PHOTO GALLERY: Asian-inspired community event brings music and fun to town

By Michael Upton | 12/07/2017

PHOTO GALLERY: Asian-inspired community event brings music and fun to town
Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance hosted the first Mel Asia event at Clifton Park on Saturday. The Sheffield Lion Danceres proved a great hit with the crowds. 171178-12

COLOUR, music and fun were all in plentiful supply as a park hosted an Asian-inspired community party.

The MelAsia was Clifton Park’s first mela, and brought together traditional music and dancing, games in the sun, paint-throwing and even an appearance by a Chinese dragon.

“Mela” is a Sanskrit word meaning “gathering” and melas as village fairs held in communities across the Indian subcontinent.

Rotherham’s own Asian celebration, which included a Picnic for Peace, was organised by Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA) with help from Love is Louder.

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