Mega Mela in Manchester!

Free Event Platt Fields Park (Fallowfield bordering Rusholme) on Sat 6th July  – Sun 7th July 12:00 noon until 9:30pm both days.

Mega Mela is the largest celebration of South Asian culture in the North of England. It includes two stages of live music, traditional food, arts and crafts and a funfair. The mela has been organised by The Manchester Mela Committee – comprising of representatives of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – since 1989. The Mela has attracted audiences in excess of 60,000 made up of many ages and ethnicities.

I’ve been once before but missed last years so I’m supper excited to go on Saturday. I’ve been saving up the pennies as I want to sample as many delicious veggie dishes as my tummy will allow! I also want to buy some beautiful statement jewellery. I’m definitely getting Henna done on my hands, seeing as it’s Summer and I don’t have my usual long sleeves covering them. Definitely taking my camera!

Celebrate Festival

The theme of this years Celebrate festival is Active Minds and Bodies. There will be something for everyone to enjoy and also get involved in including:

Live music
International food
Arts and craft stalls
Free work-shops
Multi sport activities
A bouncy castle for the little’uns.

Free entry!
This Saturday (22nd June)
St Margaret’s Social Centre, Brantingham Rd, M21 0TU
No dogs. No glass bottles.

Parklife & After-parties

The Parklife Weekender in Heaton Park, Manchester 8th – 9th June.

I’ve heard it described as a mini-festival or a staycation. I call it an excuse to get drunk in the daytime and a chance to ride a log flume repeatedly without being judged – oh, and a great way of discovering local bands and DJ’s of course!

Here are some of the best Instagram shots from people who are in the middle of it:

Photo: @anthonybramhead

Photo: @melissapan

Photo: @melissapan

Photo: @joanne_young

Photo: @neiltjdm

Photo: @emmaswn

Parklife afterparties tonight in The Northern Quarter

Just Skank with secret guests and resident DJ’s playing a top mix of Dubstep, D&B, house and hip-hop.
@ Dry Live on Oldham Street
11.00pm – 4.00am £8 adv

Resident DJ’s playing cool 80’s pop: Blondie, Depeche Mode, Bowie, Madona etc.
@ Night & Day Cafe on Oldham Street
10.00pm – 2.00pm

This bank holiday in Manchester…

I’m going to Fiesta Del Fuego Mexican Chilli Festival
which will take over High St in the Northern Quarter. There will be a cook-off between six chefs, tickets are £12.00 if you want to be a judge of the best chilli dish. There will be a chilli eating competition, a wheel of fortune game you really don’t want to loose and a giant chilli piniatta, (whacking a chilli that can’t cause me pain with a big stick sound’s a lot more like my idea of fun!) and lot’s of Mexican street food. More info

I’ll also be visiting The Manchester Museum on Oxford Road to see Warriors of the Plains (25th May – 3rd November) an exhibition about Native American Indian warriors covering 200 years of honour and rituals. With costumes, weapons, photographs and even scalps (gulp!) on display. More info

For more bank holiday highlight’s such as The Great Manchester Run, head over to Visit Manchester