Tuesday, October 24, 2017

September will see arts, cultural and community partners from across Nottingham launch South Asian Cultural Festival - the first of its kind anywhere in the UK.

This month is a celebration of the culture and heritage of people from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have settled, flourished and contributed to the vibrancy of the city.

Celebrations will begin on Sunday 27th August with renowned poets and dignitaries coming together at the central Hindu Temple, Carlton Road, with an all-welcome, free Grand Kavi Sammelan.

Key highlights throughout September include

  • The UK’s original Mela festival, still going from strength to strength 29 years since it began;
  • Local and international acts at city wide venues including Nottingham Castle and the New Art Exchange from 8-10 September;
  • Film screenings of classic and key films at Broadway Cinema including the Judy Dench fronted ‘Victoria and Abdul’ followed by  a Q&A with the author of the book on which the film is based.
  • An organised walk, which will involve stopping at various spiritual establishments in the vicinity.
  • The return to Nottingham Playhouse of its smash hit play ‘The Kite Runner’ after a triumphant world tour.
  • The month will culminate with a large outdoor event on the 23 September in Trinity Square which will showcase Nottingham’s rich musical tapestry in song and dance. 

All events taking place throughout the South Asian Cultural Festival can be found on Nottingham City’s What’s On website