Edinburgh Mela 2017

The Edinburgh Mela 2017 returned with a bang and was a huge success. Many communities came together on Leith Links on the first weekend in September to enjoy a diverse programme of music and dance which incorporated local and international acts, representing a wealth of countries and continents, from India to Africa to China, and the Arab nations. The Edinburgh Mela is back and here to stay, with wonderful plans for 2018! Read our Festival Review here


The Edinburgh Mela would like to invite you and your organisation to become a member of the Edinburgh Mela.

The Mela is a celebration of world music and dance and we have established ourselves as an essential part of the arts landscape of this city. It is essential that the Mela is in touch with and reflects the diverse cultural groups that make up Edinburgh. 

Being a Mela member means that you will receive regular news updates regarding the progress of the Mela. In addition to this, you will also be invited to the Annual General Meeting (the next one is scheduled for January 2018), where you will hear reports on the Mela 2017, be eligible to vote on any relevant issues that arise, be eligible to vote in board member elections, and have the opportunity to nominate a representative from your organisation to stand for election as a Mela board member.

Please download and complete the membership form and post back to us. Membership costs £10. Cheques will not be cashed until your application has been accepted.

Membership Form 2016 (Word)

Membership Form 2016 (PDF)

We would love your feedback on the last Mela. If you could spare 5 mins to take this survey, we would be most grateful. Edinburgh Mela 2017 Festival Feedback Survey

Mela Stalls Application (2017)

Please download, complete the form, and return by email to stalls@edinburgh-mela.co.uk or post to:

Edinburgh MELA Ltd.
Studio 4.23, The Edinburgh Palette,
151 London Road,
Edinburgh EH7 6AE.

Stall Application Form

Stall Application Terms & Conditions

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The Edinburgh Mela in Action

Check out footage from our Edinburgh Mela 2017 highlights and see the latest pics and chat from the 2017 Edinburgh Mela on our Facebook & TwitterRead our Festival Review here


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