Shillong, October 16: The 18 Degrees Festival, under the theme “Converge, Create, Experience and Coalesce”, multifaceted festival of Art, Culture and Music organised under the aegis of Arts and Culture Department, Government of Meghalaya started today at U Soso Tham Auditorium premises, Shillong. The inaugural function was graced by the Meghalaya Arts and Culture Minister, RV Lyngdoh as the chief guest.
Addressing the gathering, Lyngdoh said that the Festival will be a platform for the youth to showcase their talents and share their experiences. Stating that arts and music brings unity and national integration, he hoped that the festival shall bring the youth of the state together on one platform and help them to further enhance their abilities and skills.
Director, Arts and Culture, MW Nongbri and author Mukul Deva also spoke at the inaugural function.
The six day Festival which will be held till October 21 will feature various activities like Arts & Cultural programmes, Short Film Contest and Workshop, Cosplay, Photography workshop and exhibition, Literature Fest and Writing Workshop with author Mukul Deva, Guitar Fest and Live Music, B-Boying and Popping Battle (Solo), Beatbox Battle, BMX and Skateboarding Show, Freestyle Motorcycling Show among others.