Following discussions with our Board and with Southampton City Council regarding COVID-19 infections continuing to rise, it is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to reformat the 2021 Southampton Mela.
The safety of our artists and our community is of top priority, therefore our planned live event on 21st August will be replaced with an online Mela on 19th September alongside a whole host of smaller-scale participation events and workshops from 1st August right through to 23rd November, which will reflect the spirit and excitement of the Mela.
We will be broadcasting a version of Southampton Mela Festival online on Sunday 19th September. This broadcast will feature performances by world class musicians, dancers and feature a whole host of highlights from our smaller scale events throughout the summer. You can also watch interviews with our artists and communities sharing their memories of the Southampton Mela over the last two decades. Watch this space, we will be sharing more details on this soon!
Share your Mela Memories with us!
What are your favourite memories of Art Asia and Southampton Mela over the years? Share with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will choose a selection to be a part of our finale broadcast online in September.