Preston Mela 2019: 14 photos from this weekend's vibrant feast of sound and colour

Preston’s Flag Market was transformed into a vibrant feast of sound and colour at the weekend.

Monday, 8th July 2019, 8:59 am
Updated Monday, 8th July 2019, 9:59 am
Preston Mela 2019: 20 photos from this weekend's vibrant feast of sound and colour

Traditional Indian string puppets imitating court entertainment, saree draping and Bollywood dancing thrilled visitors to this year’s Preston Mela. The annual festival, which returned to the market on Saturday, celebrates the rich cultural heritage in Preston. This cross cultural mix of entertainment featured craft workshops and information stands as people gathered to watch at the weekend.

The Mayor with the Abhi Dance Academy
Preston Mela on the Flag Market

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Kuchapudi dancer Siri Ram
Preston Mela on the Flag Market
Preston Mela on the Flag Market
The different generations enjoy the Preston Mela
More traditional dancing during the Preston Mela, displaying the magnificent attire
Linh, Thao and Trang demonstrate some beautiful fabrics
Vibrant colours at the Preston Mela, as shown by these dancers
Preston Indian Street Food
Vice Lord Lt. Christine Kirk with Urmila Tailor
Raji Ven with traditional food at Preston Mela
A young girl makes a beaded bracelet during the event in Preston
Jyoti and Anjani Gupta painting together at Preston Flag Market