August 29, 2018

Ndaba Mandela, Susi Pudjiastuti, Hanif Kureishi, Gillian Triggs, Fatima Bhutto, Jane Caro, Dee Lestari announced for Ubud Writers & Readers Festival’s 15th year For its 15th year as Southeast Asia’s leading festival of words and ideas, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has revealed a stellar lineup of 160+ authors, journalists, artists and activists […]

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August 1, 2018

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has revealed its first lineup of authors, artists and activists who will join this year’s five-day program of impassioned discussions, intimate special events, stimulating films and powerful performances from 24–28 October. Early Bird tickets are now on sale until the full program is announced from mid-August. In 2018 UWRF […]

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7 Kitchen Stage Demos for Serious Foodies at Ubud Food Festival

With its majestic marble and Balinese statues forever adorned with fresh marigolds, and sweeping Campuhan Ridge views carrying blissful breezes, the Ubud Food Festival’s Kitchen Stage is a tropical dream cooking demo venue. Where the culinary magic happens this 13–15 April, the Kitchen Stage at Indus Restaurant will host Michelin-starred and award-winning chefs for intimate, […]

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Ubud Food Festival announces 2018 theme: Generasi Inovasi

From 13–15 April, 2018, Indonesia’s most outstanding chefs, producers, restaurateurs, foodpreneurs, food photographers and storytellers will converge in Bali for the Ubud Food Festival (UFF), a three-day culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star. In its fourth year, Indonesia’s leading culinary event will be energized with the theme ‘Generasi Inovasi’. The progressive and stimulating […]

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Ubud Food Festival announces 2018 theme: Generasi Inovasi

From 13 – 15 April, 2018, Indonesia’s most outstanding chefs, producers, restaurateurs, foodpreneurs, food photographers and storytellers will converge in Bali for the Ubud Food Festival (UFF), a three-day culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star. In its fourth year, Indonesia’s leading culinary event will be energized with the theme ‘Generasi Inovasi’. The progressive […]

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UWRF successfully delivers its 14th year, despite facing significant challenges

Under the shadow of Mount Agung rumbling in East Bali, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival successfully delivered its 14th year this 25–29 October, reinforcing its vital role within the Balinese and Indonesian community. Despite Bali’s tourism industry suffering significant impacts from Mount Agung’s seismic activity throughout October, the Festival saw an audience attendance of […]

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The Curtain Falls on a Stellar Staging of Literature and Language by Renee Thorpe

Origins was the theme of this year’s gathering of explorers, poets, entertainers, activists and storytellers.  Conversations touching on the universal concepts of where we come from and where we are going, ran through every event. As in festivals past, the audience was witness to moments of brilliance and revelation.  “A sense of wonder,” “beautiful” and “magic” were sincere answers to […]

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October 25, 2017

Drawn from the Hindu Sanskrit philosophy ‘Sangkan Paraning Dumadi’, ‘Origins’ is the theme of the 14th annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF). It speaks of the cyclical nature of things, particularly birth, life and the afterlife. In the words of UWRF Founder & Director Janet DeNeefe, “This year’s theme invites us to consider the […]

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Indonesian creative arts at its finest at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2017

As the sun sets on Campuhan Ridge, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival comes alive with exhilarating performances and enthralling films. The After Dark program is packed with some of Indonesia’s premier artists, musical acts and films in a family friendly atmosphere. From an intimate and moving performance by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, to the blasting bass of all-girl Indonesian metal band […]

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