What Is It?

Expected to make waves as a well-curated interdisciplinary arts festival, Serendipity Arts Festival, launches for the first time this year. The major disciplines that will be covers are the performing, visual and culinary arts, and there’ll be experts from each field with different backgrounds to give you the best of styles, opinions and interests. Spanning eight days, you can expect multiple projects {over 40, in fact} across the board, and through exhibitions, performances, workshop and other interactive conversations, you’re in for some serious inspirations.

And if that didn’t draw you in, maybe the names thespian Lilette Dubey, musician Shubha Mudgal, composer Ranjit Barot, Manu Chandra {the force behind Monkey Bar, Toast & Tonic and Olive Beach, among others}, will. Or rather should! And what better place to kick off the first edition than the melting pot of culture, art, festivity and creativity, right? So set sights on Goa this December, it’s all going down across seven venues in the sea side state.

Who Is It For?

A place where you’ll come back with limitless inspiration and with creative juices flowing {or that’s the aim at least}, this event is ideal if you’re in the performing and visual arts space, or even the culinary business at any level. Since it’ll be helmed by people in the field, you’ll get to learn first-hand about the tricks of the trade. It’s great if you’ve been hitting a wall from being too long in the field as well. So come noobs, come veterans.

Why Should I Go For It?

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We’re really excited about the projects that are part of the curation. What’s caught our fancy most is Living Traditions, a project by Shubha Mudgal. It involes a reinterpretation of Hindustani classical music through archives, starting at the turn of the 20th century. Ace Couturier Rohit Bal will showcase designs inspired by period costumes to add to the drama. Ranjit Barot will fuse the unique Spanish Flamenco music with Kathak and Khartal, while Lillete Dubey and Anuradha Kapoor will present Talatum, a stellar version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in an Indian and contemporary setting. Oh! And photographer Dinesh Khanna will bridge the gap between art and technology in The Selfie Project, which is infact already underway, and will conclude at the festival.

It’s a free-to-attend festival, but you’ll need to register here.

Find out more about the festival here. Follow them on Facebook here.

Photos: Serendipity Arts Festival