Digbeth Mela

When: Saturday 12 November 2016, 14:00-22:00
Where: 21 Milk Street, Digbeth, B5 5TR
Tickets: from £5 (available online here), under 16s free

Digbeth Mela is an independent festival celebrating cutting-edge film, music collaborations, and art, all from the West Midlands’ multi-cultural and diverse South Asian community.

You’ll find a range of events and activities on offer, such as Bollywood dance lessons, Bhangra Bingo, an arcade games battle, and Mela TV – a youth broadcasting digital channel.

Digbeth Mela will also introduce the best in British Asian musicians, with representation from all genres including dance, Bhangra, hip-hop, Bollywood, folk, contemporary and grime. There will also be a showcase of lyrical prowess with young spoken word poets Nafeesa Hamid, who performed at TedxBrum, and Raza Hussain from Beatfreeks, a finalist in BBC 1 Xtra’s competition.

Along with pop-up exhibitions, a Mela Club Night with Swami Baracus, don’t forget the Spice Street Food Market, curated by Taste and Liquor. Phew!

For more information and tickets, visit the Digbeth Mela website.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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