Nottingham Arts Mela: Arboretum

8 September 2019, 11.30am - 6pm


The sizzling scent of jalebis, samosa and chaat fills this beautiful botanical garden on Sunday.

With craft and fashion stalls, live performances, poetry, arts workshops, as well as yoga in our well-being tent, vibrant dance and music will entertain and delight all afternoon. The line-up showcases the very best of local and international talent, including Aziz Ibrahim, Kefaya, Mashi Theatre, Manushi, Harjinder Matharu and Biant Singh's drumming circle to name a few.

Come rain or shine, we will be there to celebrate, participate and enjoy.

What's on when?

Music on the bandstand compered by Harjinder Matharu...

11.30am - 12.15pm Drumming Circle and Sitar Blessings with Harjinder Singh Matahru, Qasim & Jaffar Shah and Biant Singh ft NAAC Dhol Drummers

12.30pm - 1pm Qasim Shah & Jaffar Shah - Haunting Indian classical vocals with sitar and tabla

1.45pm - 2.30pm Aziz Ibrahim (formerly with Stone Roses) and friends present Project 72

3.15pm - 4.30pm Kefaya Ft Deepa Rasiya

5.15pm - 6pm The UK Bhangra Queen

12pm - 4.30pm Dance Tent compered by Jay Pollit

12pm - Manushi Dance, Classical kathak

1pm - BHUMIKA, Bollywood and Giddha

1.20pm - ANKITA SETHI, Kathak dance

2.30pm - BHANGRA TOTS, Family fun with Bhangra

4.30pm – Shiamak Dance - Participative workshop

5pm - NACHDA SANSAAR, World champion Bhangra

And elsewhere in the park...

11.30am - 6pm A session of well-being with creative artists featuring yoga and storytelling in the well-being tent. Including, Mashi Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse all afternoon with story-telling and Parmjit Sagoo all afternoon with yoga.

12pm - 5pm Poetry corner with Kavya Raang ft Panya Banjoko returning from her residency at Jaipur Literature Festival earlier this year

12pm - 5.30pm Real Creative Futures tent with NAE's creative development initiative supporting creative industries to provide a space for audiences and future creative entrepreneurs to test and try new skills focusing on digital technologies

Throughout the day there will be a special performance from international dance star Wahab Shah. Woven around the concept of oneness and equality this Sufi performance aims at solidifying the belief that art, like human experience, is universal.

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There will also be South Asian games, Rangoli workshops and food and craft stalls!


All are welcome


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39-41 Gregory Boulevard
NG7 6BE, Uk


0115 924 8630


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Tues -  Sat: 10:00 – 16:00

Sun: Closed

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We would like to acknowledge the financial support new art exchange has received from our funders and partners.

Supported by

Logos for; Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council

Capital funders

Logos for; Nottingham City Council, East Midlands Development Agency, Neighbourhood Development Company, European Regional Development Fund, Greater Nottingham Partnership, Arts Council England