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What's On .........

"Summer Dhamaka"

A ticketed evening concert on Saturday 2nd August 2014 at the Town Gardens Bowl in Old Town, Swindon.

7pm to 10pm (gates open at 6pm) with entertainment from:

SK1 - who launched his music career with his debut album Sugar Shak which featured Smash Hit's like 'Tera Style' & 'Lagiaan'. After the huge success of his debut album he performed all around UK, Europe, Middle East and United States. His album Xpression's was give "The Performer of the Year Award" and later took to the stage to present the album Desire with hit songs like "Hum Tum Se Mohabbat" and "Oh Kurri". This saw him being nominated and awarded singer of the year at the Pakistani Achievement Awards. With his 2014 release "Ishq Da Rogh" (Round Two) hitting the scene SK1 is an act you cannot afford to miss.

Sona Walia - a Mela's delight! Sona Walia has had great interest in singing since her childhood. Sona's roots are in Punjab and she always makes them shine through her passion of performing arts. The All Party Parliamentary Group in Britain decided to honour her with an award in the House of Commons, London for her contribution towards Punjabi culture. In a very short time of her musical career, Sona has made waves in the Bhangra scene with her debut album " Resham Di Dori" and went on by winning 'Best Debut Female' at the PTC Music Awards Punjab and UK Bhangra Awards in London. Her latest single "Sadara" is a tribute to all the "sardars" across the globe.

DCS - formed in 1983 DCS have played a big part in the UK Bhangra scene and have been seen as predecessors an d influential to modern day bands. One of the most respected bands in the industry due to their lack of variation between their recordings as opposed to other live bands and their live performances. Their awards range from 'Best Male Vocalist'; 'Most Versatile Singer'; 'Best Male Artist' to 'Best Group'. With Gold Discs' and Outstanding Contribution to Best Live Band awards under their belt fans will not be disappointed in their live performance.

Tickets available from the Visitors Information Centre based at the Central Library in Town Centre, Swindon.

Adult £17-

Child (aged 5-15yrs) £12-

Under 5's free

For further information contact: 01793466454 /

Please Note:

  • Tickets must be purchased before the event date and are non-refundable
  • Due to licensing restrictions,strictly no alcohol is to be brought onto the premises and will be confiscated upon entry. A licensed bar will be available.
  • You are welcome to bring your own picnic and or your own comfort some deckchairs/rugs to sit on.

Further information:

Introduction to Volunteering Workshop

Monday 28th July 2014, Volunteers Centre, Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, Swindon, 11am to 3pm

Drop in workshop session from 11am - 3pm anyone that is 18yrs and over (sorry no childcare is available) to help create "Melaphants" out of empty plastic milk bottles which will be displayed at the "Summer Dhamaka" evening Bowl Concert.

Please contact or 01793 420557 for further information.

Melaphant Workshop Poster

To make a donation please send a cheque to the Company Secretary,Swindon Mela Ltd, C/O Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, Swindon, SN1 1RT. Cheques to be made payable to Swindon Mela Ltd. Or you can donate online.

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