Heliosphere at Sandwell and Birmingham Mela


70,000 people turn out to the largest Asian music festival in the UK each year which takes place over the weekend of the 1 and 2 July at Victoria Park in Smethwick.

Jam-packed with top acts, dancers, a fairground, food stalls and attractions the Mela also hosts live performance due to its partnership with the recently formed Mela Partnership Network.

This year the Mela Network will be bringing the stunning Heliosphere to the event on Sunday 2nd July. Creating the illusion of flying, a helium filled balloon rises, falls and glides overhead, suspending a balletic aerialist below tumbling and turning from ground level to twenty meters.

Described as astonishing, beautiful and exotic the Mela will be the perfect event to see the show.

Creative Black Country will be hosting dandiya decorating workshops all weekend from 12-5pm in the arts & crafts tent. Tweet your pics of your creations with #MelaPartnership.

And don’t forget to look out for our friends Flatpack who will be showing films as part of their India season.