© Nick Greenwood Hopscotch, Light Night, by Balbir Singh at Yorkshire Dance.

We are delighted to bring Hopscotch to Newcastle Mela 2021.

Newcastle Mela is an incredible two day event that takes place every year during the August Bank Holiday weekend in Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. The event is inspired by Pakistani, Bengali, Indian and other South Asian cultures, and the perfect melting pot for the outdoors family-friendly performance, Hopscotch.

Based on the children’s playground game, this fun piece has two dancers and a musician bringing hopscotch to life in an unusual way. The ingredients are a hopscotch board, a musician with a sign saying NOT ALLOWED and two dancers with lots of chalk.

Explore the stories behind the numbers and consider what happens to our sense of play as we grow older.

Where and when:

Saturday 28th August at 12.40pm and 2.45pm, at Mela in the City – Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5AF.

Sunday 29th August at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, at Mela, Exhibition Park, Claremont Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PZ.


Photo: Nick Greenwood