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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August 30, 2017

Comprising more than 150 of the world’s leading authors, artists and activists from 31 countries, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has announced its most diverse program yet, with the event – now in its 14th year – having well and truly evolved into a global hub of education, inspiration and empowerment. From Indonesia […]

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UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL REVEALS SNEAK PEEK LINEUP AND EARLY BIRD TICKETS

The first round of authors, artists and activists who will lead this year’s five-day Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) program of fiery discussions, literary lunches, and powerful performances from 25–29 October has been announced. From Kalimantan to Canada, Riau to Lucknow, the first lineup reveal of 16 authors and artists is testament to Indonesia’s – and […]

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UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL REVEALS SNEAK PEEK LINEUP AND EARLY BIRD TICKETS

The first round of authors, artists and activists who will lead this year’s five-day Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) program of fiery discussions, literary lunches, and powerful performances from 25–29 October has been announced. From Kalimantan to Canada, Riau to Lucknow, the first lineup reveal of 16 authors and artists is testament to Indonesia’s – and […]

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July 5, 2017

INDONESIAN EMERGING VOICES AT THE FOREFRONT OF SOUTHEAST ASIA’S MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL EVENT THIS 26-29 OCTOBER A not-for-profit organization with the mission of improving the lives of young Indonesians through literature and the arts, the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati is pleased to announce the Emerging Voices program, a free, four-day event celebrating young […]

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Indonesian chefs, local produce and the vibrant future of Indonesia’s food industry in the spotlight at UFF17

From the moment the gates opened to the final mouthful, the third Ubud Food Festival (UFF) was enjoyed by more than 9,000 hungry foodies from 12–14 May. Its colorful multi-venue space played host to more than 100 events set against the backdrop of Ubud’s iconic Campuhan Ridge. The incredible diversity of Indonesia’s cuisines, outstanding Indonesian chefs […]

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May 10, 2017

This Sporting Life profiles a number of events coming up in 2017 in Bali as well as roundups of sports activities held recently.   AUSTRALIAN RULES NEWS 2017 Bali Geckos AFL Masters The Bali Masters 9’s Australian Football Tournament will celebrate its 13th year in 2017, and is shaping up to be bigger and better […]

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