#Mela Matters 2017

#Mela Matters 2017

#Mela Matters #1 – 2017

The first Mela Seminar of 2017 and launch of the Mela Matters Advocacy Document, in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, to mark the significant impact Mela and the Arts have made to South Asian communities in Britain today.

Date: 17/01/2017

Copies of the document will be made available on the day and distributed to key stakeholders and funding bodies. There will also be an online version available on this website.


By invitation only.

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2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Partition. Through the power of the arts, Mela has transformed the way in which South Asian communities celebrate in the public domain. Led largely by volunteers, the Mela movement has grown to create a significant critical mass over the past 7 decades. Mela successfully engages with initiatives around social cohesion and integration, access and engagement all through the prism of the arts. To mark this anniversary and the contribution made by Mela in transforming perceptions of communities, The Mela Partnership kicks off the year with this key seminar with speakers and guests who have made a significant difference in public life to Mela and to the arts in general.

Directions: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/arena-theatre/about-us/getting-here/

Speakers include representatives from the Outdoor Arts sector, ACE, ISAN and the University of Wolverhampton.