Category Archives: Festivals-and-Music



It was a gloriously sunny day at Roundhay Park, the perfect setting for a family day out. The Leeds Asian Festival (the new name for the Leeds Mela) had been much anticipated, after a break last year. Traditionally the word 'Mela' comes from the Sanskrit meaning 'gathering' or 'to meet', it is used for all types of cultural and sporting events. Although mainly held in Indian subcontinent Pakistan,India and Bangladesh, there are many Mela held throughout the UK. you can contact me for British Asian's relevant issues and events ,so it could be filmed or published in newspaper and aired in Asian TV channel along with



Hamara is an urdu term meaning 'OURS' which reflects the community involvement in the planning and development of the project.Based traditionally in the Beeston / Holbeck area, Hamara has recently expanded its work to other parts of the city including Harehills and Hyde Park and also works with over 20 schools across the city. Its latest venture has taken the group overseas to Pakistan and in establishing Hamara Overseas Pakistan Enterprise (HOPE), the organisations aims to reach and assist those who are in real need of our assistance.

Fashion and Textile Exhibition

Pakistan Fashion and Textile Exhibition 2012 in Manchester

A tribute to her Majesty Queen Elizbeth II 60 glorious years at Nawab Restaurant Manchester in which a group of trade from pakistan was included along with local celebrities. syeed Hamayoun was the organizer of the event

Music and Women

In Indian classical music, dance and arts it is usually male performers who are celebrated and rewarded for their musical talents. Over the last year, SAA-uk has aimed to address this, and has worked hard to recognise the women of the Indian music community by holding a series of performances across Yorkshire, celebrating their achievements. Keranjeet Kaur Virdee, Chief Executive of SAA-uk, said, “Our Women in Art series wouldn’t be complete without a performance from Roopa, and what better way to end the programme than by inviting her to share her talent with the Leeds College of Music. Roopa is regarded as one of the best Sitar players to come out of the UK and, coupled with Shri Bhupinder Singh Chaggar’s talents on Tabla the evening promises to be a fantastic event.