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Stalls Information

If you would like a stall for the Maidstone Mela please read the following letter and complete the registration form which is available in Microsoft Word 2003 format and Adobe PDF format. For specific stall enquires please contact Christine Dier at Maidstone Borough Council on 01622 602 000.

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Maidstone Mela Day September 12th 2010

The Mela Day event again proved to be popular with thousands in attendance for the all day cultural extravaganza. It was formally launched by a community parade which featured local schools who had been working with Samesky, Lucky Moyo and Cultural Beats in the build up and local community groups. The parade climaxed in front … Continue reading Maidstone Mela Day September 12th 2010

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Maidstone Mela Night a Success Despite Weather

Pouring rain did not put off Bhangra superstar Jazzy B from putting on an energetic and colourful performance at the Maidstone Mela Night event performing from his catalogue of hit songs including “Romeo”, “Rambo” and “Guddi”. Jazzy got an excellent response from the audience who had braved the poor weather to attend. He commented after … Continue reading Maidstone Mela Night a Success Despite Weather

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Rana Sahota added to Maidstone Mela bill

Emerging Bhangra star Rana Sahota will be performing at the Maidstone Mela on Sunday. A late addition to the bill, he takes the place of ‘2 for 1’ who had to pull out for personal reasons. Rana will be singing from his forthcoming album. He has won may plaudits for his debut album last year … Continue reading Rana Sahota added to Maidstone Mela bill

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Maidstone Mela Launch 2010

The formal launch of the Maidstone Mela took place on July 14 with some 350 children joined by teachers and parents parading through the town centre led by Dhol Players, African Drummers and the Bloco Fogo Samba Group. The launch was made possible due to funding secured from Arts Council England. The schools worked with … Continue reading Maidstone Mela Launch 2010

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Maidstone Mela launches with schools parade

In preparation for the Mela, to be held over two days in September, the young pupils will be parading through Maidstone town centre to celebrate the start of the Mela. This year the Maidstone Mela, which celebrates diversity through music, food and dance, promises to top last year’s popularity and be bigger and better than … Continue reading Maidstone Mela launches with schools parade

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