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The World’s first Platinum Jubilee Sustainable Sari has earned itself a feature in today’s editions of the The Daily Telegraph and The Times.

 

We are proud to announce our sustainable Sari created by Nutkhut’s co-artistic directors Simmy Gupta and Ajay Chhabra.

This Sari is made from recycled plastic, designed with the help of talented students at Arts University Bournemouth & Candida Boyes, with the final design chosen by internationally renowned designer Paul Costelloe.

We can’t wait for you to see them at The Queen’s Jubilee Pageant as a part of “The Wedding Party”.

Model Ueda, styled by Nutkhut’s Artistic director Simmy Gupta along with her mother Sushma Gupta.

Find out more about Nutkhut’s The Wedding Party at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant here!

Our Environmental Sustainability discussion series continues in Redcar on Tuesday 24th May

Tuesday 24th May 2022, 2.30pm – 3.30pm (UK time) | Online

We kick off our second hybrid session of the season live and online from Tuned In! in Redcar in the North East.

Featuring Stella Hall from Festival of Thrift – the UK’s National Festival of sustainable living, working throughout the year with artists to reach out locally and across the UK to audiences of all backgrounds, encouraging all to “make the shift to thrift”.

Join us while we discuss good practice, case studies and new ways of working.

Local events and local audiences are on the increase. Our data and metrics provide Mela Partnership events with common themes; local, intergenerational, and often the only cultural event attended by our audiences.

Joining us for this session include:

  • Ajay Chhabra – Co-Artistic Director – Nutkhut & Mela Partnership
  • Stella Hall – Co-Founder – Festival of Thrift
  • Lisa Storey – Cultural Development and Programmes Manager – Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
  • Adrian Lochhead – Director – Eden Arts
  • Bart Van Peel – Director – Captain Boomer Collective

 

We’ve designed this series of events about environmental sustainability in our sector to open up questions with the broader Mela market and to hear how Mela can both teach and learn from the wider outdoor sector.

If you’d like to be part of the discussion, join us online on Tuesday 24th May 2022 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm (UK time).

Register here for free >>

We will record the event and share it afterwards with all those registered.

A Discussion on Good Practice & Environmentally Sustainable ways of working in the Outdoor Arts

Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 4pm – 5.30pm (UK time) | Online

We kick off our first hybrid session of the season live and online from Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle. Join us while we discuss good practice, case studies and new Environmentally Sustainable ways of working.

Now is the time to ask difficult questions about real-world sustainability in large outdoor festivals, the distances audiences travel to events, and the products and services used to create Mela and other outdoor events.

With events part of the Mela Partnership, we’ve seen more people attending events in their local areas. And entire families spanning generations are sharing the experience of these local events. These one or two local events per year are often the only cultural events they attend.

Joining us for this session include:

  • – Andrew Mackay – Director – Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust
  • – Adrian Lochhead – Director – Eden Arts
  • – Feimatta Conteh – Environmental Sustainability Manager Manchester International Festival
  • – Mohammed Yaqoob – Director – Newcastle Mela
  • – Teresa Moore – Director – A Greener Festival Ltd
  • – Ajay Chhabra – Artistic Director – Nutkhut & Mela Partnership

 

We’ve designed this inaugural conversation about environmental sustainability in our sector to open up questions with the broader Mela market and to hear how Mela can both teach and learn from the wider outdoor sector.

If you’d like to listen to our discussion, join us online tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd March 2022, from 4pm to 5.30pm (UK time).

Register here for free >>

We will record the event and share it afterwards with all those registered.

 

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that The Girmit Experience has won at the Lovie Awards! In more ways than one this project has been about people coming together, supporting each other through hope and light. We are delighted to share this award with you and hope our storytelling of the Girmitya continues to shine a light to guide future generations.

The 11th Annual Lovie Awards: Reshape Possible took place on November 17th at 2pm and honoured the best of the European Internet. You can watch online at http://watch.lovieawards.com

The 11th Annual Lovie Awards: Reshape Possible took place virtually online on the 17th of November at 2pm GMT, honouring the best of the European Internet. Comedian, writer and podcaster, best known as The Guilty Feminist, Deborah Frances-White hosted proceedings for 2021!

Deborah’s award-winning podcast, THE GUILTY FEMINIST, has had 90 million downloads in five years, becoming a cultural phenomenon. She has toured the show around the world, including a sell-out show at The Royal Albert Hall in 2019. The podcast won a 2019 Lovie Award, the 2020 British Podcast Spotlight Award and the 2021 PodBible Award.

Girmit:

The People’s Lovie Award Winner (Virtual Reality & 360 Video)

The Lovie Award Winner – Bronze (Virtual Reality & 360 Video)

The Lovie Award Shortlisted (Schools & Education Website)