Hull Indian Mela shines as part of UK City of Culture with thousands of people packed into Hull City Hall for the Hull Indian Mela….reports Asian Lite News
This year the event was made even more special with Hull being the UK City of Culture.
The day kicked off with dancers and drummers in Queen Victoria Square before guests, including Martin Green, Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, gathered inside Hull City Hall for the opening ceremony.
The stage was then cleared for a string of colourful and talented performers, including Bollywood dancers and Dhol drummers, to entertain the constant stream of visitors who not only enjoyed the entertainment, but also the delicious food provided by Hull’s fine dining Indian restaurant Tapasya.
The special event was closed in style when crowds gathered outside in Queen Victoria Square to watch a spectacular firework display on the roof of Hull City Hall.
The event was organised by Hull and East Riding Hindu Cultural Association, with support from Hull 2017’s Creative Communities Programme.
Dr Navin Jaiveloo, co-ordinator of Hull Indian Mela, said: ”We were overwhelmed by the response we received from the public in Hull. We had 2,500 to 3,000 people come through the doors and a giant screen outside streaming the event live in Queen Victoria Square.
“We have had feedback from different quarters saying they enjoyed the event thoroughly. We will be back in two years with an even bigger mela.”