Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa -Celebration Of Arts & Cultures -My Visit + Pics

Serendipity Art Festival aka SAF is an annual Goan cultural festival and I am pretty sure if you follow me on my social channels, you must be knowing that this time I got a chance to experience this amazing festival. I shared a little bit about Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa in one of my previous blog posts.

Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Hey! That’s ME During The Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa | Location: Adil Shah Palace

The festival started on 15 December 2017 and ended on 22 December. As I was little tied up with the launch events of my new book For The Sake Of Love, I couldn’t attend the festival from the day 1 (Oh, how I wish I would have). I reached Goa on 19th Dec. I am glad that I didn’t miss the acts & shows that I anticipated the most.

The world premier of ‘About the Elephant’, ‘River Raga’ curated by fab Shubha Mudgal & performance by awesome Jazz band The Banjara Quartet were the 3 shows/performances that I didn’t want to miss and also became the acts that I loved the most.

Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
World Premier Of About The Elephant
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
World Premier Of About The Elephant
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
About The Elephant
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Shubha Mudgal during the River Raga
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
River Raga at Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Performance at River Raga
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
One of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen so far!
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
The Banjara Quatret performing street Jazz

There were multiple locations where fest sessions were being held including Kala Academy, Adil Shah Palace, Barge, Jetty Point, DB ground, Old GMC and Children’s park.

Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Old HNC
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Kala Academy

Highlight of the event was surely River Raga. Listening to the classical songs, sailing on the river Mandovi on a cruise during the sunset in the company of Padma Shri award winner Shubha Mudgal ji, it was one of the best experiences I’ve had so far.

Another thing that I loved during the SAF 2017 was photography exhibition. Nature Untamed and Bombay Talkies was without a doubt my favourite sections.

Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Nature Untamed Photo Exhibition at Children’s Park
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
With one of photos of ‘Nature Untamed’
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Nature Untamed
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
More photos
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Photo exhibition at SAF
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Bombay Talkies at SAF
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Oh that’s Me! I know you know it 🙂

Apart from this, I loved aerial photography, miniature photography and more.

Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa

I also got a chance to hear Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal sir, Chief Patron & founder of SAF who spoke about ‘the story of Munjals and hero’ and how SAF came into existence. It was inspiring to hear him talk about his journey.

There were some more theatres like Shikhandi and Maya Bazaar, which I really liked.

Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
One from Maya Bazaa

Here are some more photos from Serendipity Arts Festival 2017.

Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Souvenir shop
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
A night in Harlem at DB Ground
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
Food corner at SAF in DB Ground

All in all, it was an amazing experience to be a part of this wonderful cultural festival. I stayed in Resort Sandalwood which is a 4 star property in Panjim itself. I’ll share more about it in another post!

Also, subscribe to my YouTube channel I’m gonna release the SAF vlog soon!

Until next time!

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