Program Category: Cultural Workshops

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival isn’t just about words and ideas; it’s also the opportunity to delve deeper into Balinese society. Led by Ubud’s most respected guides, our Cultural Workshops are rich in Balinese and Indonesian cultural heritage, from the art of batik painting to the language of offerings.

With limited spaces available, we strongly advise that Cultural Workshops are booked well in advance. Please bring your booking confirmation to the event as proof of purchase.


Cultural Workshop: Market Tour and Cooking Class

For traveling foodies and curious cooks, discovering local produce at traditional markets is an essential holiday ingredient. With the Casa Luna Cooking School team, learn about Balinese cuisine’s colorful array …

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Cultural Workshop: Bahasa Breakfast

Kick-start your Festival day with traditional Balinese treats and coffee, while learning the basics of Bahasa Indonesia with the bubbly team from Cinta Bahasa. Learn key greetings, the dos and …

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Cultural Workshop: Basa Bali Breakfast

Kick-start your Festival day with Balinese treats and coffee, while learning the basics of Basa Bali with the team from Cinta Bahasa. Learn key greetings, the dos and don’ts, as …

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Cultural Workshop: Batik Painting

From Italy to Japan, Switzerland to Singapore, the work of renowned local batik artist I Nyoman Suradnya has been exhibited extensively since 1975. In comprehensive workshop, Nyoman will share the …

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Cultural Workshop: Early Morning Yoga

Prepare mind, body and spirit for a full day of the Festival ahead. Embrace your morning cobra pose overlooking Campuhan Ridge with our free weekend yoga sessions. Don’t forget to …

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Cultural Workshop: Collagraphy

Do you get a buzz from trying your hand at new craft techniques? How about collagraphy? It’s a printmaking process using various materials to create a textured collage, which then …

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Cultural Workshop: The Language of Offerings

With their intricately woven leaves and pretty collection of petals, you’ve no doubt admired the Balinese Hindu offerings – canang sari – adorning homes, streets and temples. Now you can discover …

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Cultural Workshop: Batik Jumputan

Unlike traditional batik – which reflects royal legacies and history – batik jumputan is a recent innovation. In Indonesian, ‘jumputan’ means ‘take a little bit’. Similar to tie dye or shibori, …

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Cultural Workshop: Culinary Jalan-Jalan

Join our intrepid food guides on a walking tour to the home of Ubud’s iconic suckling pig, Ibu Oka’s. After a caffeine hit, meet Pak Rimpin, the master of bebek …

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Cultural Workshop: Herb Walk

Bali is abundant with edible leaves, and many of them have health-giving properties. This workshop will introduce you to the wealth of natural remedies growing wild around Ubud. Guides Lilir …

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