The multi-cultural festival that is Middlesbrough Mela kicked off in heavy rain today with a parade by children and community groups around the town centre to mark the official start of the weekend.
Numerous events and stalls will be based around the town’s Centre Square area on the weekend of June 7 and 8 and promises a diverse and colourful line-up of musicians, acts and activities.
Here’s a few pictures from the very start of what promises to be a busy and entertaining weekend…
Technical stuff – For those who are interested in these things all the above pictures were shot with either a Leica M9 with a 50mm f2 Summicron lens and a Fuji X-Pro 1 with an 18mm f2 lens (28mm equivalent on full frame). Images were edited with Lightroom 5 and Photoshop. All images are edited minimally using only techniques that could be achieved in a traditional darkroom.
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Images remain copyright Ian Forsyth/ London News Pictures