New date for Indian Mela
Published Thursday 19th July 2012
The annual Indian Summer Mela will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August, Ipswich Borough Council and the Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association have confirmed. The event had been due to take place in Christchurch Park two weeks ago but had to be postponed because of torrential rain.
Councillor Bryony Rudkin, Culture portfolio-holder, said: "The easy option would have been to write-off the event as a victim of the summer's poor weather, but the Council was determined to help ensure the 10th Indian Summer Mela takes place in 2012. We hope as many people as possible are able to come out and enjoy this rich and colourful celebration of South Asian culture."
Poli Mohan, Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association said, "We have been overwhelmed by the support and kind words from so many people after the weather forced us to postpone the original date in the park. We also offer a huge thank you to Ipswich Borough Council who have been fundamental in helping us deliver one of the cultural highlights of the Ipswich calendar."