Mela Programme

 

Main Stage

 

 

  • MAIN STAGE 2018
    HOSTED AND PRESENTED BY ZEE TV

 

 

Timings

SATURDAY 21st JULY 2018

Timings

SUNDAY 22nd JULY 2018

13.00

Manchester Desi Group
Silverfinger Singh
Yasin Khan
Major Maan

13.00

D&S Dholis
Daljit Atwal
Sonia Sharma
Jin and Seetal

14.00

Ozzy Raja
Sasha d shiva
Ranbir Daskai
Dean JJ
Prachi and Nisha
Jennifer Franklin
Miz Diva
Formal opening by Lord Mayor of Manchester

14.00

RaY
Bhangracize
Raja Naeem Gujrati
Shubrah
Usman Raja
Asha J
Desi Ma
Sonaash

16.00

Dhol Drum
Brotherhood
Rzi Riz
Rocky Mir
Asif Khan
Sinjini Chakraborty
Larosh Rajpoot.
Jyoti
Desi Nach

16.00

Surinder Rattan
Punjabi Roots Academy
Hussnain Lahori
Bollywood Belles
Akram Rahi
Tasha Tah
Navin Kundra

18.00

Dhol Drum
Fahad Javed
Arslan Baig
Sher Yar Khan
B21
Rameet

18.00

MAIN STAGE CLOSED DUE TO SOUND RESTRICTIONS

Kabbadi, Tug of War and DESI STREET MELA by Global Grooves will take place on the field

20.00

Sona Walia
Arjun

20.00

Sama Blake

Juggy D

21.00

CLOSE

21.00

CLOSE

 

 

Chai Serai

 

ZEE MANCHESTER MEGA MELA 2018



CHAI SERAI STAGE 2018


Stage Presenters: Marcus Nisar & Abid Hussain

Timings

SATURDAY 21st JULY 2018

Timings

SUNDAY 22nd JULY 2018

13:00

Sharmista Bhattacharjee's students
Sunny Sharma
Kajal Sharma Students
Trishna Kuppuswany
Manchester Desi Group- children
Manchester Desi Group -teenagers
Manchester Desi Group -adults

13:00

Chetona UK Manchester
Gouri Gosh’s Group
Aimz Bolly Dance group
Sharmista Bhattacharjee’s Students
Madhumita
Kajal Sharma Students

15:00

Sonia's group - children
Sonia's group- teenagers
Silver finger Singh
Sinjini Chakraborty
Major Maa
Prachi and Nisha
Desi Nach
Arslan Baig

15:00

Punjab Roots Academy
Sonia Sharma
Bollywood Belles
D+S Dholis and Mascot
Asha J
Jin and Seetal
Sonaash

 

15:00

Miz Diva
Ranbir Daskai
Jennifer Franklin
Asif-K
Brotherhood

15:00

Shubra
Surinder Rattan
Daljit Atwal
Hussnain Lahori

06:00

Close

18.30

Close

 

Arts & Craft Marquee

 

ZEE MANCHESTER MEGA MELA 2018

Programmed by Susan Ferguson

Timings

SATURDAY 21 JULY 2018

Timings

SUNDAY 22 JULY 2017

12:00 - 18:30

Greetings Card Making by Aisha Shah

12:00 - 18:30

Greetings Card Making by Aisha Shah

 

Henna painting by Mehzabin Bux

 

Henna painting by Mehzabin Bux

 

Henna painting by Asia Javed

 

Henna painting by Asia Javed

 

Face Painting by artists from Create and Play

 

Face Painting by artists from Create and Play

 

Print your own traditional letterpress postcard with Lost Heritage

 

Print your own traditional letterpress postcard with Lost Heritage

 

The art of quilling by Taruna Shah

 

The art of quilling by Taruna Shah

 

Craft making with Chaitali Mehta

 

Craft making with Chaitali Mehta

 

Craft your own bee with Create & Play

 

Craft your own bee with Create & Play

 

Make your own little clay pot with Manchester Craft & Design Centre

 

Make your own little clay pot with Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Kite making by Chrissy Webster

Kite making by Chrissy Webster

Join Rubbish Revamped to get creative with stuff that normally gets thrown away

 

Mandela badge making by Venessa
Scott

 

Make and take home a Temple Bell bracelet with Z Arts

 

Join HOME to make things inspired by animated films

 

Join HOME to make things inspired by animated films

 

Circus themed workshop with Contact Theatre

 

Circus themed workshop with Contact Theatre

 

Coding through Pattern Craft workshop by Madlab

 

Coding through Pattern Craft workshop by Madlab

Get crafty and create your very own badge or print inspired by Manchester Museum’s collections

Craft activities themed around the Lowry's summer show of 'What The Ladybird Heard'

Get crafty and create your very own badge or print inspired by Manchester Museum’s collections

 

Let the Whitworth inspire you to get creative

 

Let the Whitworth inspire you to get creative .

 

Be inspired to create by People's History Museum

 

Be inspired to create by People's History Museum

The art of Batik by Rita Patel

The art of Batik by Rita Patel

Crafts by Manchester Libraries

 

Flag making by Hannah Bold

 

Flag making by Hannah Bold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF ZEE MANCHESTER MEGA MELA 2018

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF ZEE MANCHESTER MEGA MELA 2018

MAIN STAGE

The Main Stage Programme is being hosted and presented by ZEE TV. Some of the biggest names on the UK and international Asian entertainment scene will perform over both days. Artists from all 5 countries - Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka will enthral the audience with their show-stopping performances.

CHAI SERAI MARQUEE

The Chai Serai Marquee, with a chai cafe and seating provisions, gives the mela-goers an opportunity to relax and enjoy a community led stage programme of folklore, classical and contemporary dance and music.

Performances by local school children are an added attraction.

ARTS & CRAFT MARQUEE

The Arts & Crafts Marquee is an activity centre comprising of various Arts & Crafts Workshops, amongst other activities throughout the day. This marquee is always very popular with people of all ages, as it offers free henna painting, rangoli, card making, face painting and balloon modelling.

Other attractions include:

Activities by Z ARTS

This year Z-arts visual artists will deliver a craft Temple Bell bracelet making activity throughout the day. These handmade pieces of jewellery are musical linked craft bells that can be kept and worn at home.

Paper Crafts by Taruna Shah

Come and enjoy the Art of Quilling - making cards, jewellery and fridge magnets. Also craft from paper rolling and book folding plus Stone Rangoli

What the Ladybird Heard by The Lowry

Craft activities themed around the Lowry's summer show of 'What the Ladybird Heard'. You'll be making puppets and masks.

The People's History Museum

The People's History Museum is the national museum of democracy and the home of ideas worth fighting for. Taking inspiration from the colourful banners on display in the galleries they'll be inviting families to work together to create a giant banner inspired by the question What's important to you?

Greetings cards by Aisha Shah

With the help of Aisha Shah, you will be making greetings cards using a selection of papers, tissue, handmade made papers, ribbons, fabrics, and stick on letters and designs.

Workshops by Chrissy Webster

The mixed media artist Chrissy Webster will be featuring a mehndi lantern activity. It can be coloured and embellished with a variety of recycled trims and strings. Repurposing materials is an important ethical element of creativity.

Henna by Asia Javed & Mehzabin Bux

These henna artists will provide free henna service and create designs combining traditional and modern patterns. Applying glitter for a sparkly touch.

Crafts by Manchester Libraries

Manchester Central Library and Archives+ work with children, families, young people and schools to promote the library and archives and make Central Library a place people want to visit.

In the craft marquee they will be making dream catchers to take home and catch your dreams.

Interactive workshops by Contact Theatre

CONTACT are set to take over Upper Campfield Market with their show Tipping Point which mixes aerial circus, break dance martial arts and Shaolin stick fighting. This exciting show has inspired the crafting and circus skills activities that they are bringing to the 2018 Mela.

Flag making by Hannah Bold

Encouraging participation and inspiring creativity, Hannah will help you to create flags of different nations.

PatternCraft by MADLAB

Inspired by textile and computing heritage, PatternCraft is a make-it-yourself analogue to digital punchcard reader. It's a tool for learning the fundamentals of computing and code, and a base for developing interactive projects. We'll be teaching kids (and adults) the fundamentals of computing through punched paper and minecraft.

Workshops by HOME

HOME is Manchester's arts and entertainment venue for people from all walks of life to enjoy local, national and international theatre, cinema and visual art all under one roof.

This year HOME will be bringing a Family Friendly activity to the Mela inspired by Films coming up in their Family Film programme. They'll be making masks, puppets and hanging decorations inspired by animated films!

Interactive activity by Chaitali Mehta

Chaitali is bringing her workshop to the MELA. You'll be able to make all sorts of things from soft toys out of old socks to flower vases from glass jars and origami finger puppets and friendship bracelets. Something for everyone.

Manchester Museum

Badge & Printmaking with Manchester Museum
Get crafty and create your very own badge or print inspired by Manchester Museum's collections.
Free, family, drop in.

The Whitworth

The Whitworth brings 2 days of conversations, making and getting hands-on with amazing objects from the collection.

Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Make your own little clay pot with Manchester Craft & Design Centre, experimenting with different textures and shapes to make a memento of your Manchester Mega Mela day out.

Badge making by Venessa Scott

Mandela badge making by Venessa. Come and have a go at it.

Rubbish Revamped

Join Rubbish Revamped to get creative with stuff that normally gets thrown away. Learn how to make snazzy button bracelets, upcycle a juice carton into a handy wallet or turn an old CD and office files into a cheerful-looking snail.

Crafting with Taruna Shah

Cards and paper craft using quilling technique and paper strips. Bengals are made from plastic bottles using silk thread, beads and nail polish.

Don't forget to visit the arts and crafts marquee!

IN THE DHOL DRUMS BY AJAY CHHABRA

Created by Walk the Plank and Dhol Academy in association with Nutkhut.
The largest Dhol drum in the world arrives at the Mela. Accompanied by an ensemble of Dhol drummers, this award winning show has been seen by thousands. Be prepared to be amazed as the Dhol drum twists and turns and will surprise audiences young and old.

Mela Partnership 2018

The Mela Partnership is dedicated to commissioning, touring and presenting high quality outdoor work and supporting festivals and events that transform small towns and cities throughout the UK.
The Mela Partnership is a national touring programme supported by Arts Council England

DESI STREET MELA

A project commissioned by Manchester Mega Mela

Join us for our DESI STREET MELA on Sunday 22 July 6pm - 8pm.

As our main stage takes a short break, the festival field will spring into to life with street entertainment, carnival and more. Dance with our stilt walking Elephants or head over to help our ringmasters tame their Bengal Tiger. Be amazed as curiosities, puppets and beasts appear around every corner culminating in a colourful and vibrant carnival performance.

You will be guaranteed to bump into creatures and desi delights of all types, while you shop till you drop at our wide selection of festival stalls and food vendors to recharge your batteries before our final main stage acts of the weekend.

The Desi Street Mela is produced by Global Grooves in association with Manchester Mega Mela. Supported by Arts Council England.

The Desi Carnival has been produced by Global Grooves in partnership with The Manchester Mega Mela.

About Global Grooves

Since 2003, Global Grooves has brought inspirational Carnival practice from around the world into communities across the North. They are passionate about embracing authentic, diverse art forms with integrity and respect, and to developing a distinctive UK Carnival aesthetic.

Their mission: to unite and empower individuals and communities through opportunities to experience and create inspirational art: in particular diverse music, dance, visual arts, and Carnival.







DO JOIN IN THE FUN

STALLS

A huge selection of food stalls will be serving a mouth-watering range of authentic South Asian food. Trading stalls will also offer a wide range of products from traditional and contemporary clothing to music and crafts.

FUNFAIR

The MMM Funfair provides all-round enjoyment for people of all ages! There's a wide variety of rides to choose form, including roller coasters, slides and bumper cars. Bring your family and friends along to have a go on the exciting rides!

SPORTS

For sports lovers, the TUG OF WAR and KABBADI will take place on SUNDAY between 6.00 pm to 8.00pm

ENJOY THE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE!

 

 

Please Note: the programme may change due to unavoidable circumstances

 

 

 

Bangladesh

Greater

Manchester

Bangladesh

Association

India

Indian

Association

Manchester

Nepal

Nepalese

Association UK

Himalayan Yeti

Pakistan

Pakistani

Community Center

(Longsight)

Lanka

Sri Lanka - UK

Friendship

Association

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