Aberdeen Mela One World Day is all set to return to the Granite City this summer. Westburn park will be ablaze with colour, celebrating the cultural diversity of the city and the North East. There’ll be food, music, dance, and loads of kids’ activities throughout the day. All of this comes together to bring the park to life in an all-encompassing multicultural festival.

Aberdeen Mela is being held for the first time since 2019. But as in previous years, the program will be led by wonderful and talented performers. All representing Aberdeen’s amazing diverse ethnic communities.


Join our newsletter!

But just before you continue reading, please consider signing up to our monthly newsletter. It’s a great round up of what’s happening in the city. No spam, just a collection of stories and images from the heart of Aberdeen.


Aberdeen Mela is all about the food!

The biggest selling point of Aberdeen Mela for the team here at POST is the food! There’s such a huge variety of international cuisines on offer. And so the only problem is deciding which food stall you’ll visit next!

Furthermore, the organisers at Aberdeen Multicultural Centre are always looking to expand their offerings with new and diverse catering. Along with the food stalls, you can also expect crafts, clothes, and other fun activities.

Furthermore, organisers will provide pitches to Third Sector and Public Sector Organisations. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to interact and engage with the many diverse international communities of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Multicultural Centre

The focus of Aberdeen Multicultural Centre is to celebrate Aberdeen’s ethnic diversity. Cultural sharing and performing arts are very effective avenues for doing this.

Aberdeen Mela also provides a wonderful platform and showcase for this with performers from across the region, Scotland, and throughout the UK. On each stage, the programme will be diverse and entertaining with a mix of professional artists and community performers.

What you need to know

Westburn Park is brilliant during Mela. It’s a great way to sp[end a Sunday with the whole family. There really is something for everyone. You’ll definitely head home at the end of the day with a full heart and a full belly. We’ll see you there!

WESTBURN PARK
SUNDAY 21 AUGUST
12 PM-7 PM / FREE ENTRY

Events Calendar

Check out Mela One World Day on Aberdeen Events

Find more events and activities in the Aberdeen Events Calendar


About POST

Kevin Mitchell and Chris Sansbury founded POST from a desire to cut through the noise to share the great things that happen in Aberdeen. They focus on community, culture and the interesting people of the city. The local artists, businesses and charities; photographers, musicians and entertainers. These are the people that make a positive impact on our city every day. So they use video, audio, writing and social media to amplify the voices in our community and ultimately give a platform to Aberdeen folk to engage and tell their own stories.

Recent work includes coverage of Spectra 2022, interviews with We Are Here Scotland founder Ica Headlam; Paralympic gold medalist, Neil Fachie; Aberdeen rapper Chef and his push for success; an article by film director Mark Stirton about the state of high-rise buildings in the city; coverage of Nuart Aberdeen 2022 and TEDx Aberdeen, as well as coverage of British Art Show 9.

A great way to catch up with our work is by reading our 2021 Year in Review.