This year’s Mela is planned for Sunday 10th June and
promises to be an even greater feast of colour, music, dance and
For the fourth 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 Arts and local community groups and individuals.
Whilst the core of the Mela remains a celebration of Asian culture,
entertainment will include a wide variety of music and dancing from across the world.
In addition, there will be fairground rides, food and specialist market stalls and the usual friendly relaxed and harmonious atmosphere.
We are pleased to have Leylah Bhamra, last year’s Mela co-ordinator back on board again.
Quoting Leylah, “We hope that by continuing to hold the event in
the middle of town will afford easier access to both the local community and the citizens of the borough. She urges all to attend, saying where else can you see both professional and local entertainers for free? Charnwood’s an amazingly rich and diverse community and the Council believes we should celebrate together and share in that joy wholeheartedly and we hope our Town Centre will be thronged with happy families and friends.”
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 2012 is aiming at promoting, celebrating and bringing together ALL the communities in Charnwood and will be a part of other events leading up to the
Further information or if you wish to volunteer on the day, help in the
organising, perform or have a stall please contact either Varsha Parmar or Leylah Bhamra on 01509 261651 during office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org