Ideas, discussions and more at the Liberty and Light Festival of Goa

The 3-day Liberty and Light Festival of Goa, which begins on Saturday, May 28, 2022, is a festival of ideas, showcasing some of the finest talent in Goa and their thoughts on life in a changed world
Ideas, discussions and more at the Liberty and Light Festival of Goa
(L-R): Catch Saxophonist Braz Gonsalves, Chef Avinash Martins, award-winning author Damodar Mauzo and singer Sonia Shirsat at the first Liberty and Light Festival of Goa Gomantak Times

The 1st Liberty and Light festival of Goa (LLFG) opens on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Maquinez Palace, Panjim. The three-day people’s festival of ideas will see leading authors, culinary experts, intellectuals, entrepreneurs and musicians discuss the future of all our endeavours in an extraordinarily changed world.

The festival has been inspired by the great Goan polymath, Francisco Luis Gomes, and will include performance evenings with Sonia Shirsat, pop-rock star from Meghalaya Lou Majaw, The Braz Gonsalves Quintet, Daniel Fernandes, Dule Rocker, Akhu Chingbangam of Imphal Talkies, Omkar Rege, The Mustard Seed Art Company and more.

There is no entry fee for the events.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

Exclusive Book Launches:

  • The Wait and Other Stories (translated by Xavier Cota) by Jnanpith Award winner Damodar Mauzo

  • Inquilab Zindabad: A Graphic Biography of Bhagat Singh by Ikroop Sandhu

  • A Full Circle by Namrita Bachchan

  • Trailblazers: Some Goan Women Achievers by Fatima da Silva Gracias

  • The long-awaited Goa debut of Bombay Balchão by Jane Borges

Made in Goa: Conversations with innovators Ayaz Basrai, Desmondji, Edible Archives, Buland Shukla, Chef Avinash Martins, Deelip Menezes, Rahool Pai Panandiker, David de Souza and Benhail Antao.

Launchpad Goa: Conversations curated by build3 to examine the future of work-from-home destinations, featuring founders like Pranay Gupta (91springboard), Sahil Barua (Delhivery), Vaibhav Chhabra (Maker’s Asylum), Sandeep Mukherjee (BLive), Ryan Prazeres (One board) and Ashwyn Barreto (That Lifestyle Coach).

SCHEDULE (DAY ONE): Saturday, May 28, 2022

9 am: Panjim Market Walk with Chef Avinash Martins and Chef Thomas Zacharias

10 am: Liberty & Light inauguration at Maquinez Palace

10.30 am: Chef Avinash Martins: Local Heart, Global Soul (in conversation with Mini Ribeiro)

11 am - 11.40 am: Launchpad Goa: Having Made The Shift: Sahil Barua (Delhivery) and Vaibhav Chhabra (Maker's Asylum) in conversation with Pranay Gupta (91springboard)

11.45 am - 12.20 pm: Rahool Pai Panandikar: From Margao to MD and Partner, BCG India

12.25 pm - 1 pm: Moca Book Launch with Heta Pandit and Natasha da Costa Fernandes

1.05 pm - 1.50 pm: Poetry Reading by Meena Kandasamy, Salil Chaturvedi, Chandramohan S and Ramesh Ghadi

1.55 pm - 2.25 pm: Made In Goa: Edible Archives in conversation with Vikram Doctor

2.30 pm - 3 pm: Made In Goa: Ralph Prazeres in conversation with Shraddha Uchil

3.05 pm - 3.55 pm: View From Moira with David de Souza

4 pm: Damodar Mauzo Book Launch with Arvind Bhatikar, Prashanti Talpankar and Jerry Pinto

6 pm: The Mustard Seed Art Company

6.30 pm: Impana Kulkarni: Prayer for the Community

07.00 pm: Omkar Rege: Portuguese Saala

07.30 pm: Madragoa: Sonia Shirsat and group (Uma Noite de fado e Mando)

(L-R): Catch Saxophonist Braz Gonsalves, Chef Avinash Martins, award-winning author Damodar Mauzo and singer Sonia Shirsat at the first Liberty and Light Festival of Goa
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