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GemArts Cultural Threads at Springbank Pavillion

Thursday 18th April 2024

GemArts Cultural Threads at Springbank Pavillion

GemArts have various Cultural Threads artists delivering sessions at Springbank Pavilion in Leazes Park. Come along and join us in exploring collage, print making and textile work.

Masala Festival Launch: Aunusthan: Pagrav Dance Company

Monday 15th July 2024

Masala Festival Launch: Aunusthan: Pagrav Dance Company

GemArts launch Masala Festival 2024 with Pagrav Dance Company’s Aunusthan, a celebration of Neo-Classical Indian Dance and Music Step into a world of abstracted relationships, Interweaved complex patterns, rigorous choreography, virtuosic performance and riotous rhythms with Aunusthan.

GemArts Masala Festival: Artful Struggles: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka

Tuesday 16th July 2024

GemArts Masala Festival: Artful Struggles: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka

Artful Struggles commemorates the second anniversary of the Aragalaya/Porattam (“Struggle” in Sinhala and Tamil respectively) – Sri Lanka’s 2022 Occupy movement against corruption, immiseration, and impunity, which toppled a president and a prime minister. The exhibition raises greater awareness about Sri Lanka’s crisis and struggles through the work of contemporary a...

GemArts Masala Festival: Cities of Dreams - beneath the surface

Tuesday 16th July 2024

GemArts Masala Festival: Cities of Dreams - beneath the surface

Contemplating the built environment, from sprawling urban metropolises to cities of tomorrow, this programme explores representations of architecture, reflecting on future cities and the ‘ideal city’ as well as memories and the past that lie within a city’s urban fabric.

GemArts Masala Festival: New Ways of Moving in the Counterworlds

Wednesday 17th July 2024

GemArts Masala Festival: New Ways of Moving in the Counterworlds

In a special performance commissioned for Masala Festival, bassist John Pope and violinist John Garner will play alongside poet Nisha Ramayya in an experimental homage to their shared influences. Drawing upon Pope and Garner’s 2022 album Water Music and Ramayya’s forthcoming collection Fantasia, the trio will celebrate luminaries of jazz and poetry including Alice Coltrane, Moten/L&oac...