Program Category: Free Events

As a not-for-profit with a mission of enriching the lives of Indonesians through literature and the arts, the Festival works hard to ensure our program is accessible to all audiences. Each year, we present almost 50% of our program free of charge.


Art Exhibition | There is No Truth, Only Honesty

Sanggar Bares is a drawing community for children founded in 2017 in Ubud by Balinese artist Nyoman Bratayasa. Nurturing freedom of imagination, this community encourages children to spend their free …

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Art Exhibition | X Visit Bali Year X #3

Since 2003, Slinat (short for “silly in art”) has captured various local social issues through his highly distinctive art. One of his most iconic images is a Balinese girl whose …

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Film Screening | All is Forgiven, Because We Have Been Happy (2017)

23 Oct 2019 15:00 / /

Directed by Katia Engel and Paul Agusta, this documentary explores the life of poet, cultural activist, and playwright Leon Agusta, who was born in Sigiran, Lake Maninjau, West Sumatra in …

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Live Music & Arts | Women of Words Poetry Slam

23 Oct 2019 20:00 / /

For the annual Women of Words Poetry Slam we’re looking for powerful poems exploring feminist karma. Bahasa Indonesia, English, free verse or rhyme – raise your voice and find strength …

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Children & Youth | Create Your Own Superhero

24 Oct 2019 10:00 /

Pow! Crunch! Bang! Kaboom! Crash! Zap! Smash! Have you ever wanted to invent your own superhero comic? Rizqi R. Mosmarth (better known as Ecky) is an editor, writer, and comic …

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Children & Youth | Seeds of Wellbeing

24 Oct 2019 10:00 /

Through movement, voice work and mandala creation we will connect with the seeds of our wellness within. We will also plant vegetable seeds for our community. This program was inspired …

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Children & Youth | Young Journalists Club

24 Oct 2019 10:00 /

Sebastian Partogi has been working as a journalist for Indonesia’s English newspaper The Jakarta Post since 2013, specializing in stories about arts and literature. If you dream of being a …

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Children & Youth | M is for Movement

24 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Join this reading and sharing session with Innosanto Nagara’s new book, M is for Movement, in the spotlight. The story of a child born at the dawn of a social …

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Book Launch | Nagabumi III: Hidup dan Mati di Chang’an

24 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Following the War Tiger, his lover Amrita’s suspected killer, the Nameless Swordsman from Javadvipa continues his journey from the mystical city of Shambala to Chang’an. This book follows the chaos …

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Film Screening | CINEMAWITHOUTWALL Showcase

24 Oct 2019 15:00 /

CINEMAWITHOUTWALL is a movement that strives to gather young filmmakers around the world to collaborate, learn, create and screen films that can bridge boundaries and make an impact. This showcase …

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Book Launch | The Day Hope and History Rhymed in East Timor and Other East Timor Stories

24 Oct 2019 16:00 /

This lively collection was published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of East Timor’s improbable Brexit from Indonesia. It includes wry accounts of Dili traffic, roosters and motley characters, but …

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Book Launch | One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

24 Oct 2019 16:00 /

Adrian Hayes details a deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life and death on the world’s notorious second highest mountain. Absorbing and self-reflective, his journey is as …

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Book Launch | Ear of the Ocean: Worlds Beyond Words

24 Oct 2019 16:30 /

Ear of the Ocean: Worlds Beyond Words is a stunning and visceral collection of poems that merges the mystic with the mundane in exploration of nature, life embodied, culture, imagination …

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Live Music & Arts | Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi – Thursday

24 Oct 2019 17:00 / /

As the sun sets, head to Taman Puisi for an hour devoted to your own writing and expression. Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi (Poetry and Expression Picnic) is open to all …

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Festival Club | Jessica Jackley and Reza Aslan: An Interfaith Life

Indonesia has one of the world’s most religiously diverse populations – but can different faiths co-exist in a marriage? With interfaith unions on the rise, Christian Jessica Jackley and Muslim …

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Art Exhibition | Gundala: A 50 Year Journey

24 Oct 2019 17:00 /

Gundala was first created and published by Hasmi in 1969. Now, 50 years after his first appearance, Gundala is still one of the most famous and best-loved Indonesian superhero characters. …

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Live Music & Arts | Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre Dancers

24 Oct 2019 18:00 / /

Radiant textiles, gleaming jewelry, and a beat that’s impossible to resist – this is why Indian dancing never fails to entertain. On the evening of the second day of UWRF, …

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Festival Club | Inside Studios

The artist’s studio is a sacred space where magic happens. Art historian Alexandra Corradini has stepped into the private creative realms of Indonesian contemporary artists, and explored their studios and …

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Live Music & Arts | Moving Poetry

24 Oct 2019 18:30 / /

Grab a chair and settle in as Festival poets bring their work to life. From the page to the stage, poetry is always a fundamental part of UWRF, so join …

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Art Exhibition | Karma Phala

The creator of the UWRF19 artwork, Samuel Indratma is a community visual artist and one of the Founders of the prominent Yogyakarta public art collective, Apotik Komik. To translate the …

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