Edinburgh Mela

Edinburgh Mela, a multi-cultural festival of music, dance and arts, returns in August to Leith Links.

Edinburgh Mela

About Edinburgh Mela

Welcome to the Edinburgh Mela! For over twenty years we’ve been bringing outstanding world music and gorgeous international dance to Scotland’s capital city, in a joyous carnival of colour, rhythm, community celebration…and delicious food.

The Edinburgh Mela seeks to embrace all its diverse communities and cultures, providing a showcase and development opportunities for artists from within those groups, working alongside artists of national and international stature. Our aim is to provide a high quality festival of music, dance and the wider arts from around the world, with the express purpose of promoting understanding between people and advancing the cause of community coherence.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Edinburgh Mela are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Days Out Events you might like...

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!
20th February 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden.
Castle Captive
Castle Captive
21st February 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet an Edinburgh Castle prisoner from the 18th century and hear about his life and times, and how he came to be in his predicament.
Castle Captive
Castle Captive
22nd February 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet an Edinburgh Castle prisoner from the 18th century and hear about his life and times, and how he came to be in his predicament.

Community Events you might like...

Sign of the Times: LGBT identities and the D/deaf community
Sign of the Times: LGBT identities and the D/deaf community
24th February 2018
Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh Old Town
An opportunity for LGBT D/deaf people to discuss their needs and the D/deaf community to learn more about LGBT identities.
Leith Conversation Cafes
Leith Conversation Cafes
26th February 2018
Out of the Blue, Leith
Leith Conversation Cafes offer conversation sessions where people of different cultures can learn from each other.
Table Top Games For Older Folk
Table Top Games For Older Folk
26th February 2018
The Salvation Army Gorgie Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!

Dance Events you might like...

The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall
20th February 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at Summerhall.
Wonder Woman Dance
Wonder Woman Dance
25th February 2018
City Art Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along and let your body move to a selection of fierce female anthems before learning a Wonder Woman inspired routine.
Rainbow Families Ceilidh
Rainbow Families Ceilidh
25th February 2018
Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Edinburgh South
The Rainbow Families Project has joined together with Ceilidh Kids, to provide fun Scottish dancing for all the family on 25th February.

Family and Kids Events you might like...

The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
20th Feb 2018 - 24th Feb 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The Sound of Music, one of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a wonderfully lavish production.
Cirque Berserk
Cirque Berserk
20th Feb 2018 - 24th Feb 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, returns to the Festival Theatre in February.
Tuesday Drop-in Sessions
Tuesday Drop-in Sessions
20th February 2018
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club, Edinburgh East
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club is holding Tuesday drop-in sessions for anyone with their own projects needing advice, help or a sewing machine to work on.

Food and Drink Events you might like...

The Queen of Crime at Valvona and Crolla Book Supper Club
The Queen of Crime at Valvona and Crolla Book Supper Club
22nd February 2018
Edinburgh East
Spend an evening with bestselling crime writer Val McDermid at Valvona & Crolla on February 22nd.
Wine and War Masterclass
Wine and War Masterclass
23rd February 2018
The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh New Town
Join Rose Murray Brown for an evening of history and wine at The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh on 23rd February.
Whisky and Women
Whisky and Women
23rd February 2018
Hill Street Design House, Edinburgh New Town
We return with another fantastic lineup of guest speakers who will present a whisky (or whiskey) of her choice, talk about her work and answer questions afterwards.

Music Events you might like...

The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
20th Feb 2018 - 24th Feb 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The Sound of Music, one of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a wonderfully lavish production.
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback
20th February 2018
Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s.
Sonnet Youth
Sonnet Youth
20th February 2018
Gilded Ballon Basement Theatre, Edinburgh New Town
A literary rave bringing together poets, authors, rappers, comedians and musicians for a night of no holds barred performances.

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