Gayatri is the proud venue of three different monthly book clubs and we organise other special events too.
Ubud Book Club takes place on the last Saturday of each month from 1 to 2.30 pm. It is hosted by Bagus Ari Saputra. If you want to come to the next one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
Baltasaarin kirjakerho is a Finnish language book club. It meets on the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 2.30 pm. If you want to come to the next meeting, please email email@example.com to let us know that you are coming.
Bedah Buku Ubud is an Indonesian language book club. It meets on the third Saturday of each month from 1 to 2.30 pm. We want to be part of the creation of a reading culture in Indonesia. Authors featured thus far include Eka Kurniawan, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and Leila S. Chudori.
On 24 December, we host our annual Christmas Party.
On 6 December, we host our annual Finnish Independence Day Party.
On 17 August, we host our annual Indonesian Independence Day Party.
Saturday 26 May 2018, 1 to 2.30 pm. Ubud Book Club. This is our original English language book club. Everyone is welcome, and there will be cake and tea. Just make sure you read the book first. The book chosen for May's meeting is A Maggot by John Fowles.
Saturday 9 June 2018, 1 to 2.30 pm. Baltasaarin kirjakerho (Finnish language book club). Our Finnish book club takes a decidedly academic twist this June, as the book chosen is Elämä: Tutkimus José Ortega y Gassetin filosofiasta. It is the book version of the PhD thesis in theoretical philosophy by the Finnish academic Pekka Lempiäinen. José Ortega y Gasset was a Spanish philosopher and intellectual who lived from 1883 to 1955. The writer looks how the philosopher's thoughts changed over time and the implications of his conclusions. The work has a wide scope and includes, among other things, discussions about history, art, technology, religion, and morality. Thus the title, Elämä (Life).
Saturday 16 June 2018, 1 to 2.30 pm. Bedah Buku Ubud (book club in Bahasa Indonesia). It is with great excitement that we are able to announce that the book for the next edition of Bedah Buku Ubud will be critically acclaimned 2012 novel by Laksmi Pamuntjak, Amba. It is a modern re-imagining of the love story between Amba and Bhisma from the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata, set during the political turmoil in Indonesia in the mid-1960s. This is a meeting truly not to be missed!
Friday 17 August 2018, 5 to 10 pm. Indonesian Independence Day Party. Come to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of Indonesia's proclamation of independence by attending our all-out, no-holds-barred party, where we will have a huge, multicoloured, and varied Indonesian buffet, a speech about the significance of this particular independence day, and the screening of an Indonesian film with English subtitles. If you are in Indonesia for this independence day, Gayatri is where you should spend it!
Saturday 12 May 2018, 1 to 2.30 pm. Baltasaarin kirjakerho (Finnish language book club). The book chosen for this month's meeting was Ihon Aika by Anja Kauranen.
Saturday 19 May 2018, 1 to 2.30 pm. Bedah Buku Ubud (book club in Bahasa Indonesia). The book for this meeting was Dari Ngalian Ke Sendowo by Nh. Dini.