2023 PCM at Lets Grow Preston Spring Fair – outreach project

Let’s Grow Preston is a local charity promoting horticultural and environmental issues across the city. Working with the charity gives Mela the scope to showcase traditional craft arts and dance associated with rural heritage of the South Asian Community.

On Saturday 29th April 2023 Preston City Mela took part in the annual Spring Fair at Ashton Park Wall Garden Preston. 

The event attracted large attendance and lots of participation in the activities. 

The artistic programme from Mela included:

3 performance acts:

• Abhinandana Dance Academy – Cultural Dances 

• Harjeet Singh and Manveer Singh ‘The Twin Violinist’

• Rohit Rapper 

8 Workshops: 

ArteeCraft – Shreya Ghodke – Paper Flower Garland Making  

ArteeCraft – Nitu Kaur – Wooden Block Printing 

Arts 2 Heal – Banu Adam – Ebru Marbling

Calligraphy – Brian Whitmore 

3 Henna Artists : Farzana Masters, Manisha Chauhan and Mohini Soni