CULTURE

Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival. Anyone who… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

CULTURE

Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival.Anyone who has… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

CULTURE

Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration

Rather than your typical wine n' nibbles launch party, Mela 2012 announced its imminent arrival by tapping cleverly into the current zeitgeist for flash mobs. At 11am on Thursday morning, Cornmarket became the stage for an impromptu Bollywood dance piece, led by the girls at the South Asian Dance Academy. As one of ArtsEkta's new… Continue reading Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration

CULTURE

Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration

Rather than your typical wine n' nibbles launch party, Mela 2012 announced its imminent arrival by tapping cleverly into the current zeitgeist for flash mobs.At 11am on Thursday morning, Cornmarket became the stage for an impromptu Bollywood dance piece, led by the girls at the South Asian Dance Academy.As one of ArtsEkta's new volunteer recruits,… Continue reading Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration