Indian mela back with a bang at Queen Vic Market this weekend

By Our Reporter
Indian Mela at Queen Vic market. Pic supplied

From Bollywood dance to bhangra to live solo singing, Diwali Mela at Queen Vic Market this November is back with a bang, bringing you a flavour of India within the market.

A season when the markets are brimming with all sorts of Diwali foods, it also a chance to grab your favourite food. Under cover in Queen Vic Market’s K-Shed you can feast on the traditional Indian curries by Two Fat Indians, chaats from Shiva India and kulfi and falooda by Desi Kothi ice cream.

The sweet indulgences, the spicy snacks combined with music are bound to lift your spirits.

With Bollywood and Bhangra dancing to energise us and acoustic tunes to sit back and relax with, this spring come out and enjoy something with a little zing. Enjoy performances by The Naach Box, who are inspired by the eclectic, vivacious and boisterous nature of music from Indian/Bollywood films.

Indian Mela at Queen Vic Market. Pic supplied

Also on board is Masala Bhangra, a lifestyle program where the Dhol Drum beats meets the glamour of Bollywood. With easy to follow choreography, participants are encouraged to move, touch and inspire.

Sid Banerjee will take you back to yesteryears with his adaptations of some classic Bollywood songs.

“We are so pleased to be bringing back cultural events to the city and, most importantly, celebrating Diwali with friends and family,” says Himanshi M Luhar, Chief Foodie at Foodie Trails.

Singer Sid Bannerjee. Pic supplied

Take home showbags, selfies with Kanga the North Melbourne Kangaroo Mascot and get free memberships to the Roo Squad.

Free photos at the photobooth, enjoy roving performers, entertainment and DJ music.

When: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 November from 10 AM to 4 PM
Venue: Queen Victoria Market (K-shed — entry from Peel Street)

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