"Mela" is derived from a Sanskrit word for "meeting"; in the early 1980's, a few towns in the UK established small festivals - a few stalls and a procession - focussed on and for their communities of Asian origin.

Over 20 years, some of these have grown into substantial multi-cultural annual festivals of arts and culture.

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Edinburgh Mela
Details of an annual arts festival celebrating the diverse cultures in Scotland. Includes a programme, archive of previous events, and press releases.
Manchester Summer Mega Mela
Annual event celebrating South Asian culture; includes programme, photo galleries, and contact details.
Newcastle Asian Arts and Music Festival
Run by a voluntary organisation formed in April 1993 to promote Asian arts, music and culture within the region. Information about programme and for visitors.
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