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Cardiff's first and only large scale outdoor mela initially was launched, organised and managed by a voluntary committee in 2006. In 2010, we incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee (without share capital) and remained a not-for-profit organisation. As of 2019, we are a Private Limited Company limited by shares. A board of directors along with a committee of community members make up the organisational team. For on the day event logistics, a local event management company is contracted to meet the needs of this large scale outdoor event. The event itself has now been running successfully and has grown steadily into Wales' largest single day multicultural event attracting 30,000+ visitors in 2010. Also, this free event was part funded by Cardiff City Council and the Arts Council in Wales in the past.

What is a Mela?

Find out more details about what a mela is, its history and origins. Also click here for more details of similar mela events throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and around the world.

Mela Organisation

Previously a small voluntary organsaition, we are now a not-for-profit organisation, incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee (without share capital)

Community Advisory Group

Our mela advisory group consists of individuals from a range of organisations in Wales whom help the mela reflect various community needs.

History

Cardiff's first and only large scale outdoor mela has been running annually since 2007 with the first mela taking place at Coopers Field, Cardiff Castle and now based in Cardiff Bay