Porlwi by Light is a festival of contemporary culture combining performance, street art, plastic and digital arts, culinary arts and of course music. In 2016, 200 local artists and some 50 international artists participated in the festival, which stretched over a 50,000 m2 pedestrian area in the heart of the Mauritian capital, Port Louis. Like Each year, the Porlwi Collective explores a new theme. After “Light” in 2015 and “People” in 2016, the theme of the festival in 2017 will be “Nature”. The ambition of the Collectif in 2017 is to bring the public, through artistic creation and cultural action, to realize the importance of green space in urban life and the protection of the environment.

The third edition of Porlwi by Nature will be held from 29 November to 3 December. The committee is calling for participation for restaurants and cooking actors in Mauritius, but also for the street food component. The latter will have to propose flavors and creations that take into account the theme of the festival, namely nature. The choice is vast and the dishes can be declined by vegetables of the season, the soil, organic or respecting the agriculture reasoned. A list of organic producers is available at the Porlwi Collective. Restorers can also be in line with the theme using reusable or compostable containers and the use of polystyrene is prohibited.

Participants must register between 16 and 27 October at 00:00 to register via https://porlwi.typeform.com/to/MpuQRz The list of those selected will be published on 3 November. A workshop on food security will also be organized on 13 November. Restaurant owners will have to go there to validate their participation in the festival. The organizing committee offers different stand formats, limited in number, with prices varying between Rs 20,000 and Rs 25,000.

The festival will be lasting for 5 days this year, from the 29th November to the 3rd December, from 7 pm to midnight. It should be noted that Porlwi by Nature forms part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the independence of Mauritius.