The third three-day Casa da Moeda festival began at Casa da Moeda, near Head Post Office in the city on Friday. The festival began with traditional brass band at 5.30 p.m. This was followed by talks by Miguel Mateus, noted Portuguese conservator and restorer, on heritage interpretation and his ongoing project of restoring the Santa Monica Convent in Old Goa, and Luis Dias who gave an audio-visual talk on the life and work of composer Franz Liszt.

On Saturday, the first Goa Reporter Walk will begin at 9.30 a.m. Please bring pen, paper/camera along. This fun walk (for all ages) will be led by a reputed journalist who will teach participants how to look at familiar places with the eye of a journalist. The evening sessions will begin at 6 p.m. and will include talks by noted environmentalist Rajendra Kerkar on “The Importance of the Western Ghat's to Goa's survival”, Mumbai-based architect Clement DeSylva on “The Migration of Goans to Mumbai” and Caetano Filipe Colaco to pay a tribute to Mickey Correa. On Sunday, horticulturist Miguel Braganza will lead a tree walk around the Post Office Square at 9 a.m. all event are free and open to public.

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