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Preston City Mela 2024

Saturday 06 July 2024
Time: 10:00
Price: Free
Preston City Mela 2024

Preston City Mela is back for an exciting 2024.

This long standing, vibrant celebration of arts, music, dance, culture and heritage is back to give you a touch of South Asia in it's 27th year!

It is a great time to bring families and communities together, for highlighting local talent, and offering something for everyone. The word Mela means 'a fair' which traditionally would bring the community together - exactly what this event achieves.

Everyone is invited and welcome to participate in this fun and free event, with  a variety of stalls, food, and workshops to get stuck into.

The Preston City Mela Community Interest Company [Not for Profit] run events that seeks to bring communities together and celebrate South Asian Culture in the Northwest of England. Its values are deeply rooted in preserving and promoting South Asian arts in all forms and cultural heritage.

The Mela consists of a one-day festival celebrating South Asian culture drawing crowds of up to 8000 people with a variety of performance artists, Workshops and Catering that all help to celebrate the story of south Asian communities in the Northwest. In Addition, Mela has several projects that consist of tutoring, coaching and training in South Asian arts.

Mela Objectives:

  1. To Promote and develop South Asian art forms in Preston and across Lancashire.
  2. To showcase local artistic talent and retain traditional South Asian art forms in the city.
  3. To use South Asian arts, as a key enabler to promoting community cohesion, breaking down cultural differences and engaging people from all walks of life.
  4. To contribute towards a vibrant and diverse city offer connecting into the city's main cultural programme.
  5. To establish a quality cultural offer for Preston and Lancashire.
  6. To contribute towards the positive health and wellbeing of Preston's residents and visitors.

Main Stage Programme

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On The Park and Strolling

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Check out Preston City Mela for full info on previous years and their Board and Governance.

Other City Centre events in 2024

This event is just part of a whole range of things to do in Preston City centre this summer.

To see more of what's on, take a look at Preston City Centre Events 2024 for more ideas of local fun days out.


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