Swindon Mela is on – pass it on


Saturday 14th September 2013


The event is free but a £2.00 donation per adult is very welcome.





The Showcase Stage is all about showing the as-tounding wealth of local and regional Asian artistic talent. A wonderful mix of Bhangra, Bollywood, tradi-tional music and dance.

With traditional singing and dancing of Bholiyan (ode) from Punjab to the fast and energetic Rass Garba of Gu-jarat the Showcase Stage is the place to be for the Mela’s 10th Anniversary. Drawn from diverse backgrounds, the performances present dy-namic choreography, numerous costume changes, and pulsating music and dance, ranging from contemporary Bollywood to tradi-tional Asian dances that are true to their roots.


Come and join us on stage to take part in our most popular Bollywood dance workshop for young and old.

Come Bind With Me ….

A fun session providing an op-portunity for couples from the audience to show their saree ty-ing skills …….with a difference!!!

Coordinated by Kamla Ladwa and compared by Kizzy Kukreja

Swindon Mela is more than music and dance. There are plenty of ways to explore and enjoy a wide range of Asian inspired activities.

Coordinated by Mina Bhogal and Kakaub Dean the Zone offers activities throughout the day that include Turban Tying by Swindon Gurdwara, Carrom Board workshops, Sari Tying and Henna workshops by the Swindon Tamil Association.




Learn how to cook good basic healthy dishes with Terri Rhind; local leader and consultant for a national food tasting company. Entertaining and informative in her demonstrations Terri creates some authentic culinary dishes that are quite likely to have you experimenting on family and friends. Join in the fun by getting involved in the Peda workshop; a wonderful and delicious Mithai (sweet) that are very popular around Diwali.