Singers and dancers from all over the country travelled to Leamington at the weekend to showcase their talents at this year’s Mela, which took place at the Pump Room Gardens on Sunday.
Celebrating Indian culture, the event included live performances of modern and traditional Indian music, children’s entertainments, Indian henna tattoo art and clothing stalls, as well as plenty of freshly prepared hot food.
Performers included Jounior Mann, Sarika, Sazia Judge, Dhamak Punjabna Di and the Ali brothers Sabar Ali and Yusaf Ali from India.
A special guest who attended was V S Ramalingham, the Consul General of India, along with his family, who were welcomed by Warwick district dignitaries.
Mela organiser Resham Malle (known to many as ‘Jim) said: “The consulate was very impressed with our town and also the way we kept our culture alive abroad. He even asked me to prepare a report on Royal Leamington Spa to send to him and promised that he will visit Leamington again.”
The event was raising funds for Help For Heroes.