Nottingham Mela Weekend
10 September 2017
On Sunday, Mela continues in the open air, in the majestic landscaped grounds of Nottingham Castle. To coincide with National Heritage Open Days, the historic site will be filled with a colourful range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including: a dance programme, a line-up of live music performances, street-food stalls, art and craft workshops for children and much more!
Age Range: ALL ARE WELCOME
Book Tickets Below
11:30AM – 12PM
Dhol drummer Harjinder Matharu leads a procession into the grounds with young people from NAAC School of Music & Dance.
12PM - 12:45PM
Waqas Choudhary & Guests
This Bansuri flute talent is joined on stage with an eclectic mix of artists.
1.30PM – 2.15PM
International percussionist, producer and multi-instrumentalist composer.
3PM – 3.45PM
Britain's leading Indo-Jazz Saxophonist and band.
4.40PM – 5.25PM
Crowned "Princess of Bhangra" and daughter of UK's Godfather of Bhangra, Channi Singh.
12PM – 1.30PM
Shakti Academy & Manushi Dance Company
From Bollywood and bhangra to kathak, our youngest dancers bless the festival followed by more experienced performers as these two companies join forces!
12:45PM, 1:45PM & 2:45PM
Parmjit Sagoo leads this session suitable for all ages (limited mats available).
2:15PM – 3PM
Join Biant Singh to celebrate the spirit of Mela through rhythm, accompanid by sarod.
3.45PM – 4.15PM
Pooja Kale (Shiamak)
Lively Bollywood dance.
4.20PM – 4.40PM
Ankh Dance Company
The beauty and elegance of kathak dance.
Dancer and choregrapher, Jay animates the stage and introduces the action!
12PM & 1.30PM
Kavya Rang present readings of multi-lingual poetry by local writers and poets.
Jaipur Literature Festival Call Out Launch
In partnership with NAE and UNESCO City of Literature, Jaipur Literature festival launches an open call for emerging writers for a residency in Jaipur.
12PM – 5PM
Real Creative Futures Family Fun
Make South Asian musical instruments and explore sound sculptures with two RCF artists.
12PM – 5.30PM
Family Craft Activity
Join Samiah Haleem for this drop in activity for families.
In the Castle
2.15PM – 3.45PM
A classical recital on sitar and tabla by Surmeet and Upneet Singh Dhadyalla.
Please note that all our events have restricted capacity. To book you place please follow the bookable links (above) or contact New Art Exchange (0115 924 email@example.com) We recommend arriving 15 minutes before the event start time. We reserve the right to re-allocate unclaimed tickets after the event start time.