Month: January 2020

GemArts launch Spring Summer 2020 with Indian Spring Colours,global jazz and more!

Happy New Year from everyone at GemArts, and as we welcome in a new decade we are thrilled to announce our GemArts Spring Summer2020 Season!

Working with partners and venues across the North East GemArts will be bringing you an eclectic mix of the very best Indian Classical, Sufi  and Jazz music, as well as spectacular family events and festival collaborations.

Coming up in February

We begin at Middlesbrough Town Hall on 8th Feb, with Rafiki Jazz, a group of global musicians mixing roots, jazz and sweeping sufi music, creating music that crosses continents, languages and cultures… are FREE but booking is essential.

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Our ever popular Mini Mela family event is back this half term, 18th February. Drop in to Gateshead Library and try out free arts, music and dance from around the world.


Coming up in March

As we approach Holi, the Indian Spring festival of colours, we head to Durham 29th Feb – 2 March for a fantastic series of concerts to mark the season, featuring vocalists Apoorva Gokhale and Chiranjeeb Chakraboty. We will also present a new Sitar concerto Arya on 5th March by Jasdeep Degun and Opera North, in the magnificent Durham Cathedral.


On the 2nd March do not miss the sensational Sufi and Punjabi singers Heshmat Sultana at Sage Gateshead.

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Simon Thacker’s Svara Kanti as he collaborates with mystical Bengali Baul folk musicians.

Full Spring Summer 2020 programme below, and please do visit our website and follow us on social media for updates,