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The Mela: Free Henna & Crafts PLUS Bollywood Dancers & Music

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Mela at Fishergate
Sat 29 Jun 2024
Location: Fishergate Shopping Centre
Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Mark your calendars! The vibrant Mela is coming to Fishergate Shopping Centre on Saturday 29th June, from 12pm to 2pm. This free event promises a lively atmosphere filled with South Asian music, dance, and cultural activities.

Get ready for:

  • Free Crafts: Unleash your creativity with fun and engaging craft activities suitable for all ages.
  • Free Henna: Adorn yourself with beautiful henna designs, a traditional South Asian art form.
  • Live Performances: Immerse yourself in the energetic beats of dhol players and the dazzling moves of Bollywood dancers.

The Mela has a rich history in Preston, dating back to 1997. It began thanks to the dedication of local activists who championed South Asian culture since the 1970s, with the Guild playing a pivotal role in its early years. Over the years, the Mela has blossomed into a beloved community event, attracting a diverse audience and fostering a sense of unity between Preston’s various communities.

This event is more than just a celebration; it’s a vibrant tapestry of South Asian arts, music, dance, culture, and heritage. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of the Mela firsthand!