Shazans were excited to be taking part in the Zee London Mela held over the weekend at Southall Park and we’re pleased to say it didn’t disappoint.
For those who enjoy celebrating Asian culture and creativity the Zee London Mela is surely a stand out occasion. 2018 celebrated the 16th London Mela as it came home to the very heart of Europe’s oldest Asian community; Southall. The event attracted a staggering 40,000 visitors as 60+ performances were carried out over two stages including a homecoming for former Hounslow resident and one of the British Asian pop stars in the world, Jay Sean.
The two-day festival offered more than just musical performances though as the Taste of Asia food market proved an integral part of the event. It was here where Shazans proudly had the opportunity to provide high quality food to so many people. Our team members handed out a variety of our products to sample which included 3 different types of spiced chicken (Jerk, Peri Peri, Tandoori) and different types of Samosas (Meat, Vegetable). Shazans Peri spiced Chicken & the meat samosas were definitely the favourites of the weekend.
A highlight for the Shazans team members was an impromptu visit from Gurinder Chadha (Director of Bend it like Beckham), who to our delight sampled and enjoyed the Shazans products on offer. Overall, it was absolutely fantastic to see such a wide variety of people enjoying Shazans products and the feedback we received was great. A big thank you must go out to all those involved in what was a brilliant and well-organised weekend of which Shazans had the privilege to be a part of.
You can relive the weekends action with the Zee London Mela 2018 highlights video below.