GemArts Masala Festival
GemArts award winning Masala Festival is a weeklong festival celebrating South Asian Arts and Culture, packed full of events, workshops, classes, pop ups and demonstrations, presented in places and spaces accross the North East.
Since its launch in 2016, the festival has become a yearly celebration of South Asian arts and culture, bringing audiences the best music, dance, visual arts, film, literature, performance, workshops, family fun days, food events and much more. The programme presents a diverse mix of contemporary and traditional South Asian arts and identities, produced and curated by GemArts, working alongside key partners from across the region and beyond.
GemArts Masala Festival won the coveted Arts Council Award at The Journal Culture Awards in 2017 and was runner up for Best Event Tyneside in 2018.
Over 7 days, every July, thousands of people enjoy GemArts Masala Festival, a mix and blend of South Asian arts and culture.
Find out about previous programmes by clicking on the year 2018, 2017 and 2016.
GemArts Masala Festival returns this summer, with another incredible programme between the 15 - 21st July 2019, programme to be announced soon.
GemArts Masala Festival film by North East videographer Jodie Canwell
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