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.


Children & Youth | Sampah Puppets

26 Oct 2019 10:00 /

Let’s get super funky making puppets from trash! Learn how to make mini marionettes from recycled materials, then film them in a short digital story. The expert Pelangi School teachers …

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Children & Youth | Writing About Magical Places

26 Oct 2019 10:00 /

Do you love forests, mountains, rivers and oceans? Do you think the real world is just as marvelous as anything you can imagine? This workshop will be a fun couple …

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Fringe Event | Making Events Accessible

26 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Authors, publishers, festivals and the wider arts sector need to make events accessible. Join Carly Findlay as she takes you through some practical advice about event accessibility, outlining how better …

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Book Launch | Surya, Mentari dan Rembulan

26 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Surya is a buffalo herdsman from Toraja who must find Mataallo, Mentari’s sister, who was kidnapped in Rantepao. His search takes Surya to Djogja where he meets a palace dancer …

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Book Launch | A Yellow House

26 Oct 2019 14:00 /

When Indonesian domestic worker Aunty M joins a Singaporean family, ten-year-old Maya is determined to hate her. After they rescue another domestic worker from an abusive employer, they meet more …

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Children & Youth | Karma Speaks: Public Speaking

26 Oct 2019 14:00 /

How do you feel when you stand in front of a crowd to make a speech? Do you feel nervous? Excited? Perhaps a bit of both? Explore good and bad …

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Children & Youth | Eco-Friendly Ogoh-Ogoh

26 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Let’s make an ogoh-ogoh with Marmar! Marmar is a traditional Balinese architect and is leading the movement for eco-friendly ogoh-ogoh. Learn about basic bamboo weaving and using recycled paper to …

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Art Exhibition | Celebrating the Ubud School of Painting: Diversity of Visual Language

This group exhibition celebrates the diverse visual language of the historical Ubud School of Painting and the Balinese Hindu philosophies of Tri Hita Kirana (harmony between humanity, nature and the …

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Art Exhibition | Sagilik Saguluk Art Fair

The Sagilik Saguluk Art Fair, initiated by some of Bali’s most prolific artists, brings together a selection of Indonesia’s most interesting contemporary artists to provide a unique opportunity to buy …

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Film Screening | JAFTA Short Films Showcase

26 Oct 2019 15:00 / /

Jamaica Film and TV Association (JAFTA) is a non-profit association representing Jamaica’s film and television industry. The films in this showcase were created independently by JAFTA members as part of …

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Book Launch | FAITH: The Art of Sasya Tranggono

26 Oct 2019 16:00 /

Indonesian culture is unique among other Eastern societies. Even though it has been influenced by India, China and the Islamic world, this culture does not rest so much on a …

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Book Launch | Fall Baby

26 Oct 2019 16:00 /

Fall Baby follows the lives of Siri and Dara, one a globetrotting visual artist, the other a political activist. Siri is the illegitimate daughter of Amba and Bhisma. Dara is …

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Festival Club | Claire G. Coleman: The Old Lie

Claire G. Coleman burst onto the scene with the incredibly clever Terra Nullius (no spoilers!) Her follow-up novel, The Old Lie, examines just what happens when we fail to learn …

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Art Exhibition | Maladjustment

Maladjustment brings together key works by three internationally recognized female artists, Arahmaiani, I GAK Murniasih, and Mary Lou Pavlovic. The exhibition explores violence against women and intercultural feminisms. Comprising feminist …

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Fringe Event | Peringatan Bulan Bahasa 2019

26 Oct 2019 17:00 /

Memperingati Hari Sumpah Pemuda pada tanggal 28 Oktober, LPM Suara Satwa mengadakan talkshow, perlombaan cipta puisi dan cipta poster bagi pelajar dan mahasiswa seluruh Indonesia. Kegiatan ini bertujuan untuk mematik …

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Live Music & Arts | Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi – Saturday

26 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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Film Screening | Aruna dan Lidahnya (Aruna and Her Palate) (2018)

26 Oct 2019 18:00 /

Directed by Edwin, Aruna dan Lidahnya is an adaptation of the novel by Laksmi Pamuntjak. Aruna embarks on a culinary adventure with her two best friends, but along the way …

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Festival Club | Mira Jacob: Good Talk

Written with humor and vulnerability, Mira Jacob’s deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation. Take this unique opportunity to hear from Mira about the …

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Live Music & Arts | Poétique Ensemble

26 Oct 2019 19:00 / /

Matthias Gault grafted a cello string onto his viola and taps his instrument like a drum. Ayouba Ali’s voice leads us to the crossroads of classical, pop and world music. …

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Film Screening | 27 Steps Of May (2018)

26 Oct 2019 19:00 /

Loosely based on the rapes of Chinese Indonesian women during the May 1998 riots, 27 Steps of May tells the story of May who was gang raped when she was …

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