Leicester Mela

The Leicester Belgrave Mela celebrates its 30th birthday this weekend.

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Thousands enjoy Leicester Mela

by ITV Central

Thousands of people from Leicester enjoyed festivities today, as the city united for a day of cultural celebration.

The Belgrave Leicester Mela showcased the best in local talent, from singers and dancers, to food and garments.

This year, the Leicester Mela celebrated its 30th anniversary.

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Thousands head to Leicester Mela

by ITV Central
performers entertaining the crowd at Mela. Credit: ITV Central

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Leicester today, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Leicester Belgrave Mela.

The cultural festival started at 11am this morning, with local performers taking to the stage all day.

Thousands arrive at Mela. Credit: ITV Central
Crowds line the streets in Leicester City Centre. Credit: ITV Central
City residents don on Leicester. Credit: ITV Central