Manu Chao, Hector Abad Faciolince, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and William Ospina have been a few of the highlights marking the Colombiage season this year. We thank you for your continued support and invite you to join us for the final extravaganza of 2010 – the Colombiage Weekender at the RichMix arts centre in Shoreditch from November 19-21. Since 2007, Colombiage has been working passionately to bring you some of the best and most contemporary names in music, film and literature from Colombia. And because we love doing things differently, this year we have decided to spice things up a little by introducing theatre, experimental film and visual arts to the mix. Together with our thriving educational programme, we hope to inspire children and adults alike to discover the many different faces of Colombia today.
The count down has begun, there are only 10 days left to this much awaited Colombiage Weekender and you are all invited to join us for what will be our most experimental edition to date. The more support we have, the longer we will be able to keep this effort alive. For more information on booking tickets, please visit our website www.colombiage.com and help us spread the word.
When: 19-21 November
Where: The RichMix / 35-47 Bethnal Green Road / London / E1 6LA
Nearest Tubes: Liverpool Street & Shoreditch High Street
Times: see below
Price: special £21 day pass offering access to all events on the 2oth November; individual tickets also available.
Adding to the programme, there will be traditional Colombian food by leading Latin American restaurant Sabor, which will be bringing a mouth-watering Colombian menu to Colombiage.
We look forward to seeing you all there for what will be an unforgettable weekend. And don’t forget to check our recommended events: CASA Latin American Theatre & Chucho Valdez at the Barbican Centre, see below for more details
Colombiage Weekender highlights:
Darkness, Cruelty and Laughter
19th, 20th, 21st November
19:30 / RichMix/ Venue 1
£12/ £10 concs
Teatro del Presagio, one of Colombia’s most groundbreaking theatre companies, will present La Oscuridad, la Crueldad y la Risa (Darkness, Cruelty and Laughter) in the UK for the for the first time.
They will also be presenting Acefalos this coming weekend at the Oval House Theatre (see below). In association with CASA Theatre and the Embassy of Colombia in the UK.
11-13:00/ 14-16:00/ RichMix/ Venue 2
£5 per child
Creating Ecolombia, a series of arty workshops for kids between the ages of 5 and 12, taking them on an expedition where art, ecology, sustainability & the power to create a new world will be the main theme. In association with the RichMix.
La Chiva Gantiva
21:30/ RichMix/ Bar
£8 adv/ £11 door
La Chiva Gantiva (UK debut), this explosive Colombian band based in Brussels will make us dance till the early hours with their original blend of cumbia, salsa, rock, funk and much more. In association with the RichMix.
13-18:00/ RichMix/ Cinema 3
£6.50/£5.50 concessions for the entire showcase
Colombia Experimenta: Video & Media arts from Colombia (UK premiere), a unique selection of experimental video production from Colombia featuring some of the most important video and electronic artists in the country, presented by the internationally known artists and curator, Andres Burbano.In association with Cremer Projects and the Embassy of Colombia in the UK.
19th, 20th, 21st November
All day exhibition/RichMix/ Café Basement
Flickering Darkness, a remarkable installation by artist Juan delGado offering a unique insight into Corabastos – one of Bogotá’s largest food markets and distribution centres. In association with Cremer Projects and the Embassy of Colombia in the UK