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Loughborough Mela 2011


Added by on 21-04-2011
This year's Mela is planned for Sunday 31st July and promises to be a great feast of colour, music, dance and entertainment.

For the third time, the event will take place in Loughborough Town Centre and will be publicised across the whole of Charnwood. The Loughborough Mela is a partnership event presented by the communities in Loughborough and Charnwood Borough Council, Human Rights & Equalities Charnwood, Voluntary Action Charnwood, Charnwood Neighbourhood Housing and Charnwood Arts.

Whilst the core of the Mela remains a celebration of Asian culture and entertainment it will include a wide variety of music and dancing from across the world.

In addition, there will be fairground rides, a wide variety of food and specialist market stalls, children’s activities and the usual friendly relaxed and harmonious atmosphere.

Rebecca Abrahams from Charnwood Arts said ‘the Mela is a great occasion for all the family with such a wide variety of performances, activities for the kids and an opportunity for all of us to come together and celebrate our local communities. Charnwood has so much to offer and has a wealth of talent that we should all celebrate. So come and enjoy an afternoon out! The Town Centre location has made such a difference to the Mela it makes it so accessible for everyone to both enjoy and join in.’

“Mela” is a Sanskrit word meaning to get together and is mainly used in the UK for a multicultural festival incorporating different aspects of British Asian culture. However, Loughborough Mela 2011 is aimed at promoting, celebrating and bringing together ALL of the communities in Charnwood.”

Further information or if you wish to volunteer on the day, help in the organising, perform or have a stall please contact Varsha Parmar on 01509 261651 during office hours or email to info@humanrightsandequalitiescharnwood.org