The last time it took place was in 2012 where over 8000 people attended on the day.
This year it will be taking place on the 30th August 2015 at Palfrey Park Walsall.
Due to the dedication and hard work of the Caldmore Village Festival Group, the people of Walsall will have their traditional Mela back this year.
Co-ordinator Akhlaq Hussain who is very passionate about the Mela said
I am extremely excited and really looking forward to the event, I would like to invite all of you to join us, bring your families and enjoy the festivities on the day.
I would especially like to thank Walsall Council and the Community Cohesion Team for their support and for working in partnership with us, enabling us to help deliver the event.
The Mela, which means coming together (festival), will have a range of activities across the park which will include:
- live music in the bandstand
- children’s entertainment and workshops
- a partners and community marquee
- sports tasters and tournaments for young people to take part in
Topping up the event will be traditional Asian Sports including Volley Ball, Stone Lifting and Kabbadi.
Children will also have a fantastic time with arts and craft workshops, face painting, fairground rides and inflatables.
The event will be a really multicultural splash for all to attend, enjoy and take part in celebrating the diversity we have in our community.
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If you want to get into the festive spirit and you’d love to sing carols with your community, come and join us for the “Carols in the Garden” celebration.
We are meeting in Caldmore Community Garden on last Saturday before Christmas (21st of December) at 5pm.
Bring a torch or, even better, a festive lantern in order to read your Carol sheets clearly!
Photos by B.
“Almost 17,000 people filled the Green Flag Award-winning park – which staged the event for the first time – on Saturday (May 25) for the beginning of the annual three-day spectacular, with organisers describing the event this week as the best, most successful yet.”
Check out this article in Walsall Advertiser.