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Former Courtyard in Intramuros Is Now an Art Space

There's a free event on August 15.
IMAGE COURTESY OF LIKHA-AN
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With all the recent restoration efforts being carried out in Intramuros, going to the Walled City of Manila has become even more inspiring. We saw the opening of Museo de Intramuros in May, and we're looking forward to the launch of Maestranza Creative Quarter in 2020. A new cultural center—Likha-an: Lunduyan ng Tradisyonal na Sining at Kultura (Resource Center for Philippine Living Traditions)—is set to open today, August 15, with an all-day event starting at 10 a.m. It is free and open to the public.

Photo by COURTESY OF LIKHA-AN.
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Puerta Real Gardens was once a courtyard used by the nobility inside Intramuros.

Photo by COURTESY OF LIKHA-AN.

Located within the green space of Puerta Real Gardens along Gen. Luna Street, Likha-an is dedicated to promoting and preserving the Philippines' traditional arts through public events and engagements. Likha-an or likhaan means "a space for creation," and it couldn't be more apt for a venue that allows dialogue between local artists and the community. The new resource center features a reading room (Pag-aaral), a showroom and selling area (Pamilihan) that's open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., a garden area (Palabas) for performances, workshops and living spaces (Pahingahan) for visiting artists from the regions, and a roofdeck cafe (Kape at Kainan).

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The resource center displays information about Philippine arts and crafts. 

Photo by COURTESY OF LIKHA-AN.

The green space will be used for music, dance, and other performances. 

Photo by COURTESY OF LIKHA-AN.
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For opening day, the public will be treated to performances by TUGMA (Tugtugang Musika Asyatika), BLKD x Calix, Emar Industriya, DJ Nicko, Sama Dance Suite-Sama Dilaut, Handuwaran Rondalla, and Komedya ng Parañaque. There will also be demonstrations about traditional arts, such as taka (paper mache from Paete, Laguna) and panubok (embroidery by Panay-Bukidnon women).

Likha-an: Lunduyan ng Tradisyonal na Sining at Kultura opens on August 15. It is located inside Puerta Real Gardens, Gen. Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila. For more information, follow Likha-an at Intramuros on Facebook.

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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