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Oct 12, 2018-

What: Photo Kathmandu 2018

When: October 12 onwards 

Where: Patan 


Photo Kathmandu is an international photography festival that creates space for conversations between the city, its public, its past and its aspirations.  This year, the fest presents a curatorial framework that puts a spotlight on gender, power, identity, patriarchy, and sexuality. It is sensitive to the subtle and not so subtle ways in which the intersection of these structures affect not only the world we inhabit but also the ways in which we engage with it, and encourages conversations and explorations.


What:  Speed painters’ delight 

When: October 12, 13 

Where: Handmade Burger Restaurant 


Spend the weekend browsing through paintings completed under 25 minutes as part of the Art 25 speed painting exhibition that recently concluded. There are 37 paintings, made by children and adult artists, on display. You might be surprised at how canvases can come alive, with themes, in such a short time. ART 25 is an annual live painting competition that features thrilling rounds of fast colours and speedy hands working under pressure.



What: KTM Flea Market 

When: October 12-14

Where: Calm, Tangalwood 

KTM Flea is a three day fiesta where food, art, music, creativity and colours are celebrated. This festival pays tribute to ‘all creative minds and whimsical souls.’ The festival will see participation of artists and new and old businesses showcasing their talent, creativity, products and services. It might be a good place to hangout with your friends and family. Shop, explore, try different cuisines and drinks, and experience this unique event.



What: Khokana Sikali Jatra

When: October 15

Where: Khokana


Sikali Jatra is celebrated by a section of the Newar community living in Khokana. The festival is observed instead of Dashain by the villagers. The five-day long festival is dedicated to goddess Sikali, also known as ‘Ajima’. Masked dances following tantric rituals are performed by dancers, who represent 14 gods and goddesses, clad in colourful attires during the festival. A wooden chariot carrying the idol of goddess Rudrayani is pulled across the streets, to finally rest in front of the Shikali Temple. 

Published: 12-10-2018 08:25

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