Month: July 2016

GemArts presents ARDRA by PAyal Ramchandani at The Nehru Centre

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GemArts Masala Festival

What is Masala Festival?
A weeklong festival celebrating a mix and blend of the finest South Asian Arts and Culture 11th – 17th July 2016. Packed full of events, workshops, classes, pop ups and demonstrations. For more information visit

Who can volunteer?
You don’t need any specialist art skills, we are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about the arts, who can help make this year’s GemArts Masala Festival a huge success and will be free to dedicate a day to helping us with an event.
Volunteers need to be over 18 years old, and comfortable with being outdoors for a full day.
We expect the event to be busy so volunteers also need to be comfortable with crowds.

What sort of tasks will volunteers be asked to do?
We are looking for people interested in helping with the following areas;
 Artist Liaison
 Workshop / Performance Stewards
 Indoor / Outdoor Activity Stewards
 Video Assistants / Photography

When do we need volunteers?
We need a large number of volunteers to help on Sunday 17th July at our finale Mini Mela family event and The Magic Fish performances on Newcastle Quayside.
The event starts at 11am but we need volunteers on site from 9am for briefing and to help set up.

Any other information;
Volunteers will not be paid but GemArts will reimburse public transport travel (receipts/tickets required) and provide a light lunch.
Volunteers will be based at Live Theatre on Newcastle Quayside, NE1 3DQ and at the Swirle Pavilion Newcastle Quayside (along from Pitcher and Piano).

If interested and you want to find out more please contact Sinéad or Alex at 0191 440 4125 or email and we will share more information.

For more information on the festival visit

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