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GemArts Masala Festival returns

Monday 17th July 2017

GemArts Masala Festival returns

Masala Festival is back (17th - 23rd July), bringing the finest mix and blend of South Asian arts and culture to the north east. Winner of the Arts Council Award, Journal Culture Awards 2017.

Sacred Sounds

Monday 17th July 2017

Sacred Sounds

Sacred Sounds tells some of the largely forgotten stories of British India’s role in the First World War. Inspired by an evocative photograph of Sikh soldiers performing Gurbani Kirtan or Shabads (Sikh sacred hymns) in a French barn, this live concert showcases the music that Sikh soldiers took with them to camp and battlefield. Part of GemArts Masala Festival 2017 (winner of the A...

Masala Festival at Dabbawal

Monday 17th July 2017

Masala Festival at Dabbawal

For one week only sample the one of a kind Masala Festival menu, created by Dabbawal’s talented chefs, soak up your surroundings and enjoy the festival vibes featuring artwork from GemArts artists.

Daljit Nagra: Heritage and Identity

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Daljit Nagra: Heritage and Identity

Celebrated poet, Daljit Nagra. Daljit reads from his third collection of poetry, British Museum, which asks profound questions of our ethics and responsibilities at a time of great challenge to our sense of national identity. Part of GemArts Masala Festival 2017 (winner of the Arts Council Award, Journal Culture Awards 2017).

Gandharva Choir

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Gandharva Choir

The 31 member Gandharva Choir is one of India's finest, known for their experimentation with classical and folk styles. Part of GemArts Masala Festival 2017 (winner of the Arts Council Award, Journal Culture Awards 2017).