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By Fay Winter PERFORMERS have travelled from as far afield as Africa, South America and India to entertain crowds at this year's Mela Festival. This weekend is the culmination of a week of activities celebrating the city's cultural diversity.
EDINBURGH'S annual Mela Festival has opened with a performance of Sapno ki Shaadi, above, a drama about a traditional Asian wedding . The event took place in the Big Top at Ocean Terminal, and the festival continues this week with a combination of theatre, dance and music for all the family.
By Liam Rudden Arts and Colourful Asian festival grows at Ocean terminal 'The Mela this year offers a wo rld of creative talent," declared Liam Sinclair, the event's new artistic director, announcing the 2008 programme earlier this year.
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.