GemArts Masala Festival
GemArts award winning Masala Festival is a weeklong festival celebrating a mix and blend of the finest South Asian Arts and Culture, packed full of performances, exhibitions, events, workshops, pop ups and demonstrations, presented in venues, places and spaces accross the North East.
Since its launch in 2016, Masala Festival has become a yearly celebration and a highlight in the North East cultural calendar, bringing audiences the best music, dance, visual arts, film, literature, performance, workshops, family fun days, food events and much more. The programme presents a diverse mix of contemporary and traditional South Asian art forms with regional, national and international artists, produced and curated by GemArts, working alongside key partners from across the region and beyond.
GemArts Masala Festival won the coveted Arts Council Award at The Journal Culture Awards in 2017 and was runner up for Best Event Tyneside in 2018.
Over 7 days, every July, thousands of people enjoy GemArts Masala Festival, a mix and blend of South Asian arts and culture.
Find out about previous programmes by clicking on the year 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.
GemArts Masala Festival film by North East videographer Jodie Canwell
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