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Archived Events from Autumn/Winter, 2012

Murad Ali

Monday 24th September 2012

Known as the ‘instrument of a hundred colours,’ Murad Ali's sarangi recitals bloom with rare raga's through a family tradition spanning six generations of sarangi players. Murad has toured extensively and this concert is a rare chance to listen to this remarkable instrument. Murad has composed music for many Bollywood and art films. He is accompanied by the young vibrant tabla maestro, Gurdain...

Rajan and Sajan Misra

Saturday 10th November 2012

Since their first concert when they were in their teens, Rajan and Sajan have performed with great acclaim in almost all the cities of India and have taken part in all the major music conferences of India.


Saturday 29th September 2012

GemArts have teamed up with Arts Centre Washington to present a cultural medley of contemporary art and craft works to highlight the creativity and diversity of the north east. This vibrant exhibition will coincide with October's Black History Month and will feature some of the region's foremost contemporary practitioners, displaying a visual feast of creativity. Featuring work by: Chun-Chao Ch...

Diwali Celebrations

Saturday 17th November 2012

Join in the festivities with friends and family with delicious Indian food and entertainment from regional musicians and performers including dancers and Dhol drummers. Dance away the night to DJ’s spinning the latest Bhangra and Bollywood tunes.

Shujaat Khan

Friday 28th September 2012

Shujaat Khan Sitar Shahbaz Hussain Tabla Ustad Shujaat Khan is among the top ranking North Indian classical musicians of his generation and for the first time will perform in the North East. This dexterous performer has packed in audiences at some of the world’s leading venues and is particularly known for his unique interpretation of Sufi music which provides nuance, history and colour to his...