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Preston Mela

What: Preston Mela
Where: Preston, Lancashire
When: 26 June 2011

Photo Credit: Shamrock 23

Bhangra music, henna painting and tasty snacks. Welcome to the Preston Mela.

On 26 June, Avenham Park in Preston, Lancashire, will burst into a one-day celebration of South Asian culture.

Enjoy performances from local musicians, take a class in kite-making or join in as traditional and modern dance groups perform. Thousands attend this annual event and best of all - it’s free!

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