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Launch of the Belfast Mela - Thursday, August 2 2018 [Photos]

Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today was Julian Simmons with traditional dancers from local Chinese and Indian Dance Groups. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today was Julian Simmons with traditional dancers from local Chinese and Indian Dance Groups. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today was Wei Hong Tu. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Guests are pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Guests are pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Wei Hong Tu and Emily Ni. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Wei Hong Tu and Emily Ni. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today was Wei Hong Tu. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Bronagh Luke pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Wei Hong Tu and Emily Ni. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Bollywood Dancers Dona Das Gupta and Dailya Kadhir perform at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were: Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Bronagh Luke pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Guests pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Nisha Tandon pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar is the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today was ¥Indonesian band KunoKini with local singer songwriter Danielle Carragher. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Kate Nicholl, Hamsavani Rajeswaren and Niall î Donnghaile. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Julian Simmons, Jahswill Emanuel, Joseph Rickets and Seamas O'Labhradha. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Robert Bell, Krishan Tandon and Nisha Tandon. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today is Julian Simmons. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Shahrazad Mohamed, Katayon Alhidary and Nasrin Noroozi. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Sonya McCourt, Anne McGlade and Jackie McCusker. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Pamela Ballantine, Julian Simmons, Paul Reilly and Carolyn Stewart. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Norma Donaldson, Clover Watts and Adrianna Morviova. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Stephen Brennan and Stephen McGarry. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Paul Reilly and Carolyn Stewart. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were traditional dancers from the Chinese Dance Group NI. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today was Indonesian band KunoKini with local singer songwriter Danielle Carragher. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today was Nisha Tandon from ArtsEkta and Julian Simmons with traditional dancers from local Chinese and Indian Dance Groups Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were traditional dancers from the Chinese Dance Group NI. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Bollywood Dancers Daliya Khadir and Dona Das Gupta. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Nisha Tandon and Bronagh Luke with members of the Chinese Dance Group NI. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were Bronagh Luke, James Maguire and Lucy McCormick from Spar. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were traditional dancers from the Chinese Dance Group NI. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 2nd August 2018 - Pictured at the launch of the 12th Belfast Mela, together with Spar by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey in Babel Rooftop today were traditional dancers from the Chinese Dance Group NI. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

The 12th Belfast Mela was launched at the Babel Rooftop bar in the city on Thursday, August 2 2018.

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