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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
»The magic of the mela returns to the borough with a line-up of top cultural music, food and entertainment.
Prince of Bhangra Jazzy B is among the host of stars due to perform at the East London Mela Festival, in Barking Park, Longbridge Road, on Sunday July 1 from midday until 8pm.
Other acts include Asad Shan, ‘Zing TV Presenter and Bollwood star, and musician Imran Khan.
Aimed at families from diverse ethnic communities, the event will feature a main live concert stage with community, information and food trade stands throughout the park.
Each year about 10,000 people attend the event, which is supported by Archant London, publishers of the Post.
Ray Siddique, managing director of Asian Star 101.6FM, which organises the East London Mela Festival, said: “This year’s mela boasts a varied and huge line up of musical talents and is targeted at the whole community.
“A phenomenal line up of not only national but international acclaimed artists will take to the huge music stage.”
He explained Barking Park would be transformed in to a “fantastic theme park” to create a family fun day irrespective of ethnic background or religion.
Other attractions include a funfair with fire breathers, stilt walkers and a stone lifting demonstration, childrens rides with inflatables, Asian food displays, clothing and Afro-Carribean food stands.
Parking is available on site and entry is £5 per adult, children under 12 cost £3 amd under 5s go free.
The event is organised by Ray C PR as part of East London Festival London Ltd.
n To book tickets call the box office on 01753 362 362 of the East London Mela Enquiry Hotline Monday to Friday on 07841 918 434. Find out more at www.eastlondon-mela.com. Full line-up inside this week’s Barking and Dagenham Post.
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