MELA 100

17 September 2013

Over the last 2 weekends NAE has been celebrating Mela Festival, a series of vibrant events inspired by Indian cinema and poetry. Thanks to everyone who came along- these are some of our highlights!


On Friday 6th September, Mela launched with a film screening of Pakeezah, projected in an art installation by Nadim Chaudry at Primary.

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MELA 100: Zoe Rahman, Idris Rahman and Sahana Bajpaie

On Saturday 7 September, Zoe Rahman (Mercury Award Nominee and MOBO award winner) performed with friends to celebrate the poetry and music of Rabindranath Tagore. NAE's talented graphic designers and lighting designers created a magical immersive visual space to compliment the music.

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Family Day

The following day there were family activities at New Art Exchange, providing something for everyone to enjoy. The day featured a DJ marathon, craft and rangoli workshops, face painting, henna, screening of  The Chaiya Chaiya project, Autorikshaw rides, South Asian culinary treats and regional films screening.

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

After the family day at NAE, crowds turned up at Chipperfield's big top on Forest Recreational Ground, where NAE had organised a screening of the classic Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. A magical setting for a fantastic film!

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