Melatopia TV is a celebration of all things Mela, featuring a 1 hour and 45minute magazine prograpmme of music, dance, talks and comedy. Plus newly commissioned and archive material. The programme repeats throughout the event from 3pm - 3am on Saturday 7 November GMT here, on YouTube or Twitch.TV.
15:00 Melatopia TV magazine programme
16:45 The Great British Bollywood Dance Off presents Bollywood Dance School UK - Part 1
17:00 Melatopia TV magazine programme
18:45 The Great British Bollywood Dance Off presents Epika Dance Troupe - Part 1
19:00 Melatopia TV magazine programme
20:45 The Great British Bollywood Dance Off presents Jay Kumar & Jai Ho Dancers - Part 1
21:00 Melatopia TV magazine programme
22:45 The Great British Bollywood Dance Off presents Bollywood Dance School UK - Part 2
23:00 Melatopia TV magazine programme
00:45 The Great British Bollywood Dance Off presents Epika Dance Troupe - Part 2
01:00 Melatopia TV magazine programme
02:45 The Great British Bollywood Dance Off presents Jay Kumar & Jai Ho Dancers - Part 2
Saans (Breath), takes us through three stages of a woman’s life, told through dance and movement, and was the first film shot in London during lockdown. The film was made as a response to the disproportionate numbers of South Asians dying as a result of Covid 19 in the first wave in 2020. Commissioned by Newham Unlocked Festival
Sugar has fuelled the world for over two centuries. Yet sugar has become the worlds fastest growing source of illness, decay and obesity.
Girmit, aims to highlight the ever-changing relationship we have with the worlds favourite commodity. From health to migration, from profit to exploitation.
Mela talks is a series of short interviews with Mela Partnership organisers, reflecting on this diverse and dynamic sector. Mela Talks are in depth and highlight the exceptional work of volunteers, artists, curators, who all come together to create the kaleidoscope that is Mela.
London Mela Archives
Two decades of a retrospective of Mela in the UK. Brilliant archive footage of the many London Mela events that have taken place over the years.
Magic Mela presents Learning with Lyra
8 year old Lyra learns to make a song about Covid with help from her friends Raxstar and Sunit.
The Great British Bollywood
Join the party at home with the Great British Bollywood Dance Off! Three choreographers create six unique 15 minute dance classes especially for Melatopia TV. Create your own London Mela in your home by joining Jay Kumar and friends. Get off the sofa and beat the lockdown blues by showing off your best Bollywood moves!