Bye Apna, Hello Mela

Today we cleared the Apna up; took Hudhaifa’s calligraphy pieces away, and left everything else under a huge dust-cloth. Almost three months to the day that it opened.

Those three months of activities at the centre in Haslingden have been an enormous success, with over 1000 people participating in workshops, meetings, events and training sessions. So much so that we’re committed to keeping it open. But in the meantime our very, very supportive landlord has decided to help us by refurbishing the space and, in particular, creating toilet facilities, providing running water, and facilities for decent heating. 

But over the next few months, whilst the Apna is closed and work is being undertaken, the Different Moons team will continue working in Haslingden. The next big event is the Family Mela at Haslingden Community Link on Saturday 21st November with a whole range of exciting stalls arranged by Habiba Shenza; puppetry shows for everybody – but especially children and young people; special live music in a side room, and food for all to enjoy!