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Nottingham Arts Mela Family Day

1 Jan, 1970 at 12:00 am - 2 Sep, 2018 at 12:00 am

The family fun finale of Nottingham Mela takes place at the beautiful Arboretum Park for a day of celebrations and family-friendly fun.

There will be South Asian street food, mehndi, dance workshops, craft stalls, creative activities for all ages as well as live music and dance performances across the two stages. Plus, a funfair for the little ones.


Harjinder Matharu and Students: Dhol Sounts
12.30pm – 12.45pm

Biant Singh – Drumming Circle: Performance and Interactive with Audience
12.45pm – 1.15pm

Deepa Rasiya: Sufi Sounds
2pm – 2.45pm

Soumik Datta – Sounds of Brazil and India
3.30pm – 4.30pm

DCS Shin: 80’s Bhangra Music in 2018
5.15pm – 6.15pm


Bhangra Tots: Family Engagement through Bhangra Dance
1.15pm – 1.35pm & 2.45pm – 3.05pm

Manushi Dance: Classical Kathak Dance
1.40pm – 2pm & 3.10pm – 3.30pm

Leena Patel and Troupe: Contemporary Bollywood
4.30pm – 4.45pm

Kim Bormann: Closing Ceremony
5pm – 5.15pm


Throughout the afternoon you will find food and craft stalls, a children’s fairground, face-painting and mehndi, carom board games, Rangoli workshops and artwork and lots of activities for families and young people.


From lively Bollywood Zumba to yoga, puppetry and storytelling with Mashi Theatre.


Kavya Raang and friends recite multi-lingual poetry.

Sarah Sayeed – resident of Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 interactive creative writing workshop and performance.

UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature pop up Library, 30 key South Asian literature books over 30 years, as well as School of Languages.


All Ages

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