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GemArts Masala Festival: A God at the Door; Tishani Doshi

Tuesday 20th July 2021

GemArts Masala Festival: A God at the Door; Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi reading and in conversation with John Challis. GemArts Masala Festival and Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts are pleased to welcome the award-winning poet and dancer, Tishani Doshi.   

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: Helen Anahita Wilson and Shahbaz Hussain

Friday 23rd July 2021

GemArts Masala Festival: Helen Anahita Wilson and Shahbaz Hussain

In perfect balance, the mesmeric warmth of Helen Anahita Wilson’s piano meets the virtuosic and thrilling tabla playing of one of Europe’s finest percussionists, Shahbaz Hussain.

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.