GemArts Masala Festival celebrates South Asian literature

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GemArts Masala Festival, happening this month in Newcastle and Gateshead, is to bring a mix of the very finest South Asian Arts and Culture to the North East. Taking place 11 to 17 July, the programme is packed with award-winning international poets, specially curated LGBT short film screenings and discussions.

Literary highlights include Identity, Politics and Mythology, an evening of poetry with Moniiza Alvi, Amali Rodrigo and Arundhathi Subramaniam, taking place on Thursday 14 July at Newcastle University’s Culture Lab. For full listings of workshops and demonstrations, visit or call 0191 440 4124