St Albans festival celebrates different cultures

A range of food and drink stalls were available for the public

A range of food and drink stalls were available for the public - Credit: Archant

Families enjoyed live music and refreshment stalls at an annual cultural festival.

Close to 1,000 people went along to Fleetville Junior School in St Albans to attend the Mela Festival, which is now in its second year.

The aim of the event is to celebrate different diverse cultures in the city and it is run in association with Batighor - a community charity.

A range of activities were on offer including martial arts, face painting and arts and craft stalls.

Among the visitors was St Albans MP Anne Main who gave a speech.

Moe Money, who organised the event, said: “The festival ran very smoothly and the numbers were better than last year.

“It was absolutely fantastic; last year the rain let us down but this year it was hot and a lot of people came.

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“We are now starting our preparations for the St Albans Mela 2017 to make it bigger and better.”

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