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A vibrant celebration of Bengali arts, culture and heritage in Aldgate Square this September. 

Bursting with live performances, fantastic food and interactive workshops, Mela in the City is a free and fun outdoor event that offers something for everyone.

You are invited to come and have a go at Bengali dancing, make a rangoli design or get a henna tattoo, and enjoy a day of music, dance and poetry performances by professional artists and community groups.

Performances will include music by folk band The RadhaRaman and Gouri Chowdhury, dance performances by Taal Torongo and Showmi Dance Company, street theatre by Nutkhut, and much more.

Mela means 'fair' or 'festival', and traditionally brought different communities together. Mela in the City celebrates the community and diversity of the Square Mile. The event is free and open to all to participate.