Contemporary cities have only two choices, either they develop to keep pace with the changing global scenario or they resist the idea of transformation & stagnate.
Festive spirits greatly influence on people’s perception of a city. Festivals boost the process of assimilation, and hence contribute towards rebirth of non-mainstream urban identity. Thus creating a melting pot of various subcultures.
“METROPOLIS” has become the most common acronym, notifying the festive spirit of the city with the overwhelming participation of people in 2013.
• Guwahati’s answer to National & International “Urban Festivals”
• The region’s showcase of best creative talents.
• An alternative mean of Mass Entertainment.
• Networking Ground for the creative fraternity & professionals.
• 500+ thrilling acts for three days.
• More than 1000+ artist from all over the world.
• A magnitude of over 2 lac. global reach out.
In terms of quality of work, innovation of vision, and scale and breadth of program, Metropolies is one of the major multi-art & culture festivals of Northeast India, Metropolies 2014 : Urban Winter Festival started 11th January 2014 at Shraddhanjali Kanan Park, Guwahati which ended up with a blast on Sunday, 12th Jan, 2014
This event brought together over 1,000 artists from across the globe which consist musicians, photographers, painters, filmmakers, craftsmen, folk artists, cyclists, bullet riders, ethnic cuisines, tour promoters and many more. The festival also featured colourful live installations by layout & experimental artists, painting & photography exhibition by promising artistes & photographers, adventure & alternate sports, bullet ride, gaming, live performance by folk rock bands like East India Company, fashion shows, cartoon and literary workshops, interactive sessions, organic food and more.
This second edition of Metropolis was organized under the aegis of District Administration (Kamrup Metro) and Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. Now METROPOLIS has become one of the largest and happiest urban festivals in Northeast India.
Photo Credit : Metropolies Facebook Page