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Nottingham Arts Mela at NAE

1 Jan, 1970 at 12:00 am - 1 Sep, 2018 at 12:00 am

Join us at NAE for day four of Nottingham Mela 2018! We’ll be hosting free, family friendly events and activities all day, along with storytelling sessions, workshops and more.


Yoga and Music with Parmjit Sagoo and Waqas Choudhary on Bansuri Flute
9am – 10.15am
Parmjit has over 15 years’ experience as a drama, movement and theatre practitioner, passionate about using creativity and yoga to support wellbeing. Saturday morning sees a tranquil and fitting start to the day as Waqas Choudhary joins her with live Bansuri flute.

Jasdeep Singh Degun Sitar Recital
10.45am – 12.45pm
An active musician and sitar player, Jasdeep Singh Degun has performed internationally in many high-profile productions. He is fast establishing a name for himself as a rising star of the Indian classical and contemporary music scenes.

Fun Printmaking With Resident Designers
1pm – 3pm

Story Teller, Peter Chand Presents Henna Stories – with Special Henna Painting Before the Event
5pm – 6.45pm (including interval)
Peter Chand has been storytelling since 1999, and has entertained audiences all over Britain and further with his tales from the Indian subcontinent. His story, Henna promises to delight audiences on Saturday afternoon.


Tabla: Dalbir Rattan Singh with the School of Rhythm
1pm – 1.20pm & 4.30pm – 4.50pm
Dalbir Singh Rattan school of Tabla is the best of the up and coming talent in the Midlands. Dalbir himself is a highly regarded and popular music teacher.

Adara, Saran & Aikam
1.30pm – 1.45pm & 3pm – 3.30pm
Young talent from the region showcase music created with the guidance of professional musicians such as Jasmine Rodgers

Vince Gould: Spoken Word and Acoustic Guitar
2.10pm – 2.30pm & 4.55pm – 5.15pm
Spoken word poet, theatre performer and song writer explores the inner ‘urban junglee’ (wild man of the city) bending time and flipping ideas of equality and inequality that haunt our society.

Apasra Present: Kathak Dance Pop Up Performance in Collaboration with Manushi Dance


Sounds of South Asia
Interactive activity area for all ages – ancient classical instruments meet contemporary sounds with artists Aziz Ibrahim and Johnny Jay
Plus: Face painting, mehndi, pop-up performances, special Café menus featuring global and Indian cuisine, and ice creams as local business Yumi joins us.


11.30am – 5pm
Henna, Diva Making and Rangoli Workshop
Vina Ladwa fills the space with activity throughout the afternoon. Make a diva candle, create beautiful patters inspired by South Asia, or have your hand delicately painted with henna.
Special feature: UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature pop up Library, 30 key South Asian literature books over 30 years.


All Day Exhibitions

All Ages


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