The Swindon Mela is delighted to announce that MINI Plant Swindon has pledged its support for this year’s event celebrating Asian arts and culture.
The Mela, which takes place on Saturday 14 September at the Town Gardens in Old Town, is a highlight in Swindon’s cultural calendar.
As well as the entertainment, visitors will be able to enjoy the gastronomic delights of food stalls selling mouth watering delicacies from Punjab, Gujarat, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Goa.
Pictured: Foreground – Jo Johal, Mela Fundraising Group; Mina Bhogal, Swindon Mela Company Secretary; Jaspal Singh Bhui, Chair of the Swindon Mela; Chris Mark, Plant Manager MINI Plant Swindon.
Background – Dancers from the Punjabi Event Club Swindon
Mina Bhogal, Mela Company Secretary, said: "We are delighted that this year’s event will go ahead as planned and we welcome MINI Plant Swindon as the principal sponsor.
“This year’s event promises to be the best yet with a strong line up of stars, a huge wealth of local talent, as well as many other attractions. This is an important event for Swindon as it provides the perfect opportunity for all communities to come together to celebrate the finest of South Asian arts and culture.”
Kimberley Ragousis, Communications Manager at MINI Plant Swindon, said: “The Swindon Mela is a real community event and, as part of that local community, we are very proud to be able to support the festival this year."
Visitors can stroll around the Mela Bazaar; a shopper’s paradise with a wide variety of Asian products from over 30 stalls selling contemporary and traditional clothing, fashion jewellery, arts and crafts, musical instruments, pickles and ornaments.
There is something for everyone including unique henna and body art stalls, beauty therapists offering facials, threading and nail art. Information stalls from voluntary groups, charities, colleges and organisation promoting health and well being will also be present.
Those wanting a rest from the vibrant entertainment have the option of the Mela Health Zone, which offers the chance to try out alternative therapies such as Thai Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Reiki including workshops in Tai Chi and Shiatsu and this year we are proud to announce the Hindu deity ‘Sariswati’ will be on display.
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