Gender Unboxed is a multiarts festival by artists from marginalised genders who curate and create content that promotes gender fluidity while developing a bias-free, safe and interdisciplinary collaborative art environment. The events include art and photography exhibitions, documentary and feature film screenings, music concerts, poetry recitals, theatre performances and workshops.
Drag performer Glorious Luna, singer Ragini Rainu and actors Mansi Multani, Nishank Verma and Sapan Saran are among those who have been part of previous editions. The inaugural edition of Gender Unboxed was held in 2019, after which an online instalment was staged in 2020 and a year-long series of digital events was conducted in 2021.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Mumbai
1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai metropolitan area. It is situated about 30 km from the main Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station. The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1, or the domestic terminal, was the old airport referred to as Santa Cruz Airport, and some locals still use this name. Terminal 2, or the international terminal, replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai from most major cities in India and across the world. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.
2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains of note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto and Konkan Kanya Express.
3. By Road: Mumbai is well connected with national highways and expressways. Visiting by bus is economical for individual tourists. Government-run and private buses operate daily services. Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.
- Food stalls
- Gendered toilets
- Sign-language interpreters
- Unisex toilets
- Wheelchair access
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Summer clothes to beat the humidity in Mumbai.
2. Sandals, flip flops, sneakers — ensure your feet are summer-ready too.
3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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