Nottingham Global Roots Festival


Join Nottingham Global Roots Festival for their second year at NAE, with their ‘Represent!’ live music showcase, bringing hip-hop, reggae, steel pan, soca and contemporary music into the cafébar space. Live performances from Lekky, Entertainers Steel Band (duo), LeeN, Lady Rose and a DJ set to end, celebrating reggae & soca music from awarding winning […]

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MELA 2023


Nottingham's South Asian Festival of Art and Culture returns to NAE this September. MELA 23 LAUNCH CELEBRATION FRIDAY 8 SEPT 6-8PM FREE, PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE Join us for the official launch of Mela 23. Find out about the festival programme, enjoy delicious food and amazing music by Harkiran & Harminder Sahota. Ranging from Indian […]

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YOUNIQUE FESTIVAL 2023


YOUnique is an exciting festival organised by and for young people. A weekend of creative workshops, exhibitions, live performances, sport and much more. ALL WELCOME | FREE THURSDAY 9 MARCH Panel discussion: Starting Your Own Business | Learning Room | 1pm -2pm Panel discussion Lead by YOUlead Winner Vimbai. An opportunity to ask questions about […]

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CADALFEST (Celebrating Adivasi and Dalit Arts and Literature Festival)


The Celebrating Adivasi and Dalit Arts and Literature Festival is the first international festival series dedicated to the writing and performance arts by writers whose work creatively resists caste discrimination and social exclusion in India. This will be a unique opportunity to experience and interact with these writers whose vision of social justice, democracy and […]

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Nottingham Global Roots Festival present: Temperature Rising!


A live music showcase in the NAE CafeBar, featuring Toumaranke (West African balafon and percussion), Autumn Soul (contemporary neo-soul with a jazz twist), Keke Manikii (melodic hiphop and concious RnB). Closing the festival will be Myki Tuff & the Friendly Fire Band - Birmingham-based international reggae band fronted by the energetic and charismatic Myki Tuff. […]

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Mela: Meditative Raag Recital Live Music


We’re bringing the Mela Festival to a close with a beautiful raag recital by Harkiran Sahota and Akash Parekar, immersing you ‘In Joy’ with live sitar and tabla. ALL WELCOME | FREE | BOOK IN ADAVANCE                     Click on the programme to download it.

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Mela: In Body, In Joy Dance and Movement Workshop


Shazia Nazir is a Choreographer and student of Kathak Dance. This workshop will explore how joy is experienced within the body, encouraging creative movement within a safe and non-discriminatory space. WOMEN ONLY | AGES 18+ | FREE | BOOK IN ADVANCE

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Mela: Live Music with World Jam


In collaboration with local music collective World Jam, we’re bringing you mellow music and poetry in the café, perfect for a chilled Sunday afternoon! ALL WELCOME | FREE | DROP IN

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