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Maidstone Mela 2014 Video

See some wonderful footage of the 12th Maidstone Mela which captured the colour, fun and artistic quality.  The Mela was organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus, Maidstone Borough Council, Kent Equality Cohesion Council, Maidstone Mela Advisory Group with the support of Arts Council England.  

4x4 Performing as part of Afro-Bhangra Fusion 2

Maidstone Mela Weekend Hailed a Great Success

The 12th Maidstone Mela attracted which is organised in partnership by Maidstone Borough Council, Cohesion Plus and Kent Equality Cohesion Council attracted record numbers to what is now the largest culturally diverse arts festival in Kent. The celebrations commenced on the Friday with the Mela Carnival Parade which went through Maidstone Town Centre and involved 7 local schools and around 350 young […]


Maidstone Mela 2014 Final Preparations Under way

Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Maidstone Borough Council and the Maidstone Mela Advisory Group are pleased to announce final details for the 12th Maidstone Mela. Friday September 12th will see the Mela Carnival Parade which will feature 7 local schools and some 400 children. The Carnival Parade will start outside County Hall at 1.35pm […]

Ruby Turner

Maidstone Mela Line Up 2014 Confirmed

The Maidstone Mela will this year be headlined by One of UK’s finest Soul, R&B. Jazz, Reggae and Gospel Singers Ruby Turner who has released 14 albums with number ones in the UK and USA as well as appearing on releases by the likes of Mick Jagger, UB40 and Brian Ferry. In recent years she […]

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Maidstone Mela Carnival Friday September 12 2014

The Mela celebrations will be officially launched on Friday September 12 when the Maidstone Mela Carnival will take place. Involving 8 local schools and over 400 children the Carnival will start outside County Hall at 1.35pm go along Week Street into Fremlin Walk before finishing on Jubilee Square just after 2pm. In addition to the […]