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Maidstone Mela Day

The Mela Day Event on the Sunday again attracted thousands of people. The Mela was formally launched by a Children’s Parade involving local schools and the Arts Company Samesky. The children were joined in the parade by local Morris Dancers, Dhol Drummers and African Drummers. The Mela was officially opened by Cllr. Marion Ring who … Continue reading Maidstone Mela Day

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Maidstone Mela Night

The 7th Maidstone Mela proved to be a great success. For the first time with the help of funding form Arts Council England the Mela took place over 2 days. The Mela Night featured Bhangra Star Jassi Sidhu who performed with his full live band. He wooed the crowd with a string of his hits … Continue reading Maidstone Mela Night

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Maidstone Mela weekend

This year’s Maidstone Mela is set to be the biggest yet with a weekend of festivities planned for all the family. The Mela, which means gathering, has attracted more than 35,000 people since it began in 2003 and this year is expected to be no different as it expands for the first time into a … Continue reading Maidstone Mela weekend

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Maidstone Mela

The Maidstone Mela aims to celebrate the diverse cultures within the Borough through music, dance and food and has been organised in partnership by Maidstone Borough Council, Cohesion Plus and North West Kent Racial Equality Council. This year for the first time the Mela will take place over 2 days. On Saturday 12 September Bhangra … Continue reading Maidstone Mela

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Flag raising launch for seventh Maidstone Mela

In preparation for the Mela, to be held over two days in September, the young pupils will be parading through Maidstone town centre to celebrate the start of the Mela. This year Maidstone Mela, which celebrates diversity through music, food and dance, promises to bigger and better than ever before. Cabinet Member for Community Services, … Continue reading Flag raising launch for seventh Maidstone Mela

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