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Mela in the City

mela in the city


Aldgate Square
Aldgate High St EC3N 1AF

​In April 2020, the City of London Corporation will be producing the second Mela in the City to celebrate the Bengali New Year in Aldgate Square. Bringing to life the rich cultural diversity of the Aldgate area and showcasing local, national and international Bengali arts, music and culture.

Following on from the City’s first Bengali New Year Mela in 2019, Mela in the City aims to bring different communities together for an inclusive celebration and open up the City’s public spaces to its local and Greater London Bengali communities, welcoming audiences into the Square Mile. The City Corporation is looking for an artistic company to lead on the curation of an artistic programme for the event. Companies are invited to view the commissioning brief document and submit applications by Friday 6 December 2019.

Mela in the City Artist Commissioning Brief (230KB)