Willesden Mini Mela

Willesden Mini Mela

Saturday 15 July 2017, 12 midday to 4pm, The Library at Willesden Green.

A range of free events, performances and activities running from 12-4pm.

The building will come alive with dance and music performances as well as Bollywood workshops for toddlers and adults. There will also be Sari dressing and demonstrations, Indian dhal lentil art family workshops and much more.

Why not come dressed in your Mela best?

Don't miss out - let us know you’re coming and registering your RSVP

This one day community festival at The Library at Willesden Green will be in conjunction with the UK-India year of Culture 2017 and and is supported by funds from Grants for the Arts by Arts Council England.

Contact email: libraries@brent.gov.uk.


Events and activities

  • Parent and Toddler Bollywood dance party - A fun filled dance a music session for parents and toddlers from 12months upwards.
  • Sari demonstration – Local designer and business owner Shilpa Bilmoria will be delivering talk on the cultural significance of the Sari and giving demonstrations to the public on how to wear.
    Shilpa Bilimoria is the designer and founder of label House of Bilimoria which debuted at London Fashion Week in 2008.
  • Drumming – Musicians from Willesden Temple will be kicking off the celebrations with a Dhol drumming procession. They will return to the stage later in the day with another musical performance.
  • Bhangra Blaze taster – Join in this fun and energetic Bhangra inspired dance fitness taster session for all abilities.
  • Lentil Craft workshop – Children will get the chance to create colourful artworks using Dhal lentils.
  • Henna Art – Borrow two books and get a personalised Henna design for free.
  • Face Painter – Borrow two books and get your face painted for free.
  • Rangoli – Take part in this workshop to create a vibrant, colourful piece of traditional Indian art.
  • Badge Making – Take home a keepsake from your first Willesden Mini Mela by creating your very own Mela badge.
  • Delipod – Have you tried out our new Café? Delipod Café is now part of The Library at Willesden Green offer and will the place get all your refreshments on the day including Smoothies, Coffee and hot and cold snacks.
  • Asian Dance Performances – A range of beautiful classical and contemporary dance pieces performed throughout the day by local dance groups.