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United Civic Voice for Greater Ambition in Racial Equality Strategy

Posted: Thursday 11th Sep 2014

More than 20 leading organisations from civic society, including ArtsEkta, are calling for the NI Executive’s proposed flagship document on racial equality – launched by Executive Ministers in June – to be more ambitious, far-reaching and robust.

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Magnificent Mela does it again!

Posted: Tuesday 26th Aug 2014

A capacity audience of 25,000 packed Belfast’s Botanic Gardens on Sunday to celebrate cultural diversity, Mela-style

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Nisha Tandon awarded OBE

Posted: Thursday 19th Jun 2014

ArtsEkta Founder & Executive Director awarded an OBE for services to the minority ethnic sector and the arts in Northern Ireland.

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Partnership to lead £1.7m historic regeneration

Posted: Thursday 19th Jun 2014

A redundant historic building in Belfast’s City Centre is to be fully regenerated in a unique partnership between the award winning Belfast Buildings Trust and the leading intercultural arts and heritage organisation ArtsEkta who work throughout Ireland

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The Urban Playground

Posted: Monday 16th Jun 2014

Something fun and contagious is happening at the ISLAND this summer at ISLAND Arts Centre’s Children's Arts Festival 2014

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Mela Goes Big Online

Posted: Monday 16th Jun 2014

Guarantee your entry and beat the queues by booking your Mela tickets online

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Cultural Coach Training Series

Posted: Monday 9th Jun 2014

The legacy of the conflict – its impact on communities and artists working with communities

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ArtsEkta Director brings home prestigious UK arts award

Posted: Thursday 5th Jun 2014

Nisha Tandon, Executive Director of ArtsEkta, has won the Asian Women of Achievement Award for Arts & Culture

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Nine Nights to light up city in 2015

Posted: Tuesday 27th May 2014

ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland’s leading ethnic arts organisation and producers of the Belfast Mela, proudly announces that the company is one of out of four projects chosen for significant funding through the Creative & Cultural Fund Belfast

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The Art of Home Making

Posted: Thursday 27th Mar 2014

A small group of Somali women have been putting down roots in Northern Ireland and have been developing their artistic skills in a pioneering project delivered by ArtsEkta for the Public Health Agency (PHA).

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Magic in Annadale

Posted: Wednesday 26th Mar 2014

We have been working in partnership with the Annadale Community in South Belfast to provide an artist in residency helping young people celebrate cultural diversity in their area.

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Lisburn Mayor's Carnival

Posted: Thursday 20th Mar 2014

ArtsEkta is delighted to be working with communities across Lisburn to participate in the annual Mayor's parade on the 10th May

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Sanskriti Talk by John Gray

Posted: Thursday 20th Mar 2014

ArtsEkta will host a talk on the linen industry and migration by John Gray. This is the first talk to be organised as part of our shared heritage project - Sanskriti

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Vote for Mela!

Posted: Tuesday 4th Feb 2014

Vote for us to win Event of the Year at the 2014 IN! Magazine Awards.

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Take part!

Posted: Monday 3rd Feb 2014

We are seeking participants for a major community textiles project

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Stronger Together 2014 Conference

Posted: Tuesday 21st Jan 2014

The Stronger Together Network present their fourth annual conference looking at the changing role of leadership in BME communities.

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A Look Back

Posted: Friday 3rd Jan 2014

ArtsEkta's Director takes a look back over 2013 which proved to be another incredible, defining year for Northern Ireland's leading ethnic arts organisation.

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Tapestry project launched

Posted: Friday 3rd Jan 2014

Our year long tapestry project - 1863-1913: The port and docks: imagined through textiles - was recently launched at Stormont by Michelle McIlveen MLA, Chair of the Culture, Arts & Leisure Committee.

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POBAL’s Gaelic-Indian event for Samhain-Diwali

Posted: Tuesday 5th Nov 2013

POBAL, the umbrella organization for the Irish speaking community is organizing a Gaelic-Indian celebration of two ancient festivals, Samhain and Diwali on Thursday 7th November at 7.30 pm in the Theatre in Conway Mill, Conway Street, Belfast.

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ArtsEkta in Berlin

Posted: Monday 21st Oct 2013

Niamh Flanagan, Project Manager for ArtsEkta’s Intercultural Outreach programme –Cultural Coach - has recently returned from Berlin having successfully completed a trainers training course in Arts, Public and Intercultural dialogue.

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ArtsEkta at the Art of Shankill

Posted: Monday 21st Oct 2013

Leading ethnic arts organisation, ArtsEkta, has been bringing a taste of international art to Shankill Spectrum Centre. Two courses, nearing completion, have given local people the opportunity to explore their own creativity using art forms from Poland and Indonesia.

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Cymbeline

Posted: Tuesday 8th Oct 2013

A comic, romantic and magical play by William Shakespeare re-told in the spirit of Bollywood.

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The Dhol Foundation

Posted: Monday 30th Sep 2013

ArtsEkta proudly presents The Dhol Foundation live at the Ulster Hall to celebrate Diwali - the Indian Festival of Lights

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Mela Success

Posted: Wednesday 28th Aug 2013

Thousands of people the Mela last weekend transforming Botanic Gardens into an exotic world of music, dance, fashion and food.

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India Week

Posted: Thursday 6th Jun 2013

Belfast launches first India Week across the city from 22nd - 29th June.

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Indian Bazaar

Posted: Thursday 6th Jun 2013

ArtsEkta partner with Belfast City Council to open Belfast's first India Week on the 22nd June from 12pm-5pm at City Hall

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Introducing Ekta Events

Posted: Friday 31st May 2013

ArtsEkta launches new sister company - Ekta Events

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Flying High with Etihad Airways

Posted: Thursday 2nd May 2013

We recently announced an exciting partnership with Etihad Airways the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The partnership will see the world’s leading airline become a major sponsor of the Belfast Mela, and continues to show our commitment to creating relationships between commerce and culture.

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£350,000 Funding Package Announced

Posted: Wednesday 1st May 2013

We are delighted to announce that ArtsEkta has been successful in securing four major strategic funding packages.

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Walk the Plank Light Up Belfast Mela 2013

Posted: Wednesday 1st May 2013

Northern Ireland largest festival of ethnic arts, culture and heritage opened with a free pyrotechnic show transforming Botanic Gardens into a fiery mix of colour and light for 3,000 lucky ticket holders

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ArtsEkta collaborates with Dance Ihayami

Posted: Wednesday 1st May 2013

ArtsEkta is due to mark the beginning of extensive summer training and performance programme with Dance Ilhayami Scotland’s leading Indian dance company.

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Thousands celebrate Holi with ArtsEkta

Posted: Monday 8th Apr 2013

On Sunday 7th April ArtsEkta brought together all communities in the city to celebrate the vibrant Indian Festival of Colours, more commonly known as Holi.

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Festival of Colours 2013

Posted: Thursday 24th Jan 2013

It’s that time of the year again as Belfast’s most colourful Spring festival returns with a spectacular line up of music, dance, food, and of course flinging vibrant colour powder at one another!

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Chinese New Year

Posted: Tuesday 22nd Jan 2013

ArtsEkta celebrates the Year of the Snake across Northern Ireland, as Chinese New Year gets underway on the 10th February.

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Happy New Year!

Posted: Monday 7th Jan 2013

ArtsEkta looks forward to bringing you a fantastic programme of ethnic arts and culture in 2013

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Belfast Suitcase Stories

Posted: Monday 7th Jan 2013

Telling the stories of Belfast communities

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Call for Dancers

Posted: Monday 7th Jan 2013

ArtsEkta is currently recruiting dancers to take part in exciting projects in 2013.

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The Belfast Bayeux

Posted: Monday 7th Jan 2013

Do you want to become involved in a really exciting textiles project which will tell the story of the port and docks of Belfast and the communities around the Lough?

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Pandit Shri Hariprasad Chaurasia

Posted: Monday 17th Sep 2012

Pandit Shri Hariprasad Chaurasia is acknowledged as one of the greatest exponents of the Bansuri - the keyless Indian bamboo flute.

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Coming of Age

Posted: Monday 17th Sep 2012

Celebrating 21 Years of Mela in the UK

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Mela Madness

Posted: Wednesday 29th Aug 2012

30,000 people flocked to Botanic Gardens to enjoy the sights and sounds of the world

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Countdown to Mela 2012

Posted: Friday 13th Jul 2012

The Belfast Mela is fast approaching, and we promise to bring you the very best in international music, dance and performance, packaged in a high quality, energetic and vibrant one day festival.

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Salim Sabri

Posted: Friday 13th Jul 2012

ArtsEkta in partnership with Moving on Music presents Salim Sabri and his Qawwali group for an evening of Sufi devotional music from South Asia.

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MAChord

Posted: Monday 11th Jun 2012

ArtsEkta in partnership with The MAC presents an evening of multicultural music, dance and storytelling from the heart of the community.

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Call for Artists

Posted: Wednesday 9th May 2012

ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland’s leading ethnic arts organisation, are now looking for expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates to undertake the development of carnival spectacles for the Belfast Mela 2012

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Mela 2012 Internship

Posted: Wednesday 11th Apr 2012

Summer placement in the arts

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Ranjana Gauhar presents: Rabindranath Tagore's Chitrangada

Posted: Sunday 1st Apr 2012

The Crescent Arts Centre hosts this exciting dance production on 19th April touring with support from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

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City of Festivals

Posted: Sunday 1st Apr 2012

ArtsEkta receives funding under Belfast City Council's Peace III programme to deliver a year round community engagement programme with the aim of developing shared cultural space.

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Culture Share

Posted: Monday 20th Feb 2012

As part of our continued work in East Belfast with our partners Charter NI and Lower Castlereagh Group, we recently hosted a fantastic One World cultural evening with young people.

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Leading the Way

Posted: Friday 17th Feb 2012

Founder & Director of ArtsEkta, Nisha Tandon, has been nominated for a Chief Officer's Third Sector Leadership Award for Leading on Growth & Innovation

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Working Together

Posted: Wednesday 15th Feb 2012

Children from the Lower Ormeau Road including kids from the local Roma community have been working with ArtsEkta Northern Ireland leading ethnic arts organization on a community integration arts project. The children have created a fabulous mural with artist Ali Parks depicting their interpretation of life on the Ormeau Road

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Chinese New Year

Posted: Wednesday 18th Jan 2012

ArtsEkta celebrates the Year of the Dragon in Belfast and Craigavon in partnership with Chinese Welfare Association & Wah Hep Community Association

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A Look Back

Posted: Sunday 8th Jan 2012

ArtsEkta's Director takes a look back at all the wonderful work completed throughout 2011.

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Stronger Together

Posted: Friday 2nd Dec 2011

Conference success as 60 delegates from across the community, voluntary, arts and public sectors share, exchange and collaborate

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Celebrating Culture

Posted: Thursday 10th Nov 2011

ArtsEkta celebrates the end of it's Peace III Programme in Lisburn & Castlereagh

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Fusing Cultures

Posted: Thursday 10th Nov 2011

Celebrating Diwali & Samhain 2011 Success

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Ragas to Reels

Posted: Tuesday 11th Oct 2011

ArtsEkta proudly presents this unique collboration between 'Young Steinway Artist' Utsav Lal with Irish flautist Sam Comerford exploring the haunting sounds of Indian Ragas to the pounding enegry of Irish reels that goes beyond all geographical, cultural and language barriers.

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Re-Imaging a Piano

Posted: Wednesday 7th Sep 2011

Outreach project with young people from Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian Church

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Bollywood Steps

Posted: Wednesday 7th Sep 2011

Glenbryne Women's United celebrate the end of a 4 week dance project at Mela 2011

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Intercultural Arts Strategy

Posted: Tuesday 6th Sep 2011

ArtsEkta responds to Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Draft Intercultural Arts Strategy

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Mela Success

Posted: Monday 1st Aug 2011

ArtsEkta celebrate huge Mela 2011 success as over 18,000 people turn out to lend their support in showcasing NI's growing ethnic diversity.

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Magnificent Mela

Posted: Thursday 21st Jul 2011

Shimmering saris, fabulous food, and inspiring music and dance are just some of the sights and sounds of this year’s Belfast Mela Northern Ireland’s largest multi-cultural festival.

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Artist in Residence

Posted: Thursday 21st Jul 2011

ArtsEkta welcomes Priyanka Purohit from Mumbai in India for a 2 week long residency with our South Asian Dance Academy trainees.

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Lord Mayors Parade 2011

Posted: Monday 20th Jun 2011

Crowds turned out for a celebration introducing the newly elected Lord Mayor, Niall O'Donnaghaile to the citizens of Belfast.

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Lord Mayor's Parade

Posted: Saturday 4th Jun 2011

Belfast's new Lord Mayor, Councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile, is inviting the people of the city to join him at the Lord Mayor's Parade on Saturday 18 June.

The parade officially introduces the new First Citizen to the people of Belfast.

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South Asian Dance Academy

Posted: Friday 27th May 2011

ArtsEkta launch publication celebrating the end of the pilot programme of the South Asian Dance Academy

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City of Festivals

Posted: Thursday 12th May 2011

ArtsEkta has recieved an extension from Belfast City Council to continue delivering peace-building activity across the city, under the theme of developing shared cultural space to build positive relations at a local level

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Belfast Issues Strictly Creative Challenge

Posted: Friday 15th Apr 2011

From musicians to magicians . . . from circus acts to singers . . . from street theatre to street dancing . . . from artists to artisans . . . and just about everything in between . . . performers and creative individuals from every artistic and cultural discipline are being invited to be part of the Belfast Lord Mayor’s Parade.

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Taste of Polska

Posted: Wednesday 6th Apr 2011

Saturday 7th May, 12pm-5pm

Saint Anne’s Square, Belfast

Part of V Polish Cultural Week

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Mayor's Parade 2011 - Lisburn - The City for Everyone

Posted: Monday 4th Apr 2011

Join us for Lisburn’s biggest party! The annual Mayor’s Parade takes to the streets once again bringing you a riot of colour, creativity, and community spirit! Watch as hundreds of musicians, entertainers, and school or community participants come together to create a fabulous family spectacle.

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Festival of Colours Success

Posted: Monday 21st Mar 2011

Thousands of people took part in India’s most vibrant festival, Festival of Colours yesterday at St. George’s Market.

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ArtsEkta launches its brand new website

Posted: Friday 18th Mar 2011

ArtsEkta is proud to launch their fantastic new website as part of our new marketing strategy. The website has been upgraded to showcase the assets of the organisation and helps audiences understand the uniqueness of the company and the variety of services we can offer.

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Celebrating Culture, Colour & Creativity

Posted: Thursday 10th Mar 2011

The final preparations are being put in place for Ireland's largest celebration of Holi - a traditional Indian festival marking the arrival of Spring. The event will feature a packed, show-stopping, fun-filled day of entertainment including live music and dance, international food and a craft market.

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Funding received through Minority Ethnic Development Fund

Posted: Tuesday 8th Mar 2011

ArtsEkta is proud to officially announce that the organisation has secured development and project funding from the Office of the First & Deputy First Minister through the Minority Ethnic Development Fund.

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