welcome to

our mel

“Black British history is history as well as Black.” -David Olusoga

Representation matters and MELANINFEST is a celebration of who we are.

Our Mel recognises that Black History is a history interconnected and so is not limited to a month or a time but has its roots interwoven within stories of pain, struggle, strength and beauty. It’s a history of heroes, a history of revolutionaries but it’s also a history of everyday

people living everyday life in an everyday setting

MELANINFEST creates a space to showcase talent, discover what it means to be Black and British, explore a rich and vibrant culture and be proud of a deep and vast heritage.

Come share this with us.


This is our festival.


Go where you are celebrated.

Workshops