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. It takes place over two days in the summer.
The Mela has been organised by the Manchester Mela Executive Committee since 1989. The present Executive Committee is made up of representatives of the five South Asian nations - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
People from all over the North attend the mela, attracting audiences in excess of 60,000. 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 whole day enjoying this FREE EVENT.