Saturday, May 13, 2006

Bangali New Year on Brick Lane

Bangla New Year Festival (The Baishakhi Mela)
Sunday 14 May 2006
Brick Lane, Weavers field & Allen Gardens London E1

Established as the premier Bengali celebration outside of Bangladesh, the Baishakhi Mela brings together the very best of Bengali arts, music and culture To Brick Lane ‘Banglatown’ one of London’s most vibrant quarters. The Baishakhi Mela is the largest gathering of Asian community in the UK and known as the best cultural event in London’s Calendar ... The festival has developed into a sensational extravaganza promoting all that Brick Lane and ‘Banglatown’ has to offer to people across London, the UK and abroad. From its humble beginnings the event has rapidly established itself as the world’s largest Bengali celebration outside of Bangladesh, regularly attracting over 80,000 visitors.

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