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Stories from Goa Festival

10th to 13th November 2022

Stories from Goa is a celebration of Goa’s heritage, art, music and cuisine told through stories, and brought to you by subject experts.

 

This 4- Day interactive festival is a collection of bespoke experiences that showcases Goa through different lenses. Goa is a melting pot of diverse cultural influences and through the Stories From Goa we will unravel the various facets of history presented through heritage walks, museum tours, interactive film screening, academic talks, music, art appreciation and gourmet Goan meals.

A diverse range of experiences

Experience Panjim’s colourful neighbourhoods with knowledgeable local storytellers from Make It Happen

Heritage Walks

Experience Panjim’s colourful neighbourhoods with knowledgeable local storytellers from Make It Happen
A musical experience that brings together the Fado and Mando music featuring Sonia Shirsat, India’s famed Fadista and an ensemble of some of Goa’s finest musicians.

Music Soiree

A musical experience that brings together the Fado and Mando music featuring Sonia Shirsat, India’s famed Fadista and an ensemble of some of Goa’s finest musicians.
A bespoke evening at a 213 years old mansion, for the book launch of Stories From Goan Houses authored by Heta Pandit

Book Launch

A bespoke evening at a 213 years old mansion, for the book launch of Stories From Goan Houses authored by Heta Pandit
Get introduced to some traditional Goan cuisine prepared by home chefs.

Gourmet Meals

Get introduced to some traditional Goan cuisine prepared by home chefs.
Screening of Guardian Spirits of Goa, a unique recital about the worship of protector spirits in Goa.

Interactive Film

Screening of Guardian Spirits of Goa, a unique recital about the worship of protector spirits in Goa.
Experience Goa’s unique art collections from 16th century Christian art to contemporary concept art by expert curators.

Museum Tours

Experience Goa’s unique art collections from 16th century Christian art to contemporary concept art by expert curators.
Insightful and interactive sessions by subject experts on Goa’s unique soil art KAAVI, Goa's only weaving tradition KUNBI SARI, Goan folklore and Christian art.

Academic Talks

Insightful and interactive sessions by subject experts on Goa’s unique soil art KAAVI, Goa’s only weaving tradition KUNBI SARI, Goan folklore and Christian art.
Cruise through Goa’s tranquil backwaters to understand river ecology and life along the Mandovi river narrated by an expert.

Backwater Cruise

Cruise through Goa’s tranquil backwaters to understand river ecology and life along the Mandovi river narrated by an expert.

Spread across iconic venues

The Museum of Christian Art (MoCA) is located on the picturesque Holy Hill in Old Goa within the 17th century Convent of Santa Monica. Recognised globally as a perfect symbiosis of two cultural manifestations, Indian and European, the art objects at MoCA are known for their antiquity and distinct Indo-Portuguese influences.

The Museum of Christian Art (MoCA)

The Museum of Christian Art (MoCA) is located on the picturesque Holy Hill in Old Goa within the 17th century Convent of Santa Monica. Recognised globally as a perfect symbiosis of two cultural manifestations, Indian and European, the art objects at MoCA are known for their antiquity and distinct Indo-Portuguese influences.
Gitanjali Gallery located in a cultural space, offering an alternative art studio, a cafe and a conference / workshop venue.

Gallery Gitanjali

Gitanjali Gallery located in a cultural space, offering an alternative art studio, a cafe and a conference / workshop venue.
Fundação Oriente is a Portuguese private institution which was founded in 1988, with the main purpose of carrying out and supporting cultural, educational, artistic and other social initiatives.

Fundação Oriente

Fundação Oriente is a Portuguese private institution which was founded in 1988, with the main purpose of carrying out and supporting cultural, educational, artistic and other social initiatives.
Built in 1590, the Figueiredo Mansion pre-dates the Taj Mahal by decades. It was designed by Jesuit priests from nearby Rachol Seminary to accommodate a newly-converted Goan family - the Podiars, who took the name Figueiredo. The house's sumptuous interior stands in studied contrast to the natural beauty of the paddy fields and coconut trees that surround it.

The Figueiredo Mansion

Built in 1590, the Figueiredo Mansion pre-dates the Taj Mahal by decades. It was designed by Jesuit priests from nearby Rachol Seminary to accommodate a newly-converted Goan family – the Podiars, who took the name Figueiredo. The house’s sumptuous interior stands in studied contrast to the natural beauty of the paddy fields and coconut trees that surround it.

Meet the speakers

Stay in a heritage hotel

WelcomHeritage Panjim Inn

Located centrally in the Latin Quarter of Fontainhas, The Panjim Inn, is Goa’s First and only Classified Heritage Hotel. The 130 year old Family Mansion, is an ancestral home of Ajit Sukhija, his son Jack Ajit Sukhija and daughter Gitanjali Sukhija. The house was built around 1880 by Francis Assis’s de Silviera, Ajit Sukhija’s maternal great grandfather.

Festival itinerary

10th to 13th November 2022

Day 0: Arrival and Check into Panjim Inn Heritage hotel

    • 10:00 AM – Fontainhas Heritage Walk by Make It Happen
      Experience a taste of Goa’s Portuguese past with this heritage walk around the charming Old Latin Quarter in Panjim by Amreen Shaikh from Make It Happen
    • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Talk at Fundacao Oriente
      A talk about the Foundation, its inception, mission and about the Trindade Collection and other exhibitions by Indian and Portuguese artists.
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Tickets & Access

  • 10:30 AM- Fontainhas Heritage Walk with talk at Fundacao Oriente.
    Experience a taste of Goa’s Portuguese past with this heritage walk led by Amreen Shaikh from Make it Happen around the charming Old Latin Quarter in Panjim followed by a talk at Fundacao Oriente on art works of Antonio Xavier Trindade presented by Dr. Fatima Gracias.

    Duration: 2.5 Hours

    Cost: INR 1000 Per Person

    Inclusions:

    • Experience led by a bright historian.
    • Tasting of traditional Goan sweets & a refreshing beverage.
    • Visit Indo-Portuguese heritage structures and establishments.
    • Meeting with a renowned Goan Musician.
    • Exclusive access to an Art Gallery and a presentation about the artist and the art works by a renowned author.

    Exclusions:

    • Services that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

    • Transfers to the venue.

    • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions

Curated by

Stories from Goa Festival

Make It Happen is an experiential travel company which specializes in designing and curating unique experiences that champion local cultures and help travellers connect with local communities in a more meaningful way. Ever since the company was founded in 2011, founder Maria Victor and co-founder Murali Shankaran have built on their initial vision to celebrate local heritage, foster collaboration, nurture local talent and promote intercultural harmony.

Festival Partners

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General information

    • Accommodation
    • Airport Transfers.
    • Extended stays that are not included in the itinerary.
    • Additional Meals that are not included in the itinerary.
    • Services that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Additional transfers that are not part of the itinerary.
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