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Welcome to the 2013 Middlesbrough Mela
in association with Middlesbrough College Middlesbrough Mela has become one of the biggest and most spectacular multicultural festivals in the North East. Once again, this year offers a fabulous mix of music, food, fashion and fun. Set in the new location of Centre Square in the heart of Middlesbrough Town Centre, this year’s Mela brings you world class music, local talent, the Mela Bazaar full of stalls and a range of activities for the family to enjoy. The Saturday Sports Mela 8 June is dedicated to health and wellbeing, giving you a chance to participate and enjoy healthy activities. The day promises a vibrant programme of professionals and local groups showcasing their fantastic skills on the main stage. You can also take part in a wide range of workshops and activities across the site.
Sunday 9 June sees a world-class line up of music acts take to the main stage, including the Notorious Jatt, Elena Catalano, Heera, Navin Kundra, Kee, H – Dhami, and many more hosted by Bobby Friction. Throughout both Mela 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 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 The Mela Management Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous support from Middlesbrough College, Middlesbrough Council Cultural Services, Cleveland Police, Teesside University, Ramsdens, Healthy Living Pharmacies and Girl Guiding Cleveland. We also extend our thanks and appreciation to mima, Centre Square and our volunteers. Mela Management Committee: Naveed Hussain, Zafar Uddin, Satnam Singh,
Kash Patel, Steve Thompson, Judith Croft, Philip Douglas, Leanne Littlewood Diane Harker, Shamal Biswas, Raza Rashid, Umar Suleman, Bob Eastwood, Adal Khaliq and Shamin Ali. The committee wishes to extend their thanks and best wishes to Judith Croft, Festivals & Events Manager at Middlesbrough Council. Judith has supported and delivered the event alongside the committee for many years; we wish her well as she leaves her role with the Council after the festival.
The Saturday Sports Mela is a great chance to get active! Listed below are a host of activities to participate in and performances to watch.
MAIN STAGE PROGRAMME Compered by Sandeep from Spice FM 12 noon and 3pm An hour presentation of Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Tumbling, Martial Arts and Boxing
1.00pm and 4.00pm
2.00pm and 5.00pm
An hour showcase of Dance – Modern, Acro, Contemporary, Belly & Bollywood Dance
An hour showcase of Music & Singing
6.15pm We are Renegade & Bre
This 18 year old from Essex has supported Arjun & 780 crew amongst other club & festival gigs and has great reviews in East End & Metro.
Bre inﬂuenced by Gospel, Soul & R&B, he has supported Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Dj Ironik & Bashy and other events around the country.
LOCAL GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN THE DAY 1pm – 4pm mima Atrium mima’s Special Mela Art Trolley Experiment with sparkles & feathers at the Art Trolley to celebrate the Mela.
12 noon – 5pm Under the Big Screen Defying Gravity Tom is an amazing circus skills performer with shows throughout the day.
12noon – 5pm near the Big Screen
Other Activities : Cricket Volleyball Cycle Circuit – Inclusive bikes and KMX Karts Table Tennis Belly Dance workshops Dragon Boat ERGO Challenge with Powerhouse Dragon Boat Racing Club Running tasters Rugby Activities Fairground & Children’s Rides Football - Goals Soccer Centre Football Break Dance Workshop
Natural Progression Boxing Club displays
Local groups appearing on the day are: MYDANCE UK, Melissa Jacques School of Dance, Groovy Babies, Robson School of Dance, Urban Kaos, Middlesbrough Gym Club, Natural Progression Boxing Club, Acklam Rugby Club, Belly Dance Moves, Mirage Belly Dance, Yarm Martial Arts, What a Racquet, Ormesby Table Tennis Club, Redcar Gym Club, Yorkshire Cricket Club, Middlesbrough Athletics Club, Acklam Rugby Club, Tennis World, Acklam Tennis Club, Billingham Trampolining Club, Urban Voice, Egglescliffe Soul Band, Urban Rocks Dance Academy, Goals, Wreckonize and many more.
For a full list of workshops & activities please go to the information point on the day. 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 12pm – 7pm 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.
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Special Mela Art Trolley Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June, 1-4pm. An afternoon of family fun. Celebrate the Mela with feathers and sparkles. All ages welcome, just drop in, FREE.
Bollywood Dance Taster Classes Sunday 9 June. In and around mima, FREE. 1-1.30pm, 1.45-2.15pm, 2.30-3pm and 3.15-3.45pm Pick up one of our NEW FREE guides: An interactive family guide, a beginners guide to modern art and a guide to mima’s architecture. COMING SOON! Summer Sundays family offer… Visitmima.com / 01642 726 720
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SUNDAY PERFORMANCES Host – Bobby Friction Bobby Friction has made a career out of representing British Asian sound; on the turntables, as a recording artist and on-air. He is better known for his Radio 1 show, Bobby Friction & Nihal presents. He is a multi award winner and has appeared in various TV documentaries, shows and outdoor events with regular spots at Glastonbury. He even has his own monthly column in Rolling Stone Magazine.
18:15 H-Dhami Notably hailing from a family of musical background; son of Palvinder Dhami from the legendary Bhangra band HEERA, H-Dhami was subject to a blue chip roster of production hands such as Rishi Rich when creating what retailer Amazon called; most downloaded digital Bhangra album of our time. Four years on from the release of “Sadke Java”, this summer sees the release of his DVD, more singles and a brand new album. He is the industry’s most hottest property at the moment.
Winner of the ‘Entertainer Of The Year’ Award 2013, Navin is a highly talented singer, gifted songwriter, extraordinary musician and an electrifying live performer. His music combines eastern and western inﬂuences together with a contemporary and edgy sound that is uniquely and commercially progressive.
Hailed as one of the pioneers of Indian music since 1980 with a long list of platinum selling smash hits, they are favourites to many Asians across the world.
Regarded as one of the UK’s premier and most highly sought after Bhangra DJs/ producers, with 5 massive albums to his name and huge number 1 hits.
16:00 Kee Talented music artist KEE is breaking the mould as a young Asian female singer. She has made her mark in the music industry and is attracting a huge army of fans, which is multiplying every day.
Adil Hashmi & SIB
Bhangra Punjabian Da
London based Singer and songwriter in bollywood style music, Adil has always loved the fusion between urban and asian sounds. S.I.B has worked with all aspects of music and video production of original music, a very talented and humble individual working with urban music with a touch of asian inﬂuence.
Bhangra Punjabian Da - are a UK based Bhangra dance group which incorporate traditional Bhangra from the Punjab with a modern twist. They have performed during the passing of the Olympic Torch in London; the Queen’s Jubilee and countless other major events.
Aishvarray & Bobby
Najmun Nahar Tanni
Talented duet who have come together to perform the massive Bollywood classics both old and new. Hear the legendary hits from Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd.Raﬁ, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Sonu Nigam to name but a few.
Back by popular demand for her melodious singing qualities. A regular singer on Bangladesh TV and radio who performs Nazrul Geeti & Bengali classical favourites.
14:00 Ofﬁcial welcome
Jai began his musical journey after being encouraged to pursue music by the legend Apache Indian. Since then he has performed alongside the some of the biggest artistes on the circuit.
R&B singer, Rajiv, is rapidly making waves on the UK music scene and has been labelled as a Future Artist to look out for by industry bigwigs.
Elena Catalano is an acclaimed Odissi exponent. She has a scholarship by the Indian Council for Cultural Relationships and has been recently awarded the prestigious Milap Fellowship for further studies in Orissa.
Show starts 12:00 midday until 19:00 Guide times may be subject to change boromela.co.uk
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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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Getting There Public Transport - Nearest train station is Middlesbrough Station. Exit onto Albert Road and walk towards the town centre and university.
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Parking - Please note the mima car park is closed. Existing town centre car parking is in operation, for more information visit http://www.visitmiddlesbrough.com/visitor-info/parking-and-map Bikes - Bikes are welcome in Centre Square on Saturday but NO bikes will be allowed in the square on Sunday. Disabled Access - Shopmobility is operating from Hill Street Shopping Centre, the site is accessible by wheelchairs & motability scooters.
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Published on May 21, 2013