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 Ruby & Tariq - Geet, Ghazal and Punjabi folk songs

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

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

12pm - 4.30pm Dance Tent compered by Jay Pollit

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

There will also be South Asain 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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Sat: 10:00 – 17:00

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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