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Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Posted on February 3, 2012 | FestivalsNo Comment


Come February and Mumbai is going to talk only about the excitement, drama, arts, colourful culture and ultimate traditions. For this is the time of the Arts Festival that is very popular across the world. This is the time of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival which is a kaleidoscope of literature, films, and heritage culture. Come here and enjoy the beauty of the exhibits of the best form of art and heritage tales. Enjoy these nine days of fun, joy, educational learning and artistic performances. Refresh your mind and feel blessed in the ambience of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.

This year too the festival plans a lot of activities and events for not only children but  for also adults. So get set and be prepared to see some of the best exponents of art and art forms and the ideal combination of music and dance. Come here and get alive with the lovely rich performances of the best artists across the world and Indian and see the glitter and glamour on the pedestal of the Arts Festival at Kala Ghoda.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
More than 40 theatrical presentations and Hindi film music on the steps of the Asiatic Library, the classical Indian dance forms and the shopping stalls that would have a shopaholic completely go berserk would be the mainstay of the festival this year. Since the year 1999, the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival has been a great and much awaited event for all lovers of arts and crafts. The Festival is so named after the equestrian statue of Edward VII that used to be there in the Fort area of the city of Mumbai.

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is a great attraction for all tourists coming to Mumbai during the time of February and has the best collection of all kinds of art and art forms.

Kala Ghoda is a crowd-puller for creative talent. People with Creative bent of mind from all round the country participate and showcase their talent.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
For those who are creatively inclined set your days from February 4 to February 12 a little free and attend all the events of your interest to your heart’s content. The festival aims to focus on the development by improving the area and by restoring the faded porticos and the very old buildings. The festival encourages people to have more requests for having people friendly streets and also asks them to focus on improving the amenities that are provided to the Mumbai people.

The main feature of the festival is the pavement shows and the lovely painting exhibitions that attract almost anyone who is even a little inclined in this sphere. The lovely sculptures and the innumerable literary events only add to the interest quotient. Then there are those music concerts which have most of the popular singers showcasing their singing prowess. Then the film buffs could have the best of film screenings here. Dance enthusiasts get to see some of the best Indian dancers and also some of the international ones at times. There are heritage walks which take you around the place and introduce to the finer aspects of the buildings and monuments and heritage of the Mumbai city.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Theatre enthusiasts get to see some very good plays and there are gallery shows which exhibit some of the very best art talents.

So while you are here and are wondering what else could be done, don’t forget to see the urban sellers who come here with their designer goods and also the village artists who come and showcase their traditional work here. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy such a plethora of crafts, arts and traditional display? With the finest sights to display, the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is surely a one stop extravaganza in the area of art and culture.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
As the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is named after the black horse you would see the emblem of the black horse in all communications and other related items of the festival.

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is Mumbai city’s premiere arts festival and is a must see for any tourist.

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