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The Goa Open Arts festival will be held from February 13 till February 16 at Don Joao Lawns and Heritage House, Nagoa. This programme will include visual art exhibitions, art performances, music, dance, spoken word, poetry, workshops, food and drink. Details: www.goaopenarts.com  

The fifth edition of Difficult Dialogues will be held from February 14 to February 16 at the International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. The conference will see leading experts, policymakers, politicians, lawyers, judges and academicians gather to discuss the state of law. The conference is organised in partnership with the University of Oxford (UK), the Bar Association of India, Centre for Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University, OP Jindal Global University, PLAN India, PHIA, International Centre Goa, Goa University and VM Salgaocar College of Law. Details: www.difficultdialogues.in

This Valentine’s day, gift an experience to your cherished ones. Situated inverse Old Goa, this is the second-biggest possessed island of Goa out of the seven islands. Divar Island will most likely charm you with its qualities. Witness time easing back down right now island arranged only a couple of miles from the capital city of Panaji. Ride through patches of fields, mangroves, places of worship, sanctuary destinations, and delightful houses. In the wake of submerging yourself in a concealed side of North Goa, appreciate a tidbit break at an Indo-Portuguese legacy home. The pretty areas and local people of Divar will lure each one of those searching for immaculate unblemished excellence. Meeting point for the same is Old Goa residency. February 15 and February 16, 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Divar Island Details: 8669600373 / info@blive.co.in (Exact location not featured)

Thinkering Goa is organising a woodworking workshop with Merwyn on February 15 and February 16 at Thinkering, Goa. Merwyn is a woodworker from Mumbai who will be demonstrating new ideas and tricks. Details: 9820745088 Timing: 10 am to 5 pm

Folk Living is organising another edition of ‘Folk Village’ that offers an authentic experience at Kuskem. Trail back to the roots and discover this village popular for its exotic waterfall followed by a visit to the homes of its warm loving people to explore their food, music and lifestyle. Folk living follows the concept of ‘Live, learn and give’ – which is live the experience, learn about their music, art and craft and give back to the community which hosts you. Transport is available from Panaji bus stand at 7:30 a.m., Vasco Railway Station at 7:30 a.m., Verna Titan Junction at 8 a.m. and Margao bus stand at 8:30 a.m. Fee: `1499 February 16 Details: 8007293858 / 9049733831 / folklivingin@gmail.com

Goa Ramblers is organising an ocean soiree hiking trail starting from Cabo-de-Rama fort on February 16, 7 a.m. Transport will be available from the multilevel parking, Patto, Panaji. Fee: `1200. Details: 9158596115/ 9850184388

Soul Travelling will organise a trail through the island of Divar on February 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transport for the same is available at Margao and Panaji. Details: www.soultravelling.in

Aldona speaks to us through its folktales. Explore this beautiful village with Soul Travelling and Cecil Pinto and uncover some interesting stories, one of how a celebrated educationist was honoured with a statue in the centre of the village square, the Sao Tome church built-in 1596 CE on a plateau next to Mapusa River, the Bridges of Aldona and the Corjuem Fort. A visit to a prominent house in the village is also a part of the trail. Transport is available from Margao and Panaji. February 16, 9 a.m. Details: 7378301863 (Kindly get the exact location from the given contact number)

Sahapedia in collaboration with InterGlobe Foundation is organising the third edition of the ‘India Heritage Walk Festival’. A museum walk and interactive session at the Houses of Goa Museum conducted by Lina Vincent will be held on February 16 –  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Details: www.indiaheritagewalks.org/festival

The Sea has always inspired humanity. It covers 70 per cent of the earth’s surface. an art exhibition titled, ‘See The Sea,’ is aimed at remembering the wonder the sea is to us, and to our friends and relatives who toil on the sea waters. Seven artists come together to exhibit their blend of colours. Each of them with their peculiar style display series of paintings and their rumination on the sea. The exhibition curated by Fr Carlos Luis will have artworks by Fr Peter Mendes, Fr Lodovico Godinho, Uzma Khan, Avril Vaz, S C Jashmi, Kelly Noronha, and Isaac Hussain on display till February 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 16, 4:30 p.m. Pallotti Home, Chicalim Details: 8975042276