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El Sueño Existe: Nicaragua Past & Present

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


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
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
¿Nos vemos?

Chilean Exiles and the World University Service (WUS) research project.

Chilean Exiles and the World University Service is a project run by Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes and Professor John King to explore the role of UK groups and activists in assisting refugees and exiles after the fall of Allende in 1973. The project will run until spring 2019 in collaboration with the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile, and the Modern Records Centre at Warwick.

Through oral interviews, the project aims to compile a record of Chilean exile experiences that will offer insights into the benefits of the WUS program in supporting exiles to continue with their studies, rebuild their lives, settle in the UK or elsewhere, or return to Chile.

“We would like to hear from anyone who benefitted from a WUS scholarship and who would like to contribute their story to our project. We are happy to travel to meet anyone in their hometown, where feasible, of course,” says Professor Ribeiro de Menezes.

If you are interested in contributing to the project, please get in touch with Alison:  [email protected] or  [email protected].

Un nuevo y certero atentado contra la democracia

Juan Pablo Cárdenas S.18.02.2018 “Explicaciones hay muchas ante la pérdida de una revista tan importante y solvente como Punto Final. Sin embargo, lo que más desalienta es que no exista entre aquellos “chilenos que les ha ido bien”, y siguen profesando (según dicen) las causas del progresismo, un esfuerzo por salvar a esta revista, pero también proponerse entregar recursos que alimenten la diversidad informativa”.

El director de la Revista Punto Final ha anunciado el inminente cierre de su publicación. Problemas financieros serían la causa de que se apague una publicación de más de 50 años de existencia y que ha representado con lucidez la visión del progresismo o de la izquierda en nuestro país.

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Symposium: Contextualising the Chilean Mural at Leeds University Union



Y Habrá Trabajo Para Todos… And there will be work for all

Pyramid Theatre, Leeds University Union

Friday 16 February 2018

13.00 to 18.00




In 1976, a group of Chileans in exile painted a mural on a student common room wall in the Leeds University Union building. Later hidden behind a temporary ceiling and kitchen wall, the mural was finally uncovered in 2017.

To mark the restoration and interpretation of the mural, this symposium will examine the different visual and political contexts within which we can situate the LUU Chilean mural. Invited academics and arts professionals will present a series of examples which explore the politics and poetics of public art, politics and murals in Chilean, South American and other global contexts.

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book your place [email protected]

For more information, visit:

ProgrammeChilean Mural Symposium Booklet



The graphic novel ‘Introduction to Chile’ in PDF version now!

AIsheet_smallOriginally produced in 1975 by the Chile Solidarity Campaign, and authored by Chris Welch, a reprint of the graphic novel ‘Introduction to Chile’, together with an e-version of the book was produced on the 40th Anniversary of the military coup by the Chile40YearsOn network with the support of Unite the Union. Now, on the year of the 45th Anniversary, we are pleased to announce the PDF version of it that can be downloaded free of charge from the bottom of the page. -This replaces the e-book.

It’s a great read, with humour and great cartoons, as well as an excellent rundown of Chilean history from Chile 45 Years On Logo5cmthe Conquistadors to Allende’s Socialist Government of Popular Unity, the Pinochet coup, the Solidarity movement here and the Chileans’ lives as political exiles in Britain.

Somehow an ebook version brings out sharply the story’s contemporary relevance – to Latin America and the worldwide onward march of neo-liberalism.






Alfredo Jaar : at Leeds Uni and Yorkshire Sculpture Park




Leeds University

21st March 2018 / 17.00 to 19.00


On Wednesday 21st March, Alfredo Jaar will be speaking about his exhibition which is currently on at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. His talk will be from 17.00 to 19.00  at Business School Maurice Keyworth, Room G.02, Clarendon Road, University of Leeds  (a couple of minutes’ walk from the Union building) – Plus a visit to the recently Chilean Mural at LUU.  All are welcome.



Yorkshire Sculpture Park:

22nd March 2018 / 19.00 to 20.30

YSP Centre

From £10

A powerful and captivating speaker, Alfredo Jaar discusses the inspiration behind his most recent projects, including the creation of The Garden of Good and Evil and his YSP exhibition.

Jaar is known as of one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today. Born in Chile and now living and working in New York, Jaar’s provocative projects have been shown all over the world. This event presents a rare opportunity to hear the artist talk about his experience and profound practice, which spans across film, photography and installation to cast light on aspects of current world affairs that are seldom explored in international news reporting.





La Muralla: ‘Uncovering the Chilean Mural’


” This mural was recently discovered in Leeds University Union (LUU). It was recognised by Mario Álvarez Fuentes, who then contacted the wider Chilean community. The Chilean community lead by Gilberto Hernández and Pedro Fuentes contacted LUU in an open letter expressing the importance of the mural. LUU, The Chilean Community, The University of Leeds and the Heritage Lottery Fund are all now working together to help save this mural, tell the story of how it came to be here, and remind Leeds of the role it played in Chilean History. The mural was painted in 1976 by Chilean men who had fled the military dictatorship. The mural was painted as part of the solidarity movement, in an effort to make a wider community aware of the atrocities happening in Chile.” Link to  La Muralla* where you’d find a documented insight about the past and the very present of the project.

*La Muralla was created as part of a group project for the MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies course at the University of Leeds

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More links: Yorkshire Evening Post: ‘Forgotten Leeds mural tells enduring story of solidarity’ 


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