Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July at Manchester Mela

We were very excited to bring Unravel to the Manchester Mega Mela  which lived up to its promise to be a brilliant two days, as one of the biggest of Britain's Melas - celebrating South Asian culture and influenced arts and music. Luckily Manchester's infamous rain held off to let the sun shine all weekend and we had a great time in the Arts & Crafts & Dance Marquee  alongside stalls from the Whitworth Art Gallery, The Musuem of Science and Industry, and loads of great workshops including face paints galore,  Rangoli, Henna, traditional Indian Puppetry and Bollywood dancing plus music from the five nations of South Asia - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

We made over twenty minutes of film over the weekend and there was an endless demand for live loops from the many young participants who took part. There was such a great atmosphere and everyone we met was having a great time with people having travelled from Preston, Hebden Bridge and afar to come and celebrate the vibrancy of traditional and contemporary South Asian cultures. Big thanks to Suhail Khan and to the Mela's organisers for inviting us and for looking after us so well over the weekend - it was a total pleasure where we met some great people and made a stunning film to our near-ending project.

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