performance with live storytelling to Bar Luna. Telling the tale of the creation of the universe …

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Live Music & Arts: Hujan di Bulan Juni

26 Oct 2018 21:00 / /

Settle in for an evening of music and performances inspired by the poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono, the recipient of this year’s UWRF Lifetime Achievement Award. Hujan di Bulan Juni …

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Festival Club: The Ruin

Publisher’s Weekly called her a writer to watch. Marian Keyes described the book as “Spectacularly good”. For crime lovers, The Ruin is one of the most exciting debuts of recent …

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Live Music & Arts: Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi – Saturday

27 Oct 2018 17:00 / /

At our new Festival area, Taman Puisi, you’ll find the romantic, evocative, poignant poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia’s most beloved poets. Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi (Poetry and …

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Festival Club: Happy Never After

Jill Stark was living the dream: a coveted job, dating a sports star, and her first book a bestseller. She’d found her fairytale ending. Then it all fell apart. In …

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Festival Club: Chinese Whispers

Beginning life as an art installation then evolving into a digital graphic novel, Chinese Whispers traces the search for identity in history through gentle excavation of real life stories. Jakarta-born …

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Live Music & Arts: Tishani Doshi

27 Oct 2018 19:00 / /

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet, novelist and dancer, whose most recent book Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods deals with coastal living, gender violence, memory, happiness, ageing, and …

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