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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 […]

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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 […]

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The 11th Maidstone Mela

The 11th Maidstone Mela despite the poor weather again proved to be great success. Organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus, Maidstone Borough Council, Kent Equality Cohesion Council and Maidstone Mela Advisory Group the event this year was held over 2 days with Mela Friday taking place in the Town Centre and Mela Sunday in Mote […]

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Maidstone Mela Launch Parade Event Biggest to Date

Friday September 6 will see the biggest Maidstone Mela Launch Parade to date take place with 9 local schools and some 500 local pupils taking part. The parade will depart from County Hall at 1.35pm; go along Week Street into Fremlin Walk before finishing on Jubilee Square just after 2pm. The children will be accompanied […]