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Details of Events, Activities, Schedule, Dates, Timing, Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012, in Mumbai.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2012

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012) is an important art and cultural event in Mumbai. It is Mumbai’s most popular cultural street festival. Started in 1999, the Kala Ghoda Art Festival (2012) celebrates diverse art forms and is similar in concept to the Edinburgh Festival. Mumbai’s premiere art festival gets it name from the location where the festival is held – “Kala Ghoda”. The literal translation of Kala Ghoda” is “Black Horse”; hence the “Black Horse” motif is present in all communication, banners, hoardings, etc.

Art Events and Activities at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Children Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.1] Children Events at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012). Click on Link for Schedule of Children Events at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2012, Mumbai.  Workshop Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.2] Workshop at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012). Click on Link for Schedule of Workshop at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.  Literature Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.3] Literature at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012)  Film and Movie Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.4] Film and Movie at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012). Click on Link for Schedule of Films & Movies at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai. 

 Theatre and Drama Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.5] Theatre and Drama at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012). Click on Link for Schedule of Theater Events at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai.  Music and Concert Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.6] Music and Concert at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012).  Dance Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.7] Dance at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012). Click on Link for Schedule of Dance Events at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai.  Visual Art Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.8] Visual Art at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012). Click on Link for Schedule of Visual Arts Events at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai.  Heritage Walk Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.9] Heritage Walk at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012). Click on Link for Schedule of Heritage Walk Events at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai.  Street Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.10] Street Event at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012). Click on Link for Schedule of Street Festival Events at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai.  Food, Street Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing and Location of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012.11] Food at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012). This is a new section event. Click on Link for Schedule of Food Events at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai

Tips for the Kala Ghoda Festival 2012

  1. Expect large crowds during the weekend for the 2012 Kala Ghoda Festival. If you are planning on attending the Music Concerts at the Asiatic Library Steps, please read this advise on the music concerts.
  2. There is enormous demand for Children’s events/workshops on the weekends in the Museum Garden. Register early at email “kgaf2012workshops@gmail.com“.
  3. Get your camera.
  4. Don’t expect to see too many celebrities on 4th February, Saturday, since it is the Wedding Reception of Ritesh and Genelia.
  5. Some of the movie and theatre halls tend to be small. For popular movies it is advisable to reach the hall 15 minutes before start of movie / play. Seating is allowed on the floor in the aisles.
  6. Music concerts at the Asiatic Library are very popular and hence very crowded. Expect all 4 concerts on Feb 11 (Sat – N Kumar, Raghu Dixit) & Feb 12 (Sun – J Mevundi, Vishal & Shekar) to be packed. It is advisable to take your seat on the steps of the library at least 30 minutes before the start of the concert. The seats in the middle steps tend to be the best.
  7. Kala Ghoda 2012 Music events will be held at the Cross Maidan for the first time. Please factor in the travel time in case you intend to attend events at Cross Maidan and Kala Ghoda.
  8. Amphitheatre in the middle of Kala Ghoda (K Dubash Marg) seems good sized, but for popular events, it gets filled quickly. Be there 10 – 15 minutes before the start of the event that you want to watch.
  9. This year there are over 85 pieces of visual art installations (sculptures, paintings, audio-visual, interactive, etc) at the Kala Ghoda Art Festival, 2012. It’s fun discovering all of them.
  10. Please visit the NGO stalls on the main Kala Ghoda Street (K Dubash Marg). Many of the products made by village artisans are amazing.
  11. This year’s winter has been chilly and it is still lingering. The open stage plays in Hornaman Circle and concerts at the Asiatic Library Steps can go on till 10:00 pm. It can get a little chilly.
  12. Registration for most workshops can be done at the venue itself. There are some that require prior registration. On the weekends when the rush is the most, the Kala Ghoda workshops get full quickly. It is advisable to go register 2 hours before the workshop.
  13. The FOOD events are a new category that has been introduced in the 2012 Kala Goda Festival.
  14. Some Heritage events require prior registration and have limited seats.
  15. Parking can be a challenge. There are some parking spots around Kala Ghoda at Gateway of India, near Regal, on Colaba causeway, the road behind Taj Hotel, near University (on weekends), near Horniman Circle, Fort (during the weekends), Mantralaya, Nariman Point.
  16. The 12th Mumbai International Film Festival is playing at NCPA (Nariman Point) from Feb 3 to Feb 9. The entry ticket for all 8 days is only Rs 100. It is just 1.5kms away from Kala Ghoda. You may want to taken in the 12th MIFF too.
  17. Kala Ghoda Festival is a great outing for parents and kids. It is both fun and educational.
  18. During the 2012 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, India Post will offer stamps with your picture printed on them. The 2012 Kala Ghoda festival has an India Post stall which for Rs 300 offers 12 stamp sheets.

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Dates of the 2012 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Start Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012End Date: Sunday, February 12, 2012 

Venue of 2012 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

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Apply for a Stall at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Applications for 10 ft X 10 ft stalls at the 2012 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival can be submitted to the Kala Ghoda Association (KGA) at the below contact address. The application form is available at the Kala Ghoda Association website. Last date for application is December 10, 2011. KGA will conduct interview for stall owners on December 13, 14, 15, 2011. 

Kala Ghoda Association

The organizers of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012) is the “Kala Ghoda Association“, which is a non-profit organisation based in Mumbai. The mission of the “Kala Ghoda Association” is to work towards physically upgrading the Kala Ghoda precinct, drawing attention to its beauty and history, and making it the Art District of Mumbai. In addition to the The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in February, the “Kala Ghoda Association” also organizes the The Kala Ghoda Festival of India in October. 

Kala Ghoda Association Contact Address

C/o. A.T.E. Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.,4th Floor, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg,Fort, Mumbai 400 001.Phone: 65055034 . Telefax: 22885972Email : mail@kalaghodaassociation.comRELATED ARTICLES:1] Full Schedule of All Events at Kala Ghoda Festival, 20122] Kala Ghoda Wine Festival3] 12th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) – Feb 3 to Feb 9, 2012

  60 Responses to “Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2012 – Events, Activities, Schedule, Timing, Location”

  1. hello sir/madam,
    I am interested to put my stall of ladies hand block printed garments which are made up of 100 % cotton and Silk fabrics.so pls. send me the details of stalls and various shows orgainise.monika_arya@sify.com

  2. Hi All,
    Would you please tell me where can I see a list of vendors who had participated in the 2012 festival, I liked some of the stuff, & would like to buy some more. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Varsha

  3. hello sir/madam i am intrested to put my stall of ladies handicrafts purses which are made up of coconut .there are of different varieties .so pls snd me the details of stalls and various shows orgainise.chandugujarathi@gmail.com

  4. Hello Sir,
    I want to see KG festival…. at sunday 12 feb…

    I am comng from Central line.. Will you please let me know the Festivals start and end time for sunday please

    Thank you
    Hemant M.

  5. Hello sir, i want to attend the kala ghoda festival on sunday 12th of feb,will you please give me the details of events taking place on that day. Also i want to take part in Heritage walk as well as i want to attend vishal and shekhar’s concert. Does that requires any registration as well as the concerts timing..
    Thank you

  6. From above Tips, Understood that there 85 pieces of visual art installations (sculptures, paintings, audio-visual, interactive, etc). Me and my kids wish to see all of them. Kindly inform where exactly it is ? as Colaba is too big to find all ? Is it between FloraFountain to RegalColaba or else also ?

  7. I always attend / visit / enjoy this festival. thanks for all team.

  8. hi,
    visited al stalls, didnt find indiapost stalls, please help…

  9. Hi,
    Was wondering when is the next event planned. Secondly, who can i get in touch with to understand the process of sponsorships and participation. Kindly give a direct mail id so that communication is easier.

  10. Hi Team,

    We are a team of volunteers working for IT company, Syntel Limited & also have a CSR group called Syntel Prayas Foundation which works with the vision of empowering underprivileged children with education. Would like to participate in Kala Ghoda festival along with team of volunteers.Please let me know about the process to participate in any of the workshop that suits our CSR group who is working with underprivileged children.

    Thanks.
    Prasad J.

    • Hi Prasad,

      I have read about the terrific work that Syntel Prayas does. Hope other corporates follow your example.

      1] There are many workshops that children would love to attend. Some are listed below.
      Puppetry workshop – Usha Venkataraman & Kruti Garg (ages 8 -13)
      Rainbow Fish – The joy of sharing: a workshop on value education by Magic Touch (ages 5-10)
      Art based workshop for childrens (ages 7 to 12)
      Paper Passion (Friday) – Rajendra Gole

      2] I would strongly recommend that you DO NOT get the children on weekends, because there is a high demand for the workshops and they tend to get full quickly.

      3] May I suggest that you select the workshop that you think Prayas children would enjoy and then contact the workshop organizer to conduct a workshop after the Kala Ghoda is over. I am confident that most organizers would be happy to share their time with Syntel Prayas kids.

      4] For the 2013 Kala Ghoda festival, Syntel Prayas may want to put up a workshop or a stall of their own. The application process usually starts in end Nov to early Dec.

      Warm Regards.

      • Hi Admin,

        You recommend me not to get the children on weekends, because of high demand for the workshops and they tend to get full quickly. I was planed to carry my son for Canvas Painting, Get Bugged & Raag-a-Song.

        But as per your recommend it’s means ,that my son will not get intry for above participation?

        I am getting total confused, whether i take my son or not?

        • Hi Mr Londhe,

          Do get your son to the festival. He will have a great time.

          The workshops have a capacity of between 20 to 30 children. On the weekends, these workshops get full very quickly. I suggest that as soon as you come to Kala Ghoda, you go to the Museum Garden and register your son for the workshop(s) that he is interested in.

          You may also want to send a mail to kgaf2012workshops@gmail.com to register for the workshop(s) of your choice (this may not guarantee a place).

          In addition to the workshops, there are many other events and activities that you son is sure to enjoy. The visual art displays at Kala Ghoda have captivated many, there are a couple of literature events for kids, there are street performances, there are movies (some especially targeted towards kids), there are dance events, there are music concerts in the evening, etc. Here is a guide to the programs on Saturday and programs on Sunday at Kala Ghoda Festival.

          Please get your son along. It will be a great family outing.

          Warm regards.

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  14. Hi
    My daughter is 4 yrs old. Can I take her on the heritage bus tour?

  15. Hi

    I intend to attend few workshops / programmes at Museum gardens. May you please tell where this Museum Garden is? any landmark?
    Thank you
    Rohini

  16. hi mam how to come to the festival from diva sajhast a trin root

    • Take a Central railway train upto CST/VT.

      From CST ssk for directions. It is 1.5 km from the station. You can walk it up till Kala Ghoda.

      LANDMARKS near Kala Ghoda are Regal, Gateway of India, Museum, Bombay Stock Exchange, Oval Maidan, Mumbai University. Mumbai High Court.

  17. Is there any kind of entry fees or any other formalities to enter the Kala Ghoda Film Screenings?

  18. There’s no page showing the Literature at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012) schedule. How do we get it?

  19. Hi,

    could you please give details on Music and Concert at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (2012)?
    Link seems to be inactive. I have just heard that Vishal shekhar would be peforming??

  20. Hi,

    I have a couple of queries-

    I want to attend the music events held over the weekend in Cross Maidan and Aisatic Library, is there any registration procedure. If yes, then where and what?
    I am interested in the heritage Bus tour. Pls guide me with the registrations. Is it possible that I get myself registered on the spot on the day of the tour? (I am interested in Sunday and I live too far to come and buy tickets etc)
    What is the process for the registrations to attend the play held at NGMA next weekend?
    For all the food event, how do I register?
    Also, what other stalls do you have in the festival? Where will the stall be? Can we buy stuff?

    • All events are free and on a first come basis.

      For the Heritage Bus Tour, please visit Rhythm House (in the middle of Kala Ghoda) & register. The tour is on multiple days, so even if you miss out, you should be able to catch it on another day. For registration you may also want to write to the following:
      1] kgaf2012workshops@gmail.com
      2] krutigarg@gmail.com [Kruti Garg is the person who is conducting the tour]

      Since you stay far off, I suggest you make plans only after you receive a reply from the above mail-ids.

      Plays & Food are free & no registration is required.. NGMA is a small auditorium, so it gets filled up fast (especially on weekends). You may want to come 15 minutes before the start of the play.

      There are many stalls which will sell products. There are also stalls that are run by NGOs selling handicrafts and products made by their NGOs.

      Here are Tips on 2012 Kala Ghoda Festival.

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  22. hi madam.i m the photographer and the life member of photograpic society of india munbai.last year i was clicked some events in KG festivals and this year i like to click imp events in ur festivals.last year sonu nigam and sunidhi chauhan show was over-crowdwd and brilliant.but mam my complaint is that in this crowd it’s dangerous to handle” SLR CAMERAS”.is it any registration there to get entry in kg festival imps events ? and click tension free.and it’s my request to you. if want some snaps of kg festivals. i will definatelly give you my snaps without any charge or any mark of copyright cause last year kala ghodha given me lots.

    • Hi Mr Hadkar,

      Please send a mail to “mail@kalaghodaassociation.com” to check whether a press badge can be issued to you.

      Since this is a free event open to all, no special preference is assigned to anyone.

      Warm regards.

  23. Thanks for the detailed schedule of the 2012 festival.

    I have a few queries:

    1. Is registration required for the Food Events at the Kala Ghoda festival , which are being held at Hotel Apollo. If registration is mandatory, please inform me about the procedure.

    2. My daughter, who is 12 years of age, is greatly interested in architecture, especially in Victorian architecture, and is keen to attend the Historic walk on 6th Feb at 4.30 pm. She is also interested in the Stained glass walk on 7th Feb at 4.30 pm. Are teenagers allowed? If yes, what is the registeration process for these 2 events?

    Would be highly obliged if my queries are answered.

    Regards,
    Lata

    • Hi Lata,

      Thank you for visiting “Wonderful Mumbai“.

      1] I don’t think the Food Events require registration. The events that require registration are the Heritage Walks (some of them) and some of the Workshops (mainly on the weekends because of the crowd). You may want to contact “mail@kalaghodaassociation.com” or call on “+91-22-65055034? to confirm.

      2] For the walk on the 6th, please write to Kruti Garg at “KrutiGarg@gmail.com”. Kruti Garg is a conservation architect. She is also conducting a walk at the VT station at 10:00 am on Feb 4 (Sat) (repeat on Feb 11). This requires prior registration. VT is in the “Indo-Saracenic” school of architecture which is influenced by Gothic architecture. Your daughter may enjoy this.

      You may also want to write to “kgaf2012workshops@gmail.com” for registration.

      Warm regards.

  24. Respected Sir/Madam,
    Can you plz tell me procedure to register for event Street Photography by Breaking Rules 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm on 5 th Feb. Sunday
    Thanks.

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  26. I would like to know from where we could buy passes for the dance and music programs so that we can get good seats to view the performance rather than struggling to catch a glimpse from the steps behind. Would be obliged to get a reply at the earliest. Thank you!

  27. Hi
    Madam
    Whn will the stall booking star For 2013
    As I’ll b participating 1st time
    I wanted to book stall ths year also
    But I m very late
    But I dnt want to b late Fr 2013
    Waiting Fr ur reply
    N from should I fill the form

    • Hi Ms Bafna,

      For the 2012 festival, the last date for form was Dec 10, 2011. I guess for the 2013 Kala Ghoda Festival, the last date would be in early December. May I suggest that you visit the Kala Ghoda Association website in late October / early November for details.

      Warm regards.

  28. respected sir,
    i have a talent to design beads into beautiful jewellery and also it is all hand made , i know i am late , but is their is any chance to show case my talent .i humbly request you to give me a stall if possible . its my first time and i want to start from kala ghoda festival , where appreciation meets art .so do let me know .
    thanks
    regards shilpa srivastava.

    • Hi Mrs Srivastava,

      For stalls at Kala Ghoda 2012, the last date for application was Dec 10, 2011 and the date of the interviews was Dec 15, 2011.

      May I suggest that you send a mail to the Kala Ghoda Association on “mail@kalaghodaassociation.com” or call on “+91-22-65055034?. They may be able to hook you on with one of the stall owners.

      Regards.

  29. to kala ghoda association m sorry m late but i request u to provide me stall in this festival as i deal in lucknowi n pakistani collections….. plz i hp fr ur positive responce

    • Hi Ms Rizvi,

      For stalls at Kala Ghoda 2012, the last date for application was Dec 10, 2011 and the date of the interviews was Dec 15, 2011.

      May I suggest that you send a mail to the Kala Ghoda Association on “mail@kalaghodaassociation.com” or call on “+91-22-65055034?. They may be able to hook you on with one of the stall owners.

      Regards.

  30. I want to be a volunteer or a part of your organising or any team……so what is the criteria for dat….? Kindly Rply…

    • Hi Mr Sharma,

      Please get in touch with The Kala Ghoda Association on “mail@kalaghodaassociation.com” or call on “65055034?.

      They are looking for volunteers and would be very happy to take you on board.

      Regards.

  31. Hi Mr Nikale,

    Thank for visiting “http://wonderfulmumbai.com/”. Apologies for the delayed response.

    For stalls at Kala Ghoda 2012, the last date for application was Dec 10, 2011 and the date of the interviews was Dec 15, 2011.

    May I suggest that you send a mail to the Kala Ghoda Association on “mail@kalaghodaassociation.com” or call on “65055034?. They may be able to hook you on with one of the stall owners.

    Regards.

  32. I enjoied this Art Festival . My heartly request to get a stall to share my knowledge & Arts .

  33. Respected Sir,
    can i get a stall for Arts-Paintings & Pure Essential Oils of Aromatherapy.
    I Humbly requeat u Sir .
    Faithfully
    Vijayalaxmi

    • Hi Vijaya Laxmi,

      Thank you for visiting “Wonderful Mumbai“.

      For stalls at Kala Ghoda 2012, the last date for application was Dec 10, 2011 and the date of the interviews was Dec 15, 2011.

      May I suggest that you send a mail to the Kala Ghoda Association on “mail@kalaghodaassociation.com” or call on “65055034”. They may be able to hook you with one of the stall owners.

      Regards.

  34. We are importers and distributors of wine glasses from Austria under the name RIEDEL..W would like to know more about your wine tastings and how we could part of this festival.

    • Hi Mr Mukhey,

      Thank for visiting “http://wonderfulmumbai.com/”.

      For stalls at Kala Ghoda 2012, the last date for application was Dec 10, 2011 and the date of the interviews was Dec 15, 2011.

      May I suggest that you send a mail to the Kala Ghoda Association on “mail@kalaghodaassociation.com” or call on “65055034”. They may be able to hook you on with one of the stall owners.

      Regards.

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