The Arts & Crafts Marquee is the perfect opportunity for emerging artists to display their talents. We are interested to hear from artists who have adopted contemporary and non-traditional approaches to their work and can carry out workshops on the mela days. Cultural organisations are also welcome to display their work at the mela.
About Manchester Mega Mela
Manchester Mega Mela is the largest celebration of South Asian Culture in the North of England. Music, dance, food and traditional arts and crafts bring the sights, sounds and spicy aromas of South Asia to Platt Fields Park each year. The Mela is a two day fun-filled event which takes place in the summer.
The Mela is renowned for always hosting a wide variety of great attractions. Some of the biggest names in the UK and International Asian entertainment scene perform on two stages on both the days. Other attractions include a huge selection of food stalls, free henna painting, rangoli, face painting, dance workshops, fashion show, a funfair and Kabbadi.
This popular festival, which has been organised by the Manchester Mela Executive Committee since 2003, has been a huge success year upon year. The Executive Committee comprises representatives of the five South Asian nations - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Mela-goers from all over the North attend the Mela, which attracts audiences in excess of 70,000. The Mela is enjoyed by people from all cultures and religions, approximately 70% of whom are from the South Asian community. People from all walks of life bring their families to the Mela and spend the weekend enjoying this free event.