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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].

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.





Estudio sobre el uso lingüístico en las familias chilenas, o de descendencia chilena, residentes en UK.

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Soy estudiante en la Universidad de Lausana en intercambio con la Universidad de Sheffield para un semestre. Estoy escribiendo mi HolaHellomemoria de Máster sobre el uso lingüístico en las familias chilenas, o de descendencia chilena, residentes en Sheffield.

Me interesa entender qué lenguas se usan en el ámbito familiar. ¿Dónde, cuándo y con quién se habla español o inglés? También, me interesa conocer tu percepción acerca de ambas lenguas, es decir, ¿qué representan y qué significan para ti? ¿En qué medida son importantes para ti?

Estas preguntas ayudarán a entender, por ejemplo, si es probable que el español sigua manteniéndose en las siguientes generaciones.

Para llevar a cabo mi estudio, necesito ponerme en contacto con personas dispuestas a responder a mis preguntas. Se harán entrevistas individuales de unos 30 minutos como mínimo.

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Alejandro Albornoz y Alejandra Caro en el ‘Sound Junction’. University of Sheffield Sound Studios.

palbornozViernes 3 de noviembre 2017, a las 19:00, Firth Hall, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN

Tickets (£5 per concert, £10 Intersection Pass)

Alejandro Albornoz está realizando actualmente un doctorado en composición electroacústica en la Universidad de Sheffield y centra sus investigaciones en la voz humana, la poesía, el lenguaje, la acusmática y los algoritmos.

La primera sesión del programa de Sound Junction del día viernes 3 está encabezada por Alejandro.  La sesión 2, del día sábado 4,  lo está por el Dr Nikos Stavropoulos de Leeds Becketts University, y sesión 3 del mismo día por el  prestigioso compositor alemán y Professor of Composition and Director of Electroacoustic Studios en la Univeridad de Harvard Hans Tutschku.

En esta oportunidad Alejandro Albornoz, con el acompañamiento de Alejandra Caro (voz), compartirá su obra ‘La Luz’, pieza concebida para ocho canales.

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Languages of Head, Heart and Home: The meaning of exile

546158_106592812812462_969625856_nMy name is Jasmine Gideon I am an academic researcher based in the Dept of Geography at Birkbeck, University of London and have previously worked with first generation Chilean exiles in the UK looking at questions of health and well-being. Based on some of the responses I received while doing this work I felt it would be useful to extend the project to subsequent generations of Chileans in the UK.

Through focusing on language ability in Spanish and English we are trying to understand the ways in which this impacts on the transmission of trauma from one generation to the next, how this impacts on well-being and what it means to be an exile – neither from ‘here’ nor ‘there’.

This is an online questionnaire that can be accessed via the following link.


Support this research, please!





‘Momentos’. A theatre play about the personal journey of 3 Chilean political refugees. Liverpool

HO DocAt the Unity theatre. Liverpool

Dates: Thu 6 – Fri 7 Jul
Times: 8:00pm
Prices: £10 | £8 Conc
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage

Online booking: Here

Venue: Unity One

Ana’s husband was taken by security forces and became one of the disappeared; she lives a life between reality and fantasy which he inhabits with her. Pedro was arrested in 1973 and taken to a concentration camp in the north of Chile; his journey to retrace his past and face his demons takes him back to the place, where he was incarcerated. Miguel came as a young boy with his parents; he reconnects with his roots as an adult and questions his identity as he struggles between his adopted country and the place of his birth. This is a powerful representation of a deeply moving story that takes you on a journey of struggle, hope, fear and determination, highlighting critical moments that changed a nation.

Written by Francisco Carrasco; this new theatre piece incorporates theatre, storytelling, live music, movement and multi-media as well as songs from the Chilean popular song movement of the time.

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‘We touched the sky‘ . Learn about the Chilean experience, via video interviews with exiled Chileans living in Britain.

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