This year we see the return of the very colourful and lovely Edinburgh Mela festival ! It will be on Leith Links this Saturday and Sunday, the 2nd and 3rd September.
It looks like things will be kicking off around midday each day, and each day is packed with music, dance and food !! Sunday sounds super fun with highlights including The Edinburgh Samba School, The Edinburgh Bhangra Crew, an Indian street circus performance by Circus Raj and the rather wonderful and joyous Orkestra del Sol…
The Mela Kids Zone will be open all day Saturday and Sunday and will be hosted by Play Talk Read – one tent running arts & crafts and messy play and another tent running storytelling sessions led by Douglas Mackay, as follows:
13:00 – 13:45 Mahabharata and More (stories from India)
14:00 – 14:45 Tales from the Magic Drum (Stories from Africa)
15:00 – 15.45 World of Wonder (Stories from around the world)
So, that’s it..with the sound of the festival fireworks banging and sparkling away over the top of the castle last night, the 2017 festival has come to an end….and it’s been such a fantastic year. I have LOVED it – we enjoyed all the circus on the meadows, the brilliant kids shows, the BBC tent activities and of course the rather delicious hot donut stall in George square gardens (please let that come back next year) !!!
But, don’t despair, there is still plenty going on and in fact this weekend is packed with a plethora of events and lots more festival fun to be had !! Including Gorgie City Farm Festival, this Saturday the 2nd (more on that in a post tomorrow), the Tea in the Park event at Braidburn Valley Park, also on Saturday 2nd from 2pm which includes duck racing, music and new for this year a dog show too !!!
And of course, the fabulous Edinburgh Mela Festival has returned !!! I’ll be writing a blog post about it later in the week, but it will be on this weekend, 2nd and 3rd September on Leith Links and will include the Mela kids zone too !!