South Asian Celebration: Belgrade Theatre Mela returns for 2018

Following its growing success over the last four years, the popular Belgrade Mela returns for summer 2018 with another vibrant celebration of South Asian culture and cuisine.

Running from 12-5pm on Saturday 21 July, this free event offers something for all ages, with everything from dancing and drums to kids’ crafts and chai in another jam-packed programme of hands-on family fun.

Expect a mix of familiar features and brand new activities for 2018, with opportunities to make some noise with Dhol drums, pick up some moves in our fun-fuelled Bollywood and Fusion dance workshops, or learn a few words in a new language. As ever, there’ll also be a range of stalls to browse and pick up some unique purchases.

This year’s event will also include the chance to explore a new exhibition presented by Warwick University on the theme of Colonial Hangover. Accompanying the exhibition will be a special talk, involving elements of spoken word poetry.

Feeling hungry? Don’t miss out on fantastic food and drink available at the Belgrade Theatre café, including a brand new Afternoon Chai offering. This delicious desi twist on a traditional afternoon tea brings together Eastern and Western elements, with a menu combining cake and sandwiches with samosas, pakoras, bhajis and chai.

The 2018 Belgrade Mela runs at the Belgrade Theatre 12-5pm on Saturday 21 July, and is free to attend. For more information, visit the website at www.belgrade.co.uk.