Archive for category Nuestra América

Play for Cuba: Musical instrument appeal




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?

Talk. Dr Tom Pering, U Sheffield on ‘An active lava lake at Masaya Volcano’, Nicaragua.

Masaya Volcano

Sheffield-Estelí Society and Students For Estelí are pleased to invite you to hear:

Dr. Tom Pering, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield:

An Active Lava Lake at Masaya volcano: monitoring the volcanoes of Nicaragua


Guisell Morales-Echaverry, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK

on the importance of volcanoes to Nicaraguan tourism.

plus the opportunity to toast the memory of Steve Ludlam in rum, provided by the Nicaraguan Ambassador.

Wesnesday 27th  September at 15.00

Lecture Theatre 6

Arts Tower, University of Sheffield.

78 Aniversario llegada del Winnipeg


‘A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution’. Book presentation



The Cuban revolution is almost universally understood as the victory of a guerrilla army, in which workers and their organisations were passive onlookers.

In ‘A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution: How the Working Class Shaped the Guerrillas Victory’ published in 2016, Stephen Cushion turns conventional wisdom on its head and argues that the Cuban working class played a much more decisive role in the Revolution’s outcome than previously understood.

Monday 5th June, 19.30 at The Red Deer, Pitt St, Sheffield


See here for a review



Symposium: ‘Absence, presence, embodiment’. Aberystwyth, Wales




The symposium includes:

The Footprints of Memory: Searching for Mexico’s Disappeared exhibition,

Ty Celf/The Art House, Maes Lowri /Laura Place, Aberystwyth

Footprints of Memory Workshop and discussion of exhibition:

Alfredo López Casanova, Artist, Mexico City; María de Jesús Tlatempa Bello,

Mother of one of the 43 Ayotzinapa Students (Chair: Danielle House)


 Full programme



Benefit for Bartolina Sisa projects. Sheffield, Saturday 25 March 2017


All proceeds to Bartolina Sisa* indigenous women’s empowerment projects in Cochabamba, Bolivia


1 Read the rest of this entry »

Translate »