Water for all, All for Water

- September 22, 2023
| By : Ahona Sengupta |

The festival is the India edition of its international 'Art Creates Water Festival', popularly known as Millerntorgallery in Hamburg, Germany

The two-day event will have art exhibition, musical performances, talks and more

Artists and personalities from different walk of life will congregate for the cause of conservation of water in a two-day feast of art exhibition on October 6-7 at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.

Besides exhibition, there will be musical performances, dialogues and talks at the ‘Water for all, All for Water’ event organised by Viva con Agua & Welthungerhilfe India.

The festival is the India edition of its international ‘Art Creates Water Festival’, popularly known as Millerntorgallery in Hamburg, Germany.

It features musical virtuosos, dialogues with the likes of Dr Rajendra Singh, BBoying workshops, and the ‘Jal Jeevan’ art exhibition, among other exciting events, and is an invitation to all to be part of something truly exceptional that transcends boundaries and resonates with everyone.

“Water is life and connection is one key factor to get involved into change and be engaged for Water. The Water for all – All for Water Festival will be an amazing touchpoint to bridge gaps and build strong cooperation. I am excited that this event will take place in Delhi to inspire through creative ways of art and music” Carolin Stüdemann, Viva Con Agua CEO

Here is a look at what is in store:

Day 1

5:30 PM – Lamp lighting and Opening remarks by; HE Ambassador Dr. Philipp Ackermann, German Embassy, Nivedita Varshneya, Country Director, Welthungerhilfe India, Marla Stukenberg, Regional Director South Asia: Goethe-Institut, Sophie Mehner, Programme Directress, Viva con Agua ARTS gGmbH

6:00 PM – Music performance by: Megha Sriram Dalton, Renowned Folk and Bollywood Singer

6:10 PM – Dialogue: Youth Engagement in Water and Sanitation ‒ Challenges and Impact with Rajendra Singh (Ramon Magsaysay Awardee & Waterman of India), Sanjay Singh (Water Conservationist & Social Worker), Moderator: Yogesh Kumar, (Academician and Social Worker)

6:40 PM – Music performance by: MC Freezak & MC Akshay Tashan

6:50 PM – Dialogue: Innovation & Activism – How Young Leaders Are Changing WASH & Climate Realities in India with Snehal Verma (Director / Co-founder, NatureDot), Babita Rajpoot (Award Winning Community WASH Leader), Poornima Sukumar (Artist & Founder, Aravani Art Project), Prerna Prasad (Social Entrepreneur), Moderator: Mandakini Gahlot (Filmmaker)

7:30 PM – Art Exhibition: Opening of ʻJal Jeevanʼ Art Exhibition through Stories from Community Leaders

Day 2

10:00 AM – Art Exhibition: Jal Jeevan

11:00 AM – In conversation with Artist: Interactive Session with Mari Pavanelli, renowned Brazilian Visual Artist

11:00 AM – Dialogue: Towards a Sustainable Future – Changing Community Behaviour through Arts, Music & Sports with Sunayana Wadhawan (One Drop Foundation), Anpu Varkey (Renowned Indian Visual Artist), Aparna Lall (Project Lead, WASH Behaviour Change Programme, Welthungerhilfe & Viva con Agua)

12:00 PM – Art Workshop: Arts education NGO Artreachʼs Workshop with Children

12:00 PM – Theatre Performance: Duniya Sabki – A play facilitated by The Community Library Network & Aagaaz Theatre

2:00 PM – Performance: Poem, Stories & Stand-up Comedy: Voice for Change – Poetry, Stories & more by The Social House with Inder Sahani (Renowned Stand-Up Comedian), Manpreet Singh Mann (Poet & Storyteller), Sujata Mottha (Poetess & Storyteller), Paakhi (Poetess & Storyteller), Ravie Solanky, (Poet & Storyteller)

3:00 PM – Conversation with Artist: Interactive Session with Anpu Varkey, Renowned Indian Visual Artist

3:30 PM – Water in Books: Water Stories Read Aloud For & With Children by The Community Library Project and Aagaaz Theatre

4:00 PM – Puppetry: Puppetry Show for Water by Katkatha Puppet Trust

4:30 PM – Dialogue: Social Change & The Arts – Nurturing Collective Spaces, Critical Thinking and Finding Agency with Anurupa Roy (Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust), Ita Mehrotra (Artreach Trust), Mridula Koshy (The Community Library Network), Sanyukta Saha (Aagaaz Theatre Trust), Moderator: Mary Therese Kurkalang (KHUBLEI)

5:00 PM – Dance Workshop: Learn B-Boy Moves With Shivshakti

5:30 PM – Dance: B-Boy Dance By Shivshakti Group

6:00 PM – Folk Music: Megha Sriram Dalton, Renowned Folk and Bollywood Singer

6:30 PM – Music: Rap by MC Freezak & MC Akshay Tashan

7:00 PM – Music Closing: Rain Is Coming Musical Performance by Adity Veena (Ditty) & Keno Langbein Singers & Co-Founder Faraway Friends

Entry Open to all on first come first serve basis

When: October 6-7

Where: Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan