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

Iconic for both its artistry and long history, Indonesia’s batik is designated by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Whether printing with a cap or …

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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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Cultural Workshop: Gaya Gayo

Discover body percussion in this interactive workshop introducing the traditional Saman dance of the Gayo people of Aceh. Dancers clap their hands, slap their chests, thighs and the ground, click …

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Cultural Workshop: Blue is the Universe

Join Balinese contemporary artist and creator of the UWRF18 artwork Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul) on a journey into the blue universe of cyanotype printing. Using plants and objects distinct to …

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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: The Language of Offerings

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

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