Title - Programme
From Baul to Bhatiyali and from Doom Dhamaka to Dhallywood, the 2011 programme will provide a fabulous showcase of the best of traditional and contemporary culture from the streets and stages of Britain and Bangladesh. There will be an exciting variety of performers from the UK and abroad with some sizzling home grown talent.

Coming soon... full line up in pdf format.

Rich Mix Mela After Show Party
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA 
Sunday 8th May / 8pm - 11pm / Bar / Free

The Mela continues into the evening at Rich Mix, where you can chill out to some eclectic tunes and dynamic bangle beats with a folk-fusion contemporary twist!

Running Order
MC - Mahbub Hussain BBC Asian Network

8.00pm - 8.30pm Osmani Soundz (DJ)
8.35pm - 8.55pm Sumel Chowdhury
9.00pm - 9.30pm Ajob
9.35pm - 10.05pm Birohi Kala Miah and Shahana Akter (Folk/Baul artists from Bangladesh, Sylhet)
10.15pm - 11.00pm Sur-EAL

Boi Lit @ Oxford House
This year Bishwo Shahitto Kendro presents a very special Boishakhi Literature Festival (Boi Lit) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Laureate Robindronath Tegore.

Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London E2 6HG
7 - 10pm, Box office from 6.15 - 6.40pm
Tickets: £3 Adults, Children free
Email: kendrouk@yahoo.co.uk for more details

How to get involved
Trading for this event has now closed.
We're looking for new partners to help us deliver this event. If you want to get involved please email mela@baishakhimela.org.uk
This year's programme is already complete.
Want to take part? Join us for a free arts workshop at the Ideas Store Whitechapel on Saturday 7th May between 2pm and 4pm.
If you are group / school wishing to take part please email info@baishakhimela.org.uk
If you have a general enquiry or want to find out more about how you can get involved in this exciting event please email mela@baishakhimela.org.uk
How to get involved
This year's vibrant procession will be created by locally based company Medialink who will be working with local schools, community groups and artists in the lead up to the event.

Glorious and glittering floats will feature aspects of Bangladeshi life, from the poignant reminder of the struggle for change through the miniature Shaheed Minar monument, to a celebration of the joyous occasion that is a traditional Bengali wedding. Accompanying the floats will be dancers, musicians and local schools and community groups.

If you are a school or group that would like to be involved please email info@baishakhimela.org.uk

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