This September, Nottingham Mela Network presents the annual South Asian celebration – Mela 2016, and the programme will launch is spectacular style with a performance outside Nottingham Playhouse on Friday 9 September. At 7.15pm, experimental dancer Kali Chandrasegaram will perform accompanied by tabla artist Mendi, against the backdrop of Sky Mirror. This is a free, unticketed event, so please just turn up, and bring your friends to celebrate this special opening ceremony. If you’re coming to see Sleuth that night, why not consider arriving early, grabbing a drink in CAST and enjoying the spectacle?
The festival continues its important legacy as the first national Mela, launched in 1988. Over the weekend, visitors are invited to experience an unforgettable programme of spectacular performances, authentic cuisine, active games and family friendly workshops.
There is something for everybody to enjoy in Mela 2016. This innovative festival is a dynamic fusion between the global and local, established and emerging artists, allowing visitors to truly experience the diversity and beauty of South Asian culture.
More information about what’s on during Mela can be found over on New Art Exchange’s website. Click here to find out more.