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.


Festival Club @ Bar Luna: The Poet’s Club

Things are bound to get raucous as the Festival’s wizards of spoken word take over the stage and bring the Bar Luna basement to life. Beat, rhyme, lyric and verse …

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Book Launch: UWRF17 Bilingual Anthology Launch

Each year the UWRF puts a call out to emerging writers across the archipelago: send us your stories. From hundreds of submissions, the most remarkable new Indonesian voices are published …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Indonesian Culture/s on Film

How do filmmakers tell stories in culturally specific terms, rather than imitating tropes absorbed from international cinema? Film studies pioneer David Hanan unpacks how major Indonesian directors have represented the …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: The Banda Journal

Comprising ten small islands that rarely appear on most maps, Banda saw some of the earliest European ventures in Asia. Photographer Muhammad Fadli and writer Fatris MF have spent three …

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Live Music & Arts: Rocking Against Prejudice

28 Oct 2017 19:00 / /

After warming up with the soothing vibes of Bali’s Pluto Band, get ready for a free evening of music that smashes stereotypes; from the jailhouse rock of Kerobokan Prison band …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Boneca de Ataúro

The first stop-motion film from the nation of Timor-Leste follows the story of rag doll Ataurina, who takes an adventurous journey across Ataúro island, 25km north of Dili. Featuring the …

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Live Music & Arts: Poetry Slam

28 Oct 2017 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 @ Bar Luna: Read to Me

Join emerging and established Australian and international cartoonists Sarah Glidden, Rachel Ang, Thi Bui, Campbell Whyte, Josh Santospirito, Sarah Firth, Eleri Harris, Max Loh and Fionn McCabe for live storytelling. …

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Live Music & Arts: Closing Night Party

29 Oct 2017 19:00 / /

You can’t miss this – the final night of the Festival is an evening of music, dance, and celebration with Festival friends old and new. Make memories to last a …

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