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It's the 17th edition of the London Mela this year! New Music, new talent, the heartbeat of diverse London - for a full weekend of high quality, intergenerational and diverse craziness, get down to Southall Park on the 31 August...
GDIF 2019 14 of our national partnership organisations attended GDIF 2019 this year. A first for the Outdoor Arts sector and a first for GDIF - 3 days of shows, debates, seminars and meetings resulted in our partner orgs' booking...
Image: KHOJ © Nutkhut / Cirque Bijou co-production – Luton Mela Photo: Dev Patel The Mela Partnership and OutdoorArtsUK invite the UK Mela sector to attend a day of Outdoor Arts at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF). As...
Over the past two summers, we have been piloting a new way of identifying our audiences, where they come from and why they attend our events? Our audiences are intergenerational, multi, sometimes try lingual, so we've started to apply this...
The Partition of India in 1947 resulted in the largest mass migration in human history. 14 million Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, were displaced. This lit the fuse for a series of events that not only changed the Sub-Continent but...
We're growing our Stilt Walking family of Princesses, Maharajah's and DJ's!! If you're a Stilt Walker with great character and oodles of enthusiasm then we would love to hear from you.  We're looking for walkers experienced on Pegs and Dura's...
We've another opportunity for you to join the Nutkhut team! If you're a freelance juggler who would love to work on a new show?  Then we’d love to hear from you! We're putting a mischievous twist on a new Juggling Show...
This spring we start a residency programme in Luton. Following our successful immersive theatre show “The Emperors lost Gems” in 2017 - where we took over the High Street and introduced an inter generational audience to the Mughal court of...
We’ve teamed up with Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Newcastle Mela and started to document and preserve the development of this major cultural festival in the North East. Through verbatim theatre, interviews, digital and virtual capture, we...
Are you an experienced Craft Workshop Leader? We're looking for freelance craft workshop leaders experienced with groups of all ages to facilitate a variety of projects and are especially keen to hear from you if you have experience of lantern...