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Nottingham Mela July 28, 2008

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Nottingham Mela 2008
The event was held in the Old Market Square for the first time

Nottingham’s 20th Asian Mela was being held in the city’s Old Market Square.

The event, believed to the oldest of its kind in the UK, which features Asian music, dance, art and culture.

The festival – a free event aimed at families – was held in the Old Market Square for the first time. “Mela” is the Sanskrit word for “gathering”.

Portfolio holder for communities, leisure and culture Councillor David Trimble said the mela would show how well the city’s communities mixed.

He said: “Nottingham City Council continues to support diverse arts and activities throughout the year which every resident can easily enjoy.

“Nottingham Pride and the Nottingham Mela are events that are attracting new and bigger audiences each year, providing a boost to the city’s cultural offer as well as highlighting the wonderful mix of communities living in the city today.”

Organisers promised that next year’s event, Nottingham’s 21st Mela, would be bigger and better.

Courtesy Of BBC 

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