The Smethwick-born star was recognised for her services to drama in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
"The Mela is a create opportunity for all communities to come together and celebrate South Asian culture in the heart of UK."
The pop star has announced seven dates on her UK leg of the tour.
Security was stepped up for the LGBT festival, with armed police seen patrolling the event.
Armed police have been patrolling the streets at this year's LGBT festival in the wake of the Manchester concert attack on Monday.
Street artists from across the world have been working to transform more than 60 sites across Leicester with their art work.
James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89, his children have announced.
Visitors have been snapping up bargains on the final day of this year's RHS Malvern Spring Show.
Take That opened their latest tour in Birmingham over the weekend and performed new and old hits at the Genting Arena.
It is his first UK tour for a decade.