• Saraswati Ceremony

    Saraswati Ceremony

    Saraswati feast day is the day of Sciences arrival.


  • Megibung

    Megibung

    Traditionally, Balinese enjoyed eating together off one large plate or banana leaf at ceremonies or during preparation for ceremonies.


  • pendet dance

    Pendet Dance

    Pendet is a traditional dance from Bali, Indonesia, in which offerings are made to purify the temple or theater as a prelude to ceremonies or other dances.


  • Gender Wayang (Balinese Traditional Musical Instrument)

    Gender Wayang is one of Balinese traditional music instrument. Gender wayang possessed different tunings with gamelan in general, that is slendro barrel.



    Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

    Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

    In 2013, UWRF comes full circle returning to its original theme Through Darkness to Light/Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang honouring Indonesia's beloved women's right pioneer RA. Kartini, Paying homage to Kartini the Festival focuses on women's stories, women's rights and education, heroes and visionaries, and embraces writers across all genres including travel writers, songwriters, playwrights, poets, comedians and graphic novelists.
    'To add to the excitement of celebrating our ten years, the Festival welcomes our new International Program Manager - Summa Durie who joins our existing programming team of Kadek Purnami - Community Development Manager, Wayan Juniartha - Indonesian Program Manager and Ida Bagus Putra Wira Adnyana - Program Coordinator. Also joining the UWRF team is Marketing Manager - Madeleine Smith. Both Summa and Madeleine have had immense experience in arts events and will bring an effervescent youthful spirit to our upcoming mammoth 10th Festival', said Janet DeNeefe - Festival Director/Founder.
    In breaking news - the dates of the 2013 UWRF have now changed to 11 - 15 October to avoid a clash with the upcoming APEC meeting, which is being held in Bali early October. Please make sure to update your diaries and calendars now with our new dates. Whether you have been to every UWRF, have experienced the Festival once or twice, or have ever thought about attending - 2013 is the year we'd love to see you at the Festival, as we welcome the world's most exciting writers, thinkers and artists to Ubud.

    Source : www.ubudwritersfestival.com