Yorkshire’s biggest Asian wedding fair comes to Magna

19 January 2015

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Magna for Yorkshire’s biggest Asian wedding fair. The event on Sunday 8 February will feature stalls, food, a fashion show and live performances including by singer Imran Khan. Last year more than 3,000 people attended. This year organisers expect even more.

Wedding caterers, decorators, photographers and henna artists will be represented, and the creative director of the fashion show will be supermodel Zaf Shabir.

Organiser Taf Khan Director of Chandni Events said: “The turnout last year was incredible and the event will be even better this time around.

“Last year the fair was broadcast around the world by one of the most popular and watched Asian TV channels in the world. This year we have two channels coming. So it really is a massive event.”

The fair, which costs £3.50 per person, will run from 12noon to 6pm on Sunday 8 February.

Lisa Woolhouse, of Magna, said: “We are delighted to welcome back the fair for a second year. We have so much space here that can be used for big events like this, but we also have small rooms for meetings and training.”

Magna, which is housed in the former Templeborough steel works, can cater for between 5 and 5,000 people.

In the last year it has hosted everything from dance events to business conferences.

As well as being a corporate venue, Magna is also an award-winning visitor attraction with more than 100 hands-on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth and fire, and it hosts regular school trips.

Notes to editor

For more information about Magna go to www.visitmagna.co.uk

For more information about the wedding fair go to www.asianweddingfair.com

Media contact at Magna: Donna Shaw on 01709 723146 or at dshaw@magnatrust.co.uk

Magna is an educational charitable trust housed in the giant former Templeborough steel works. Employing 10,000 people at its peak, it opened in 1916 but was mothballed after closing in 1993 until its conversion to Magna in 2001. At one time the steelworks, which were a mile long, were said to be Europe’s largest. There were 14 open-hearth furnaces and 14 chimneys, which were replaced in the 1960s with electric arc furnaces. One of the arc furnaces is now a giant pyrotechnic display in the visitor centre called the Big Melt. The steelworks, which became known as Steelos, after the owners Steel, Peech and Tozer, produced up to 18 million tonnes of steel a year. Regular steel tours telling the story of Magna are led by former steel workers.

Additional media contact: Kate Betts on 01226 766900 or 07792 764891 or at kate@capitalbmedia.co.uk

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