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GemArts award winning Masala Festival returns with a mix and blend of the finest South Asian Arts and Culture, 17th – 23rd July 2017.

 Building on the success of last year’s Masala Festival, GemArts bring you an even bigger and more ambitious line up of music, theatre, film, visual arts, storytelling, dance, workshops, food, and lots more, with artists from across the UK, South Asia and beyond! We have put together an incredible programme, and I do hope you can join us.

The North Easts very own South Asian Arts Festival offers audiences and partners the opportunity to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and get excited about the future, in this special year which marks the 70th Anniversary of India and Pakistan’s Independence.

We look forward to welcoming you to the second Masala Festival and sharing this amazing programme of events with you.

Click on the events to learn more about MASALA FESTIVLA 2017 events:

Monday 17th SACRED SOUNDS: Sikh music traditions and the First World War (Sage Gateshead)

Tuesday 18th MASALA FESTIVAL at Q Festival: Indian storytelling, Dance classes, Foodie talks & more (Gateshead Quayside)

Tuesday 18th CHAI, CHAAT & CHUTNEY: cooking demo with ex GBBO contestant Chetna Makan (Food Nation, Newcastle)

Tuesday 18th GANDHARVA CHOIR: the first ever visit to the North East from India’s top choir (Sage Gateshead)

 Tuesday 18th DALJIT NAGRA Heritage and Identity: Poetry reading & discussion (Culture Lab, Newcastle)

 Wednesday 19th & 20th NO DOGS, NO INDIANS: a powerful new play by Siddhartha Bose (Live Theatre, Newcastle)

Thursday 20th SARATHY KORWAR QUINTET: Indian folk & Jazz (The Black Swan, Newcastle)

 Friday 21st CHANGES: stories on the edge, film programme (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art)

Saturday 22nd MASALA FESTIVAL at Trinity Square: Family workshops (Trinity Square, Gateshead Central)

 Saturday 22nd MOVIES AT MASALA: screenings of The Jungle Book (2016) and Gandhi (1982) (Jam Jar Cinema, Whitley Bay)

 Sunday 23rd MASALA MINI MELA: Free family fun day with workshops, performances & lots more (Live Theatre, Newcastle)

 Further information to follow, any questions do get in touch with .

Download our beautiful new brochure GemArts Masala Festival 17 FINAL.

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