Latest Mela Festival Stories

2008-08-28 18:00:35

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.

2008-08-25 15:00:41

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.

2008-08-22 15:00:34

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.

Word of the Day
  • 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.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.