Surtal Arts

Asian Arts Festival

One day outdoor FREE Asian Arts Festival in Derby which bring people together & share an unique day of Asian dance and music performance, arts & craft,fashion and food in the heart of city centre, aim is to promote integration, social cohesion and respect for city's diverse multicultural community.

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It ran from 1:30 AM, 14 January 2011 to 8:26 PM, 14 June 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1121010)


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Raising awareness of South Asian arts and culture, improving integration and respect for diversity. The city's BME arts are promoted in a very adhoc manner. City has a fair share of youth gang culture problem and with negative perception of the Muslims in media posses added problem for the Asian young people in the community.


The festival is youth focussed and it is one way involving young people in an Asian arts project or festival. We are working with schools, community groups and youth services making sure young people have access to professional artists to work with and receive guidance and support to devise cross cultural dance & music pieces to showcase at festival.Festival is FREE, OPEN and will be held at the heart of the city centre, encouraging everyone to attend and share and celebrate Asian arts and cult