Nottingham Mela Weekend

9 September 2017

New Art Exchange

A day of family activities, live music, dance, and craft/theatre workshops!

All Day
Desi Cuisine
Taste the flavours of South Asia at NAE Café Bar. The bar is open throughout.

9AM – 10AM
Mixed ability energising adult yoga session with live bansuri flute (limited mats available).

10:30AM – 12.00PM
Morning Raag: Achuthan Sripathmanathan
Beautiful immersive South Asian violin recital.

12:30PM – 5PM
Myth of Her
New folk electronica collaboration between Anne Eltard and Sarah Sayeed, with guest Damien Mahoney presenting the sounds of Scandinavia, Arabia and India in a contemporary style.

12:30PM – 1:15PM & 3:45PM – 4:30PM
Bhangra Tots
Bhangra and Bollywood dance for young children with interactive storytelling. Adults must stay with their children and of course join in the fun (places are limited - book tickets below).

Bhangra Tots

12.30PM – 2PM & 3PM – 4.30PM
Mehndi & Rangoli Workshop
Join Vina Ladwa for an exciting afternoon of South Asian family activities making patterns with henna and beautiful colourful rangoli on tiles.

1:45PM – 3:15PM
Mashi Theatre
Join Mashi Theatre to make your own crow from recycled materials and learn about the Tales of Birbal. An interactive
drama and puppet making workshop for children 6-11years. Children must be accompanied by an adult (places are limited - book tickets below).

Mashi Theatre

7PM – 9PM
Tongue Tied and Twisted
A fresh UK twist on traditional tales collected from South Asian elders. Live storytelling fused with a unique blend of Urban Hip Hop and classical South Asian sounds. Produced by Black Country Touring with Peter Chand.

Age range: 12+
Admission: £6/£4 concession
Booking Essential (see below)

Tongue Tied & Twisted

Ticket booking for Nottingham Mela, Saturday 9 September:

Nottingham Mela Saturday

Please note some individual events on the day are ticketed due to limited capacities (see above to book for these)

Please note that all our events have restricted capacity. To book you place please follow the 'book now' links (above) or contact New Art Exchange (0115 924 8630 or We recommend arriving 15 minutes before the event start time. We reserve the right to re-allocate unclaimed tickets after the event start time.

Image Credit: Pamela Raith


New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard
NG7 6BE, Uk


0115 924 8630


Opening Times

Mon: Closed

Tues -  Sat: 10:00 – 16:00

Sun: Closed

Closed Bank Holidays

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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