WARRINGTON Ethnic Communities Association’s “Mela” will return to Palmyra Square in the town centre next month.
Organisers are hoping the event from 11am-5pm on Sunday, August 14, will be the biggest and best yet after missing the past two years due to the pandemic.
One of the organisers Cllr Mo Hussain, General secretary of Warrington Ethnic Communities Association WECA said: “It’s a fantastic feeling to be able to organise this amazing event after 2 years break due to Covid 19 pandemic.
“The last Mela was held in 2019 when we saw more than 2000 people attending the event. We are hoping to see a bigger turnout this year.
“People attending this year’s Mela can expect to see a fantastic line-up of Bollywood singers, bhangra dancers, South Indian drummers, magic henna tattooing, a colourful parade, and of course, the spicy aroma of world food prepared on site for everyone to sample, as well as so much more.
“Also, many different local and regional service providers, including the police and fire service will be holding information stalls.
“It is really pleasing to see this event being supported by so many, including Warrington Borough Council, the community initiative fund, police and crime commissioner David Dwyer and Warrington Bid
A very Big thank you to Warrington Bid for supporting us this year .
“When this event started nine years ago as a small community event, we did not anticipate for it to grow so big and it is now attracting people and stall holders both locally and nationally.”