Asian Community Events

bangla musicOur local Asian community has two annual events coming up in the near future. The Eastleigh Mela Festival takes place on 6th July at Leigh Road recreation ground. Full details can be found here.  Just under a week later, on Saturday 12th July 2014, Southampton’s Hoglands Park will come alive as Art Asia presents the 12th Southampton Mela Festival.  Again, full details may be found by following this link.

These events are open to all, and they are best summed up by a quote from the Eastleigh event’s webpage:eastleigh mela

“We believe that community ownership is important and is an opportunity to celebrate the similarities and respect for each other.

We therefore thrive to be a place where we can showcase regional dancers/ music and provide opportunities for local artists and performers to demonstrate their skills and talents.

We hope to promote Community integration and harmony by celebrating Eastleigh’s rich heritage and communities.

The Mela also gives us an opportunity to advance better understanding of each other through the medium of music, traditional dance and sharing of food.”

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