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Day of the Dead, in Sheffield

 

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Day of the Dead: Poetry and Music Day,

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Sheffield Institute of Art

Sat 3 November 2018. 11:00 – 15:30

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Invite – recreating the Chilean mural (on cloth)

As part of the preparations for the Victor Jara festival ‘El Sueño Existe’ 2019, we will be creating, on a large cloth, a new version of the Leeds Chilean Mural : Y Habra Trabajo para Todos / And There Will be Work for All (picture of the mural attached – the other translation is into Welsh, which is important for the festival which is in Wales and recognises the importance of the Welsh language)

Briefly, the mural was originally painted by 3 young Chilean exiles in 1976, shortly after they arrived in Leeds. It was tiled over in the 80s and only rediscovered by chance in 2017.

It has been preserved and restored after a campaign by Chileans and supporters.BUT it is rather hidden on a wall in Leeds University student union and is difficult to visit or see.

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

A dramatisation of Robert Tressel’s book

by Townsend Productions


Supported by Vision Sheffield festival

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‘The Spirit of 1968’ at Sheffield Trades & Labour Club

A stirring, riotous and inspiring celebration of 150 years of union struggle!

Monday 24th September 7.30pm

Doors open 6.45pm

(the bar will also be open)

At Sheffield Trades & Labour Club

200 Duke Street S2 5QQ**

Tickets £10 and £6.00 (concessions)


* Also tickets can be reserved by email to

[email protected]

**Bus120 (to Halfway) : Arundel Gate (stop AG1)

Organised by Sheffield Trades Union Council

 

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¡Nae Pasaran! the film, at The Showroom, Sheffield

 

In 1974, factory workers in Scotland refused to repair jet engines from the Chilean Air Force in protest against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. The workers never found out the scale of their impact. Until now.

The Showroom, Tuesday 18th September at 18.30.
Q&A after the film.


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Detention centres in Chile under Pinochet: free arpillera workshop and exhibition.

 

The exhibition of patchwork “arpilleras” and the  Arpillera  Workshop (Free)*, facilitated by Maria Alicia Salinas Farfan, will take place on Wednesday 5th September from 1.00-3.30pm at The Millennium Gallery (Please, register for the workshop) The arpilleras will be on display throughout the day.

Arpilleras are a traditional form of textile art using “burlap” (disused flour sacks made from cheap cotton) and embroidery techniques to tell a story. Arpilleras were made throughout the dictatorship to record events during the height of the repression. They were smuggled out of Chile and sold to support the families of the disappeared prisoners or those who were detained.

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El Sueño Existe: Nicaragua Past & Present

Friday 20th July evening and Saturday 21st July: Nicaragua Past & Present

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Upcoming mini-festival in Machynlleth, near Aberystwyth celebrating all things Nicaraguan / Latin American.
Friday 20th July evening and Saturday 21st July: Nicaragua Past & Present
Further details at www.elsuenoexiste.com
Venue Y Plas Arts Centre, Machynlleth town centre SY20 8ER
5 mins walk from train station, trains direct from Birmingham/Shrewsbury
Camping – nearest is Gwerniago  Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9JX
3 miles from venue   01654 791 227
Also plenty of B&Bs, Wynnstay Hotel etc.
Tourist info for accommodation (@corris craft centre: 01654 761 244
and on the comedy festival website (ignore the “sold out” – that is just for their weekend in May)
Friday 20th July evening: FILM, Nicaragua (Tbc)
Saturday 21st daytime: workshops/speakers/poetry/film/dance etc  – Nicaragua past and present
Saturday evening 7pm – 11pm : concert
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