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Thousands enjoy Mela festival

‘People of all different backgrounds, ages, faiths, sexuality and disabilities attended the Mela’

26 July, 2019 — By Steve Barnett

THOUSANDS of revellers descended on Coram’s Fields on Sunday to celebrate diversity in Camden.

Friends and family flocked to the Bloomsbury park for the much-loved Camden Mela festival, which brought with it an afternoon packed with stalls, music, dancing, funfair rides, food and even beat-boxing.

The Mix It dancers were among the groups who lit up the stage.

The festival received plenty of political backing in the shape of Town Hall leader Georgia Gould and Labour councillor Nash Ali, who helped organise the festivities.

“I am delighted with how well the Mela turned out,” said Cllr Ali.

“We received so much excellent feedback on social media and from people on the day. We had over 4,000 people attend the event, and the diversity was amazing. People of all different backgrounds, ages, faiths, sexuality and disabilities attended the Mela.”

He added: “All the performers, dancers and singers were fantastic, it was a great day, a great display of unity, collaboration and respect in Camden.”

 

 

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