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.
There will also be South Asian games, Rangoli workshops and food and craft stalls!
All are welcome