Baishakhi Mela  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 23RD MAY 2011

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Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6PU
 
 
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11am-7pm
 

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Baishakhi MelaFamous for its curry houses, Brick Lane is the obvious choice of venue to celebrate Baishakhi Mela, the Bengali New Year. In London, you can ring in the changes with a colourful parade, traditional costumes, elephants, tigers and rituals. The festivities for this year's event will take place in Weavers Fields, Allen Gardens and Brick Lane and begin with a parade led by the Tiger Out East, musicians, dancers and local children in dazzling traditional dress. A Bengali tiger, peacock boat, bridal ride, and street entertainers all mingle together, and stages in Allen Gardens, Weavers Fields and along Brick Lane feature literally hundreds of musicians and dancers. You can also sample the famous spicy baltis, birianis and vindaloos from the numerous restaurants and stalls which put Brick Lane on the map.

 

About Brick Lane

London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari silks and artists' studios - Gilbert and George and Tracey Emin are famously proud residents of the neighbouring streets. More about Brick Lane


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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Spitalfields Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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