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Nusa Dua Light Festival – Now to 14 July

The Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) is promoting the 4th annual Nusa Dua Light festival at Peninsula Island with the theme ‘The Mountain View’. This event aims to provide alternative entertainment attractions for tourists in the period May – July by presenting hundreds of types of lanterns of various beautiful shapes and forms. Other events in this area include a weekly “Sundown Dancing Lesson” teaching traditional Balinese Dance every Sunday at 5:00 pm, and each Tuesday and Thursday the “Bebalihan”, a cultural presentation involving performance troupes from across the Island, will be presented at the Pura Puja Mandala. For more information visit


DIVAS 10th Anniversary Charity Celebration – 8 June

Bali’s celebrated Divas are organising a special soirée to commemorate their 10 years of fundraising work for the benefit of Bali’s disadvantaged. This will not be an ordinary night so get out your glam duds and go sparkle with those extraordinary ladies. Part of the proceeds will go to the John Fawcett Foundation. Ticket price includes all food & beverages. Pre-sale tickets ONLY, NO tickets at the door so be sure to purchase online.

When      : Saturday 8 June from 6pm till 10pm

Where     : W Hotel, Jl Petitenget, Seminyak

Cost         : Rp. 1.200.000/PP including canapes, cocktails, beer, wine and bubbles

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Bale Banjar Culture Club with Diana Darling– 8 June

Long term expat and author Diana Darling will appear at the Ayodya’s next Bale Banjar Culture Club to read from her wonderful book The Painted Alphabet, a beautiful tale based on an old Balinese poem rendered in a more modern setting. A whimsical and deliciously humorous story with human, animal and ethereal spirit characters which pokes fun at some of the not so valiant side of Balinese society.

When       : Monday 10 June at 7:00 pm

Where     : Ayodya Resort, Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua

More info : Phone +62 361 771102


The Bali Blues Festival 2019 – 13 and 14 June

The 5th Bali Blues Festival will be staged on the Nusa Dua Peninsula close to Blow Hole with a big line-up of national and international Blues musicians. Get more info on who will be playing, ticket prices, etc. at


Bali Arts Festival – 16 June to 15 July

The Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar will once again be the place to enjoy the month-long festival that showcases the best in Bali’s great art tradition. On a daily basis you can view an array of painting, sculpture and photography exhibitions by different artists as well as classic dances, puppetry and musical performances. There are also handicraft exhibitions and food stalls serving Balinese cuisine. The festival traditionally starts with a splendid parade in Denpasar and ends with a ceremony featuring a traditional ballet dance known as ‘sendratari’ at the Ardha Candra stage. Details on performances, even the actual dates of the festival are still sketchy at this time so be sure to check .

Where     : Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre, Jl. Nusa Indah No.1 Panjer, Denpasar

More info : +62 361 222 387


Zero Waste to Oceans Conference & Debate 2019 – 14 June

R.O.L.E. Foundation is hosting its annual awareness conference with new speakers on board. The subject this year is: Are corporations or the country of origin responsible to collect wrapping and containers, then recycle or dispose of their waste themselves or is it the responsibility of local residents and governments in the country of waste consumption? Should countries be able to export their waste? Is it time for companies to become responsible with their product packaging? What will the government do to support companies in being sustainable? Everyone is invited to this free event, especially those who work in NGOs, tourism, and all kinds of business sectors. Government officials, professors, scholars and university students are also welcome to come and give their thoughts on the matter at hand.

When      : Friday June 14 from 3 PM – 6 PM

Where     : Zero Waste to Oceans – Community Environment & Skills Center, Jl. Celagi Nunggul Nusa Dua

More info : or +62 361 8078805


Introduction to Permaculture Training – 17 to 21 June

IDEP foundation will be conducting an Introduction to Permaculture for those of you who want to set up their own organic garden or farm. This training is facilitated by an experienced trainer and you will learn about:

1) Principle and ethics in permaculture, 2) Soil rehahabilitation, 3) Water and irrigation in permaculture, 4) Integrated Pest Management, 5) Seed Sovereignty and biodiversity, 6) Integrated farm and aquaculture system, 7) Beekeeping (honeybee cultivation)

When      : June 17-21

Where     : IDEP Training Centre (10 minutes from Ubud)

Cost : IDR 6,500,000 per person (not including accommodation).

Register : Registration closes on 11 June 2019.


By Ines Wynn

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