Saturday 7 June Sunday 8 2014 Centre Square Middlesbrough in association with Middlesbrough College
Welcome to the 2014 Middlesbrough Mela
in association with Middlesbrough College Welcome to the 2014 Middlesbrough Mela in association with Middlesbrough College. Middlesbrough Mela has become the largest and most spectacular multicultural festival in the North East. Last year’s event saw record numbers of attendees – over 50,000. Held at Centre Square in the heart of Middlesbrough Town Centre, the Mela brings world class music, local talent, a Mela Bazaar and a range of activities for the family to enjoy. Saturday Mela on 7 June is dedicated to health and wellbeing. Professionals and community groups will be showcasing their fantastic skills in dance, sport and more on the main stage. You can also take part in a wide range of workshops and activities across the site. This year we introduce the first Mela Parade thanks to support from Arts Council England, Thirteen Group, The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic
Foundation and the help of dedicated volunteers and community groups. Enjoy music, performers and special surprises moving the celebrations out of the main site and into the streets. Sunday 8 June sees a world-class line up of music acts take to the main stage, including The Shama Rahman Band, Intenso, Hussnain Lahori, Any Aman, Oshin Mehta, The Bollywood Belles, Apache Indian, and many more hosted by Ameet Chana. Throughout both days you can enjoy the fashions, food, crafts & international wares available in the Mela Bazaar. Take a look at some of the local talents promoted by Humanah CIC on the community stage, or enjoy fairground rides, inflatables and other activities around the site. The Middlesbrough Mela promises to be yet another fantastic weekend – we would love to see you there!
Naveed Hussain, Mela Management Committee Chair person The Mela Management Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous support from Middlesbrough College, Middlesbrough Council Cultural Services, Cleveland Police, Teesside University, Arts Council England, Thirteen, The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, The Middlesbrough & Teeside Philanthropic Foundation and Healthy Living Pharmacies. We also extend our thanks and appreciation to mima, Centre Square and our volunteers. Sponsors:
Mela Management Committee: Naveed Hussain, Zafar Uddin, Satnam Singh, Kash Patel, Steve Thompson, Philip Douglas, Leanne Littlewood, Shamal Biswas, Naeem Pervaiz, Liz Hall, Raza Rashid, Umar Suleman and Adal Khaliq. The committee wishes to extend their thanks and best wishes to Judith Croft and Bob Eastwood for their contribution to the event over the years. Funders:
MELA PARADE SUPPORTED BY www.thirteengroup.co.uk
12:00 - 12:30 Saturday 7 June 2014 Join the crowds, the peacock and the elephant to celebrate Middlesbroughâ€™s first ever Mela Parade. This new addition to the Mela launches the 24th year of Middlesbrough Mela, which this year brings together 13 groups, of over 200 participants and volunteers, to celebrate the diversity of Middlesbrough through the theme of colour and pattern.
Please see page 6 for route map Programmed by Mileva Donachie in partnership with the Middlesbrough Mela Association.
The Saturday Active Mela is a great chance to try something new! Listed below are a host of activities to participate in and performances to watch. Wilson Street
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STAGE PROGRAMME Hosted by Sandeep from Spice FM 12:30 - 17:00 A vibrant programme of dance, sports displays and music acts from the local community, performing works that are contemporary, traditional and everything in between. Featuring: Bradley School Of Dance, Earthbeat Theatre Company, Zoe Bellamy School Of Ballet, Wreckonize, Fracture Theatre, Groovy Babies and many moreâ€Ś boromela.co.uk
EVENING ACTS 17:00 - 19:00
LOCAL GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN THE DAY
Special Mela Art Trolley
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 June, 13:00-16:00
12:00 - 17:00
An afternoon of family fun in mima. Celebrate the Mela with feathers and sparkles. All ages welcome, just drop in, FREE.
Teesside University presents the Multi Use Games Arena near the big screen Football, Short Tennis, Dodgeball, Penalty Shoot Outs and ‘Keepy – Up’ Competitions
For a full list of workshops & activities please go to the information point on the day.
There will be a range of activities to participate in on the day. Stroll around the Mela festival site and find displays and activities from local groups such as: Billingham Trampoline Club, Ormesby Table Tennis, Powerhouse Dragon Boat Racing Club, Boxing with Natural Progression, Self-Defence with Steve Quinn, Tees Valley Mohawks and many more…
All activities were correct at time of printing.
Prayer room information Thanks to our kind sponsors Teesside University we are pleased to announce two prayer rooms will be available at the university 12:00 – 17:00 on Saturday & Sunday. An Islamic prayer room and a multi faith room are available on the university campus. For more information and directions please visit the information point at the Mela. Programmed by Joshua Mitcham in partnership with the Middlesbrough Mela Association.
SUNDAY PERFORMANCES Hosted by Ameet Chana Probably best remembered from either “Eastenders” or the box-office hit “Bend It Like Beckham.” He is no stranger to screen stardom having also appeared in a number of Bollywood films such as “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” and more recently a cameo appearance in “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” alongside Shah Rukh Khan. As an Actor, Director and Presenter he has many achievements already under his belt and is constantly in demand all over the world.
18:00 Apache Indian The ‘Don Raja’ himself Apache Indian was one of the earliest UK artists of Asian origin to make an impact on the charts with hits during the nineties such as ‘Boom Shack-A-Lak’, ‘Arranged Marriage’ and ‘Chok There’. This year he celebrates 25 years of success, where he has sold 11 million albums, had 7 British top 40 hits, been granted an Ivor Novello Award and more recently ‘A Lifetime Achievement Award.’ It is an honour and a privilege to have the legend that is Apache Indian headline the Middlesbrough Mela main stage.... You simply do not want to miss this one!!
Punjabi By Nature’s songs such as ‘Fitteh Moo’, ‘Aashiq’ and ‘Kaun Nachdi’ have topped charts, ruled dance floors and made their way into the hearts and minds of bhangra fans across the world. Having performed in almost every major city on this planet and bagged more awards than you can shake a stick at, they claim not to represent a particular sound or style but to reflect a true representation of today’s Brit Asian culture.
Born & raised in Manchester, emerging artist Intenso has already had an explosive No.1 smash hit “Thenu Thakia” produced by Rishi Rich. As a regular mainstay in the Top 5 of the UK Asian Download Charts. Intesto has quickly established himself as one of the hottest properties in the Desi Urban music scene.
San2 has grown up surrounded by music and his love of music saw him performing on ‘Star Ticket’ at the tender age of 8 in front of Samantha Mumba on the Disney Channel. His versatility knows no bounds, effortlessly able to switch from Hindi to English to Punjabi in a number of music genres.
International Pakistani artiste Hussnain grew up listening to the finest sufi rock band in Pakistan; ‘Junoon’. As a self taught musician he learnt how to play the guitar, keyboard and started singing having been vocally inspired by great artists such as Nusrat Fateh, Ali Khan, Sonu Nigam and Atif Aslam.
13:15 The Shama Rahman Band
14:15 & 15:30 Bollywood Belles
15:00 Oshin Mehta Oshin is one of the very few Asian female singer songwriters in the UK. At the age of fifteen she auditioned for the very first Indian Idol in New Delhi. The Desi touch in her songs is presented in an amazingly trendy manner, delivered beautifully with her tantalising voice.
The colour, atmosphere and beauty that is Bollywood is presented for your pleasure and enjoyment by the vibrant and glamorous Bollywood Belles. They pride themselves as being one of the UK’s most professional and high energy non asian bollywood groups bringing fully choreographed spell binding routines that will simply leave you mesmerised. So good, we thought we would put them on twice!
Masters of what they dub “Urban Folk” - mixing music from English, Bengali, Bulgarian and West African traditions. Singer/Sitarist/Composer Shama weaves stories that start life as poems and take flight as songs. Expect a performance of challenging musical beauty which has appealed to the Bengali diaspora in both Bangladesh and the UK.
Show starts 12:00 until 19:00 Guide times may be subject to change Programmed by Kash Patel as a member of the Middlesbrough Mela Association.
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Embracing the Divine:
Hindu, Faith & Devotion Until Sun 6 July, Tues - Sun, 9.30am - 4.30pm Last entry 4.15pm Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Dorman Museum / Free Colourful and fascinating displays of Hindu cultural material, including shrines, offerings and a model temple, supported by stunning photograghs of Hindu life in india today. Produced by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham in conjunction with the Hindu Cultural Centre, North Ormesby.
For more information Tel: 01642 813781 Email: dormanmuseum@ middlesbrough.gov.uk www.dormanmuseum.co.uk
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Public Transport - Nearest train station is Middlesbrough Station, TS1 1EG. Exit onto Albert Road and walk towards the town centre and university.
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Centre Square is situated off Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
By Car - Nearest major road is A66. From the A66 or the A19 head for Middlesbrough town centre. Please note Albert Road is closed for the duration of the festival.
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Parking - Please note that mima car park will be closed. Existing town centre car parking is in operation, for more information visit http://www.lovemiddlesbrough.com/parking Bikes - Bikes are welcome in Centre Square on Saturday but NO bikes will be allowed in centre square on Sunday. Disabled Access - Shopmobility is operating from Hill Street Shopping Centre, the site is accessible by wheelchairs & motability scooters.
Mela Information Sponsorship and Advertising - There are many sponsorship and advertising opportunities. For more information call the Mela on 01642 729135 or via our website.
www.boromela.co.uk www.lovemiddlesbrough.com We will try to make a summary of this document available in other languages, Braille or large print on request. Call 01642 729135 for details.