Monday 11th July 2016
Producer Bobby Tiwana will introduce a specially curated programme of South Asian Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender films from the UK and South Asia including his ‘Love Works’ Duology. Presented as part of GemArts Masala Festival, with Sage Gateshead.
Tuesday 12th July 2016
Manjula (meaning melodious) bring their eclectic sound to Masala Festival, exploring, innovating and combining rhythms from different cultures. Presented as part of Masala Festival, with Jazz North East and Jazz North.
Wednesday 13th July 2016
Just A Vibration brings together two distinctly diverse musical forms: Indian classical music and the traditional brass band. Featuring Shri Sriram and the NASUWT Riverside Band with special guest Kathryn Williams. Presented a part of Masala Festival, with Sage Gateshead.
Thursday 14th July 2016
Celebrating contemporary South Asian poetry at Masala Festival, Identity, Politics and Mythology presents an evening of readings by three award-winning poets: Moniza Alvi, Arundhathi Subramaniam and Amali Rodrigo. Plus workshop with Arundhathi Subramaniam during the day. Presented as part of Masala festival, with Trashed Organ, in association with NCLA.
Saturday 16th July 2016
Monks from the beautiful island of Majuli, India, centre of Assamese Krishna worship, are travelling to the UK for the first time to perform Sattriya, a joyful classical dance dating back to the 15th century. Presented as part of Masala Festival, with Sage Gateshead.