Friday 18 August 1995
Meanwhile, two stages will provide music, dance and comedy, with an impressive line-up that includes the up-and-coming Nitin Sawhney Band, the Safri Boys, Irene Perveen, the Bannerjee Sisters, Latafat Ali Khan and veterans of the Asian comedy circuit, the Secret Asians and Nina Wadia.
Now in its ninth year, the Lambeth Mela is a platform for Asian artists to display their talents and wares. "It is important to give something to the community that exposes Asian culture," Navteg Mudhar, organiser of the Mela, explains. "It is a way of opening their eyes to the richness and array of talent that is erupting - even I was surprised to see the number of clued-up people who are out there."
At a time when media attention has focused on more violent happenings in Asian areas, Navteg insists that "there is a strong need for Asians to focus on the positive aspects of their community and to relax and chill out with one another".
Sat, Sun 2pm-7.30pm, Streatham Common, London SW16 (0171-926 9343) free
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Parma, Missouri: 80 per cent of town's police quit after first black mayor is elected
- 5 Google search history can now be downloaded in its entirety, mass embarrassment expected
Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor David Dinsmore reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
'Jihadi John': Isis executioner Mohammed Emwazi wanted to wage jihad in Somalia until his friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
Parma, Missouri: 80 per cent of town's police quit after first black mayor is elected
Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Katie Hopkins on LBC: Listen to caller taking The Sun columnist to task over migrant comments
£18000 - £23000 per annum + competitive: SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultan...
£22000 - £25900 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Company is expanding and th...
£27000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Corporate Account Manager is ...
£7 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This award winning conference venues provider...