2019 event

Once again this year the event was full of energy, the weather was kind and all the preparation & hard work paid off. It was great to see such a large number of people enjoying the festival, including a diverse array of Prestonians, people from further afield (& other Mela’s) and dignatories. Thank you so much to everyone that helped us create such a special event – see you all in 2020!

Click here for the 2019 programme leaflet and booklet. And below are photos and a film from the day.

Click here for the Preston City Mela 2019 report and the research & development document.

Here are a selection of Angela Kershaw’s images.


Below are a selection of Jason Beardsworth’s  images from the 2019 Mela festival, mainly focusing around the various stall based activities.


Here are a selection of Mick Porter’s images from the day, mainly focusing on performances.