Day of the Dead

November 1 2018 – November 3 2018

The Mexican festival Dia de Muertos sees family and friends gathering in remembrance of those who have passed away.

This year we will be hosting an exhibition of stunning new photography featuring members of South Yorkshire’s Latin American community wearing traditional Mexican costume will be displayed with a Day of the Dead altar and Memorial Tree, on which Sheffield families can hang miniature portraits of loved ones who have died, in keeping with Mexican Day of the Dead traditions. The images have been taken by Elizabeth Uruchurtu (Mexican national) and Pat Rutter from the Sheffield Photographic Society, in conjunction with portrait photographer Tom Arber, as a response to the V&A exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up. New poetry inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo from prize-winning poet Carolyn Waudby will form part of the exhibition.
 
We're also holding two special events: 
 
Lady Night

Thursday 1st November 2018, 7.30pm
 
 
Award-winning poet Carolyn Waudby will perform new poems inspired by the life of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo to mark Day of the Dead, with music performed by Latin musicians from the Leeds-based band, Mestisa.
 
Book here (free)
 
 
Poetry and Music Day
Saturday 3rd November 11-3.30pm
 
A day of poetry, Mexican dance, sugar skull and face painting activities for families. Mestisa band will present a very Latin programme, and Son de America, the Sheffield Latin folk dance group, will perform pieces related the Day of the Dead.
 
Book here (free)
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