Art and heritage festival celebrates life in Yangon

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Organized by the British Embassy, the “My Yangon My Home” art and heritage festival will take place at a range of venues in the city in March.
The main aims of the festival are to promote public interest in community arts, as well as to explore the everyday life of the city, the organizer said.
The fair will run 1 to 22 March and will be open to the public free of charge. Works will be exhibited in various locations around downtown Yangon, with more than ten art galleries taking part.
The event covers more than ten satellite projects including the “Circular Train’ urban installation; ‘Mohinga’ street food narratives and history; ‘La Casa,’ an exhibit of contemporary art in domestic spaces; and ‘Downtown Short Stories’ from cartoon artists.
“This is the first ever festival and it brings together diverse communities to share experiences through public arts,” said the organizer.
The festival also includes a traditional Myanmar puppet show, a photo competition called “Inside my home” and an urban interactive installation dubbed “Planetarium.”
About 200 Myanmar artists will share their works with Yangon residents through participatory art workshops.—GNLM

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