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Looking To Do Something Different Mumbaikars? Enjoy The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival from 4th to 12th Feb

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Try your hand at a new craft, learn something different or just walk through the Cross Maidan, Mumbai from 4th to 12th Feb.

 

kala_ghoda_arts_festival_mumbai1A total of 60 interesting workshops will be there on art, music, cinema, fitness, food, etc.  20 heritage walks have been planned to take you through the history of Mumbai’s transformation into the country’s financial capital, also includes a walk through city’s rail network and movie history.

 

 

 

The opening walk is titled Celebrating the Life Line – Mumbai Locals . (Check : Mumbai Local- Tale of an unstoppable life)

 

kala_ghoda_arts_festival_mumbai3According to Hindustan Times  highlights include a mural painting workshop by Argentine artist Pablo Ramirez Arnol, who will paint on a 15-ft-wide canvas with participants, the cheese-tasting and appreciation session by the Canada-based gourmet cheese-maker Aditya Raghavan and a sari-draping session by stylists Sonia Mehta and Ammisha Shah(Participants are requested to wear skirts or trousers so they can participate in the different draping techniques).

 

 

Keeping the Bollywood/Hollywood and movie buffs in mind the festival has been planned to include shows of different movies on different days, there will be Live comedy shows and lots to look forward to at the Kala Ghoda Festival this year.

 

 

Also on the cards is a dramatised walk around Kala Ghoda titled Poetry in Motion. Inspired by poems on Kala Ghoda by Arun Kolatkar, it will see actors enact anecdotes from the history of establishments such as the David Sassoon library and Café Military.

There will be a walk through the only Opera house( The Royal Opera House) of our country which has been restored and working once again
“The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival offers a fantastic platform for people to reconnect with the cultural history of Mumbai. Against the backdrop of urbanisation and modern art, visitors get insight into heritage structures and cultural institutions, and get to engage with anecdotes and stories from a time that has moulded Mumbai’s into the urban powerhouse it is today,” says Abha Narain Lambah, conservation architect.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017 from 4th to 12th Feb at CrossMaidan

For more details, visit the twitter page: Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Schedule of Kala Ghoda Festival

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