19th September 2021

Art Asia Southampton Mela 2021 goes ahead, with a difference


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 this year’s 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 working closely with Southampton City Council events team on our smaller scale events and giving members of all Southampton’s communities a chance to take part or experience a little of what the Southampton Mela is known for over the last four decades.


Next year, we plan to return with the best Southampton Mela so far and celebrate together in our usual style.