THE annual Warrington Mela attracted a fantastic turnout as it brought the town together in a multi-cultural celebration.
This year the Warrington Mela organisers promised “The biggest and best ever “ and it did not disappoint. On what turned into a lovely late summers afternoon the festival began with its customary procession from the Town hall to Queens Gardens and was headed by local dignitaries including the Mayor and Mayoress of warrington Cllr Les and Mrs Gwyn Morgan. They were accompanied by the WECA drum band and a parade of dancers with parasols, onlookers were treated to a cacophony of sound and colour.
Now in its seventh year this annual celebration of Global and local culture in has gone from strength to strength providing great food, entertainment, information and fun for the 30+ nationalities represented.
Event organiser Mo Hussein said: “ It’s a fantastic turnout, it is all about bringing everyone together, especially with what is going on in the world right now. We can’t change the world but if we can bring everyone together in Warrington it’s a start.”
On the stage the large crowd was treated to a whole world of entertainment with dancers, singers and musicians from all parts of the planet performing their acts. Food vendors not only catered for the hungry throng, they filled the air with exotic and familiar aromas.
When asked for his opinion, the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Les Morgan replied “ I feel so privileged to be involved in the Warrington MELA. It was a great honour to lead the parade from the Town Hall to the Queens Gardens and to open the event. So much work goes into bringing events like this together. All credit to Mo Hussain and his colleagues . Also congratulations to the exhibitors for the wonderful food and other things on show. Well done all.”
So yet another fantastic community event in Warrington this year, which have brought joy, laughter, fun and cohesion to our wonderful town.
Posted by Warrington worldwide on Sunday, September 24, 2017