Ten-Second Takeaway

Art in Transit’s Festival of Stories puts the spotlight on stories told in different forms, ranging from installations and murals to poetry and performances.

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Ask the folks at Art in Transit {a public art initiative by the students of Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in collaboration with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.} and they’ll tell you their Festival of Stories is for anyone who loves listening to or sharing stories. Although these are probably not the kind of tales you’re used to. Told through different mediums like poetry and shadow puppetry, the festival is actually a year-long affair with regular events to be held every few months. Collaborating with the St+Art India team, the murals you see coming up around town are also part of the stories they hope to portray.

Telling Tales

Kicking off with the first in their event series, they have a two-day Festival of Stories session coming up next weekend across different spots in the city including Cubbon Park Metro Station, Cubbon Park and Bal Bhavan. And there’s plenty in store! Partnering with organisations like Namma Metro as well as city-based artists and art initiatives, there’s everything from installations and impromptu performances to poetry recitations and live art to engross you. Keep an eye out for interesting tales told through virtual reality experiences and exhibitions even. There are workshops and film screenings on the cards too, we hear.

While the festival is a celebration of the San Francisco-Bangalore sister city initiative {a kind of social/legal agreement between cities to encourage cultural ties}, we’re looking forward to upcoming events which will have artists from the American city coming to town.

When: Saturday-Sunday, October 22-23

Where: Cubbon Park Metro Station, Cubbon Park, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bal Bhavan and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Price: Free entry

Find more details on their Facebook page here.

Photos: Art in Transit