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Havering Mela celebrates 10th year

PUBLISHED: 10:50 24 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 24 June 2013

Krish Patel, three, Jai Chohan, two, Sha Chohan, four, and Alisha Patel, three, on the teacups ride

Krish Patel, three, Jai Chohan, two, Sha Chohan, four, and Alisha Patel, three, on the teacups ride

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More than 600 people braved the weather to attend a music and dance extravaganza at Havering Mela.

Siddiqa Mubashar(left) and Jabeen Nasin (right) from the Havering Asian Women's Association, with dancers Olivia Heiser, Stephanie Sen and Amber Khan. Siddiqa Mubashar(left) and Jabeen Nasin (right) from the Havering Asian Women's Association, with dancers Olivia Heiser, Stephanie Sen and Amber Khan.

The event yesterday included Bollywood and classical Indian dancing and traditional Asian music.

There was also face and henna painting, clothes and jewellery stalls, and Pakistani and Indian food including biryani, samosas and mango lassi.

Siddiqa Mubashar, chairman of the Asian Women’s Association of Havering, held the event on The Green, in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, with the help of Havering Council.

And this year’s event, the 10th year it has been running, was one of the biggest they had organised.

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Siddiqa said: “I wanted a platform to bring all the cultures in Havering together and a chance for people to meet up.

“This year’s event was one of the biggest we have organised and we had people from all over London visiting. There was lots going on and everyone really enjoyed it.

“I am thankful to Havering Council for all their help.”

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