Tucked away in the tropical scenery of Botanic the Fantasy Forest makes a welcome return to the Mela. This is a magical children's arts experience featuring a diverse programme of interactive nature-inspired creative arts workshops, delivered by visual artists, craft people, dancers, musicians and storytellers.
Highlights of the FANTASY FOREST includes:
Street theatre shows from Mugenkyo Japanese Taiko Drummers and Afrikan Village Warriors
Dance, movement and singing workshops showcasing cultures and traditions from all over the world
International storytellers feature in the The Storytelling Tree with traditional stories from across the world
Performances and workshops from India, Eastern Europe, China, Japan and the Philippines.
Feast your eyes on The Fantastical Creatures, our ongoing public arts installation created by ArtsEkta with communities and schools from across Northern Ireland. With a specially created discovery map for young kids, journey around The Fantasy Forest and see if you can spot the creatures from every corner of the globe.