Sabarmati Festival 2018 : an All-Encompassing Cultural Festival

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Mark your calendars, this January for the 2nd edition of the Sabarmati Festival. An extravagant showcase of talent, Sabarmati Festival is an all-encompassing cul-fest that touches every domain of creativity. The festival with art shows, workshops and myriad of activates is an open stage for artists across all walks of life. From veterans to newbies, Sabarmati Festival, opening at the River-front, gave a stage to around 10, 000 artists in the first edition with more than 10 lakh people attending the 5 day gala, making it one of the biggest and most accessible cultural festival in the city.

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Modelled after the Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai, the Sabarmati Festival is open and welcome to everyone, from designers to housewives to professionals to schools and NGOs. Inclusivity being the central theme, this festival breaks the barrier of elitism surrounding the art and culture scene and gives the common man an opportunity to experience a whole new world.This Amdavadi by heart festival has something for everyone, across all ages and all bars. In its second edition, the festival is promoting the theme of ‘Small is Beautiful’. The organisers wish to take the idea of ‘how every contribution counts’ to every household of the city, and this noble thought will find a manifestation in the various events, activities and art works at the festival.

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The last edition saw around 60 workshops and more than 400 street plays done across the city. Handcraft, being a major attraction saw artists from all across the nation. With food stalls, dance and dazzle mixed with majestic art installations, this festival has a special place in the heart of the youth, for whom it is like being surrounded by the best of both worlds, right here in their home-town.

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Evoking the true spirit of Ahmedabad, this festival opens up venues like Bhadra Fort and Sarkhej Roza. Of course, the riverfront helps in creating an identity and celebrating the heritage and culture of the city. Colorful hustle-bustle with a huge smile on millions of faces is the only way to round up the spirit of Sabarmati Festival.

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With such a grand scale and caliber, we are already excited to see what the Sabarmati Festival has planned for us this year. The pre-events are already buzzing around the various corners of the city

The festival dates are 17th to 21st January 2018, opening at the Riverfront. Entry is free and open for all.

Image source: Sabarmati Festival

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