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GemArts Masala Festival: TATTOO STORIES podcast by Vimal Korpal

Wednesday 21st July 2021

GemArts Masala Festival: TATTOO STORIES podcast by Vimal Korpal

I’m no tattooist but there are thousands of stories as to why people have tattoos: for love, inspiration, remembrance, fashion, culture, cosmetic; and some just because they were drunk! There’s a story behind every tattoo, and this one takes me back over 70 years before the British partitioned India.

GemArts Masala Festival: Bollywood Routine with Breeze

Thursday 22nd July 2021

GemArts Masala Festival: Bollywood Routine with Breeze

Get your dancing shoes on for our GemArts Masala Festival online Bollywood dance routine with Breeze George.

GemArts Masala Festival: Kathputli Puppet Making with Sofia

Saturday 24th July 2021

GemArts Masala Festival: Kathputli Puppet Making with Sofia

Kathputli puppets are string puppets, native to Rajasthan, India, and is the most popular form of Indian puppetry. Have a go and create your own here with artist Sofia.

GemArts Masala Festival: Of love and lament - Payal Ramchandani (Kuchipudi dance)

Saturday 24th July 2021

GemArts Masala Festival: Of love and lament - Payal Ramchandani (Kuchipudi dance)

Payal is a Kuchipudi dancer and choreographer with a global reputation, and now based in the North East of England. She has built her unique vocabulary, evident in her creations. For GemArts Masala Festival, Payal will perform a newly choreographed recital 'Of love and lament' which is based on a beautiful 11th Century Sanskrit love lyric written by poet 'Bilhana...

GemArts Masala Festival: Mandala Drawing with Sofia

Saturday 24th July 2021

GemArts Masala Festival: Mandala Drawing with Sofia

Relax and draw your own Mandalas with Sofia Barton. Part of GemArts Masala Festival online.