Join us for a month of events and activities in Indonesia in October and November 2018. Where creative people from opposite sides of the globe collaborate; where music and art and technology fuse; where there are no limits to people’s creativity, regardless of disability.
UK/Indonesia 2016-18 is a three year programme that has been building new links between young creatives and build awareness of contemporary arts in two of the world’s most exciting countries.
This programme is culminating in a month long series of events this October and November. Read our stories and find out more below.
Performance artists Emma Frankland and Tamara Pertamina travelled through South Sulawesi, learning about Bissu culture, its traditions and rituals.
UK/ID Festival 2018 – Breaking Boundaries was subdivided into 8 main events within a full month from 11 October – 4 November 2018 at various venues.
Adin Hysteria shares his larger vision for Semarang following his second collaboration with Creative Black Country for UK/ID Festival.
London-based poet Sonority Turner waxes poetic on the power of words and music following her intense performance with Jakarta collective Paviliun Puisi at The Other Festival.
We caught up with UK electronica extraordinaire Lapalux prior to his spellbinding set at The Other Festival to talk about his unique approach to music.
Co-creator of bespoke sculptural instrument The Hive, Laurie Crombie, chats with us about the project’s origin, its future and mental health.
Learn more about one of The Other Festival’s main attractions, the mobile lab 2-Tak, from its co-creator Robbie Thomson.
Manchunian dance maverick Chris Massey visits UK/ID Festival for the second year running and talks about his ongoing collaboration with Indonesian duo Kimokal.
In its second year, CANdoDANCE continues to provide a safe haven for disabled dancers both from Indonesia and the UK to express themselves.
Jasmie and Arif from dance company KitaPoleng share their one-of-a-kind experience at Festival Bebas Batas.
We caught up with the dynamic Kunokini upon their return to Indonesia to rock the stage of UK/ID Festival, fresh off their Northern Ireland tour.
As part of UK/ID festival Curious Directive came to Indonesia to put on Frogman: a coming of age crime drama that combines virtual reality with live theatre. Whilst in Indonesia Jack Lowe, Artistic Director of Curious Directive ran workshops for people wanting to get into VR. We went along to get some tips!
For the finale of UK/ID Festival 2018 - Breaking Boundaries, British Council Indonesia alongside Double Deer and Tokopedia took over the Hotel Monopoli in Jakarta for three days.
We spent the day at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival speaking to Indonesian and UK authors - here are five Indonesian authors you should be reading now based on their recommendations.
Twelve Indonesian authors will be heading to London to represent Indonesian literature at The London Book Fair in March 2019.
Get to know better The Fish Police’s infectious brand of neurodiverse punk in this lively interview with the talented foursome from London.
Creative Black Country’s Liam Smyth and Adin Mbuh from Hysteria team up once again for this year’s UK/ID Festival to showcase 100 Masters of Semarang.
Find out how Ed Riman or Hilang Child embodies a UK/ID collaboration in its truest sense via this interview.
The Sean Sheila x Teatum Jones show at Jakarta Fashion Week marked a very important time in history.
UK/ID festival have collaborated with designers Sean Sheila and Teatum Jones to put on show at Jakarta Fashion week with a difference.
Read the discussion on the future of music journalism and industry with Chris Cooke (CMU), Gareth Main (The Quietus) and Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) from Archipelago Festival.
We talked to Troi ‘DJ Chinaman’ Lee about his music parties for deaf people and collaborating with Indonesian music collectives and DJs.
The showcase weekend was a celebration of brilliant art by disabled people. The festival comprised of visual art music, theatre, dance, films, talks, workshops and public intervention art.
Get into all the fun at the Kick-Off Gig of UK/ID Festival featuring rousing sets by Kunokini, Hilang Child and The Fish Police.