Program


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Art Exhibition: Jiwo

20 Oct 2016 10:00 /

Surround yourself with the endless imagination from Indonesian self-taught artists. Jiwo is a month length experience presented by Cata Odata that will bring you back to basic in appreciating art …

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Art Exhibition: Wajah Merah

22 Oct 2016 09:00 /

The real work of the artist is a surprise to himself. The term ‘wajah merah’ refers to the spirit of creativity present in the artist. Displaying the works of eight …

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Fringe Event: Writing Retreat With Gillian Slovo

24 Oct 2016 10:00

Join award-winning author Gillian Slovo and publishing expert Angela Robertson for an intimate writing retreat at the beautiful Honeymoon Guesthouse, the perfect venue to get those creative juices flowing. This …

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Art Exhibition: Linda Kaun – The Power of You

25 Oct 2016 08:00 /

Your true power comes from loving and embracing all the parts of yourself. Join Linda Kaun and her Wise Council – a group of 7 figures she met during her …

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Special Event: Gala Opening & Writers Dinner at Casa Luna

26 Oct 2016 18:00

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the opening night of UWRF 2016! Begin with the star-studded Gala Opening at the elegant Blanco Renaissance Museum, with speeches from UWRF …

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Art Exhibition: Bali Underground: Pita Maha and Rudolf Bonnet

26 Oct 2016 09:00 /

This exhibition will showcase the work of 20 young Indonesian artists, revealing their interpretation of the ‘Pita Maha’ (Great Spirit, Guiding Inspiration), their vision for Bali’s future, and their vision …

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Art Exhibition: Toraja Melo

26 Oct 2016 09:00 /

From the remote mountains of Sulawesi, the weavers of Toraja have rejuvenated the art of the Indonesian back-strap loom and preserved a cultural way of life. Toraja Melo means ‘beautiful …

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Live Music & Arts: Pecha Kucha

26 Oct 2016 20:30 /

Ignite your ideas with a fast and furious Pecha Kucha night at Betelnut. Brave Festival artists step out on stage to share what they’re passionate about in the 20×20 format: …

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Special Event: Thursday | Bahasa Breakfast

27 Oct 2016 08:00

Kick-start your Festival day with Balinese treats and coffee, while learning the basics of Bahasa Indonesia. Learn key greetings, the dos and don’ts, as well as useful Indonesian phrases that …

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Cultural Workshop: Cooking Class & Market Tour

Awaken your senses with a guided tour through the iconic Ubud market and learn about the herbs and spices used in ceremonial and everyday Balinese dishes. Return to the cooking …

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Art Exhibition: Tat Tvam Asi: Art Exhibition

27 Oct 2016 09:00 /

Art collective Militant Arts respond to the 2016 theme, Tat Tvam Asi, through creating paintings and three-dimensional works of sculpture and installation art at the Festival Hub. Keep your eyes …

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Art Exhibition: Lontar: The Palm-Leaf Texts

27 Oct 2016 09:00 /

View a unique exhibition of Balinese and Lombok lontar (palm-leaf manuscripts) from the Hanacaraka Society, a local NFP dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Balinese alphabets, language, and texts. …

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Welcome Dance

27 Oct 2016 09:00 /

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016 begins with a traditional Balinese welcome dance.

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Festival Welcome

27 Oct 2016 09:15 /

Join us as Festival Founder & Director Janet DeNeefe opens the 2016 UWRF, celebrating thirteen years of bringing together Indonesia and the world’s most fascinating writers and thinkers.

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Keynote with Seno Gumira Ajidarma

27 Oct 2016 09:30 /

Seno Gumira Ajidarma’s works reflect the undying rebel in his heart, bravely tackling political oppression. This award-winning novelist is also one of the curators of the UWRF’s annual anthology. Start …

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Cultural Workshop: Village Cycling Tour

Venture outside of Ubud and discover the surrounding villages, and stunning mountain views. Covering both flat and downhill terrain, explore traditional homes, temple compounds, and farms to get a taste …

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Keynote with Anastasia Lin

27 Oct 2016 09:45 /

Barred from China for outspoken views on her home country’s human rights violations, actress and beauty pageant titleholder Anastasia Lin continues to advocate for recognition and justice. As the Festival …

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Children & Youth Program: Behind the Screen

27 Oct 2016 10:00

Join in as screen writer and script editor Alicia Walsh shares her experience on writing for film and TV. Discover her top tips for sharp screen writing, and how to …

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Children & Youth Program: Your Pop-Up Adventure

Get ready to pop! Create a simple pop-up book with leading Malaysian paper engineer and teacher, Cikgu Rizal. He’ll share his stories and collection of pop-up books with you. This …

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Children & Youth Program: Unlock Your Imagination

27 Oct 2016 14:00

Unlock your imagination with author Ken Spillman, author of over 40 books for children and young adults. Ken will delve into the art of fiction, exploring how to create characters …

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