If you missed out any of the cultural biggies of 2017, worry not. The new year brings you the opportunity to attend film screenings, art fairs, literature festivals and more. We’ve listed a few of the best events you don’t want to miss out on this year.
Artistic Souls, Rejoice: Here Are 5 Cultural Events You'll Love In 2018
Jaipur Literature Festival
The year starts with the biggest literature festival in the country. The annual literature festival is a five-day affair with musical performances, book launches, and authors, humanitarians, politicians and celebrities engaging in a stimulating debate and celebrating the freedom of expression. It’s basically every literature lover’s paradise. Set in the beautiful Diggi Palace, this festival is something every book worm should have on their list. Plus, they have a line-up of some pretty interesting speakers this year; Sudha Murthy, Anurag Kashyap and Rupi Kaur are just a few of them.
When: 25th-29th January
Where: Diggi Palace, Jaipur
India Art Fair
The India Art Fair is host to a number of exciting exhibitions, bringing together artists, galleries, art charities and private foundations and more, for a carefully curated show of tart work of Asia. The fair has various food stalls, incredible installations, and notable speakers from some of the world’s leading art organisations. Art lovers should bookmark this fair.
When: 9th-12th February
Where: NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi
Mumbai International Film Festival
The Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Film or MIFF is a platform for directors, film critics and cinema buffs to come together and discuss the various aspects of film and direction. Focusing on some of the best short fiction, documentaries and animated films, there are various screenings, awards and discussions held regarding the co-production and marketing of the said genres.
When: 28th January-3rd February
Where: Films Division Complex, 24, Peddar Road, Mumbai.
North East Fest
Food, music and fashion, the North-East Festival showcases the local food, art, apparel and handicrafts of the ever-amazing North-East region of our country. This incredible initiative to increase awareness about the the culture of the North-East allows us to gorge on authentic North Eastern dishes like smoked pork and bamboo shoot fry, shop for the region’s handlooms, witness some great music performances and fashion shows.
When: Dates to be announced
Where: IGCNA, Janpat, New Delhi
Celebrating the spirit of Urdu, the language, culture, art and literature, this annual festival has performances, poetry recitals, debates, panel discussions, film discussions, mushairas and more. The festival has a bazaar which brings the charm of the old city’s antiquities and handicrafts, Kashmiri, Awadhi, Hyderabadi, Mughlai and streetfood from Purani Dilli and much more. It has attracted multiple acclaimed personalities from around the world in the past, from famous authors, poets, actors and singers in attendance.
When: Dates to be announced
Where: Venue to be announced