New Art Exchange MELA

September 10, 2016 Nottingham, UK Free


Venue : New Art Exchange
Address : 39-41 Gregory Boulevard
Zip : NG7 6BE
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Nottingham’s annual South Asian celebration returns this September as Mela 2016, with a three day spectacular of music, dance, film screenings, sports, family friendly activities and delicious cuisine.

Saturday 10 September: New Art Exchange

On Saturday, Mela celebrations continue at New Art Exchange – an innovative art gallery specialising in culturally diverse arts. The day begins with a morning recital by Violinist Achuthan Sripathmanathan, and later Nottingham-based Waqas Choudhary performs the South Asian Bansuri flute. Families can take part in workshops all day, including shadow puppets and storytelling. In addition there will be yoga, film screenings, henna and a feast of delicious food.

Headlining Saturday evening is an exciting theatre performance, Tongue Tied & Twisted, where modern-day South Asian tales are interpreted into English for all cultures to enjoy. Live storytelling is fusing with a unique blend of Urban Hip Hop and Classical South Asian sounds. This production by Black Country Touring with Peter Chand comes straight from Southbank’s Alchemy Festival.