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06 November 2023

Lighting up with Diwali celebrations

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Join us across Northern Ireland as we mark the auspicious festival of Light – Diwali with an extravaganza of feast of food, music, dance and family fun ✨ Diwali is joyous celebration that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Check out where to find us ⬇️ 🪔 Festival of Light at the Riverside Theatre […]

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18 October 2023

We are looking for a new Finance Officer

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THE ROLE The Finance Officer is a key role within the organisation to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the charity. The main focus of this role is financial management for the senior management team. The officer will be responsible for the day to day finances of the charity which has a turnover of […]

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13 October 2023

Spooktastic fun ahead for Halloween 2023

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Join us at events across Northern Ireland as we celebrate Halloween with special performances and cultural activities to mark the Mexican Day of the Dead and Indian Diwali celebrations. Check out where we will be this year.   Féile an Phobail parade in Belfast on Friday 27 October from 6pm at Spórtlann na hÉireann, followed […]

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Nisha wins Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award

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The first Minorities Recognition Awards in Northern Ireland (MRANI), designed to celebrate and acknowledge professionals and businesses from diverse ethnic minority backgrounds, was held on October 7th at Stormont Hotel. Founder and CEO of ArtsEkta, Nisha Tandon OBE, was awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to racial equality in Northern Ireland in a […]

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04 October 2023

Art Route Collective meet Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah from Jordan

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The Conway Education Centre was honoured to host a visit by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah from Jordan. Queen Rania met with children and young people from Conway’s Homework club for refugee families, with refugee and asylum-seeking students of Conway’s adult education programme and members of ArtsEkta‘s Art Route Collective to learn about the […]

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30 August 2023

Belfast Mela ends on a high at Botanic Gardens

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The largest celebration of cultural diversity on the island of Ireland drew to a close at Botanic Gardens last Sunday with the traditional Mela Day, sponsored by Sensata Technologies, where thousands gathered for a day of music, food, theatre, arts and dance. Botanic Gardens was once again transformed into a global party of music, dance, […]

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06 July 2023

Celebrating Refugee Week across Northern Ireland

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ArtsEkta were delighted to participate in the 25th anniversary of Refugee Week between the 19th – 25th June. We delivered a whole range of events that celebrated what compassion looks like in action. The events demonstrated that together we can create a shared understanding of compassion to ensure we are extending it widely to all. […]

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30 June 2023

Entrepreneurship programme supports emerging social businesses

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Discover Develop Design Deliver is a unique partnership between ArtsEkta and JoinHer that aims to address the challenges faced by underrepresented entrepreneurs, particularly women from Global Majority backgrounds. With funding provided by Ulster Bank’s Enterprise Fund, the programme is pioneered by two of the most influential voices on Ethnic Minority Communities in NI;  Nisha Tandon […]

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15 June 2023

ArtsEkta CEO awarded honorary degree for public service

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Queen’s University Belfast, one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities awarded Nisha Tandon, founder andChief Executive of ArtsEkta an honorary Doctorate for services to the minority ethnic sector in Northern Ireland. ArtsEkta set up by Nisha, is one of the […]

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24 April 2023

A wonderland of diversity awaits as Mela returns to Belfast

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Belfast Mela is returning to the city for its 13th year with organisers saying it will transform its venue.

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20 April 2023

New music collaboration to showcase unique blend of Sufi and Celtic music

New music collaboration to showcase unique blend of Sufi and Celtic music Image

ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland’s leading cultural diversity charity, has announced the cancellation of this year’s 14th Belfast Mela, which was due to take place on Sunday August 30th at Botanic Gardens.

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