One of my favourite things about London in the summer is all the festivals that spring up. Come rain or shine, Londoners love nothing more than getting outside to hear some great music and eat some delicious food whether we’re in our wellies or flip flops.
So one of the last fests worth checking out this summer is Mela – a celebration of South Asian culture combining traditional artists and up and coming talent with a line-up of classical music, British Asian urban artists, dance, comedy and cabaret, Asian-influenced street theatre, circus performances and more.
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Mela promises to be better than ever with its vibrant carnival winding its way through the park led by show stopping sculptures and featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Bollywood Brass Band and BBC Asian network DJs – and with great weather expected this Sunday, it looks like this is a definite for this weekend’s to-do list!
Mela takes place on Sunday, August 19th at Gunnersbury Park from 1pm- 9pm. For more info, visit www.londonmela.org