Kala Ghoda Arts Festival to start this weekend
The14th annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, which begins on Saturday, is gearing up to offer a grand line-up of cultural events.
“This is the first time I will be in the city to create a three-dimensional artwork in public space,” said Tracy Lee Stum, an American artist who holds a Guinness World Record for the largest chalk painting. Stum will showcase her work on February 8 and 9.
This year, the nine-day festival will include ‘Know Your’ workshops. “Under this section, we will help participants learn about India’s culinary heritage, styles of saris and traditional art,” said Geeta Castelino, who is heading the workshops section.
“There is a dynamic mix of plays including Hindi, Urdu and Marathi,” said Aditya Hitkari, head of the theatre section.
The literature section will organise a session on ‘Women and Writing’ to discuss the portrayal of women in literature.
The festival will screen films of actors Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor, and hold special discussions on Jagjit Singh, Bhupen Hazarika and Satyadev Dubey. “To commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Dickens on February 7, we are organising a discussion on his life and works,” said Pallavi Sharma, chief executive officer, Kala Ghoda Association.