The much awaited annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is here. Beginning from Saturday, 2 February, it will go on for the next nine days till 10 February.
Organised by the Kala Ghoda Association, the festival like every year has an interesting line up of visual arts, dance, music, theatre, cinema, literature, lectures, heritage walks and special events for children.
Things to watch out for:
*The heritage walk with archaeologist Shraddha Bhatawadekar through the historic ensemble starting at most magnificient node – The Victoria Terminus, a World Heritage Site and the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, both designed by Frederick William Stevens, outstanding examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture.
Walk across towards Mumbai GPO which is the biggest Post Office in the country and one of the biggest in the world. And catch a glimpse of the last remnant of the fort wall now part of the eastern boundary wall of the St. George’s Hospital. It is on 2 February and starts at 11 am.
*Salim and Sulaiman who have been composing music for over a decade, perform on 10 February from 7.30 pm at the Asiatic Library Steps
* Choose your favourite from the long line up of films being screened during the festival
* Learn more about chocolate with Zeba Kohli’s food workshop — Demystifying Chocolate on 3 February at 4 pm at Westside.
*Rahul Pandita, author of the bestselling Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India’s Maoist Movement, and Rohit Hoskote talk about Kashmir on 5 February at the David Sassoon Library Gardens from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
You can find more details of the festival here.