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INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK #1: GUSTAVO MINAS

Every week we will be sharing an inspirational figure from Latin America, someone who we think you deserve to know about. Our aim is to spread the creativity and passion for their subject and hopefully inspire you as well ! This week we chose the Brazilian photographer Gustavo Minas.    Gustavo was born in Minais Gerais, […]

Preview: Papaya Fest 2019

Papaya Fest, an exciting new multi-arts festival hosting an array of trailblazing Anglo-Latinx artists is set to be a crowd-pleaser in Bristol this weekend (10th – 13th October). With a diverse mix of theatre and music, it will be taking place at the Wardrobe Theatre & the Old Market Assembly. Bristolatino’s editor-in-chief Isaac Norris gives the low-down!   […]

Mexican artist David Álvarez captures the night

Mexican illustrator David Álvarez makes hand-drawn illustrations that combine breathtaking technical skill with creativity and humour. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief Helen Brown interviews  Álvarez about Mesoamerican mythology, the moon, and his creative process.   In Noche Antigua (Ancient Night), Álvarez illustrates a Mesoamerican myth explaining the phases of the moon. Each night a dutiful rabbit fills the moon with […]

VIA ARTS PRIZE: Call for entries now open!

The VIA Arts Prize, the UK’s only Ibero-American themed visual arts competition, invites artists to create works inspired by Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese arts and cultures. The prize is organised by the Association of Cultural Attachés of Latin America, Spain and Portugal (ACALASP) with support from  People’s Palace Projects and Instituto Cervantes. BristoLatino’s Helen Brown discusses the […]

Truth and Memory in Peru: A Conversation with Jesús Cossio

Alexander Hill speaks to Peruvian comic book artist Jesús Cossio. The artist sheds light on his work which documents Peru’s bloody recent history.  17 May 1980 marked the start of the bloodiest war in Peruvian history. It was an internal conflict in which 69,280 Peruvians lost their lives as victims of extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, massacres, and […]

HOW ONE FESTIVAL IS REVOLUTIONISING THE PERIPHERIES OF SÃO PAULO

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris writes about an exciting new comic event in São Paulo which he went to on Sunday and what it means for the people.   Brazil’s cultural capital, São Paulo, inaugurated its first-ever comic festival in the peripheries on Sunday. Located in Capão Redondo, one of the most notoriously violent areas of […]

FLAWA: A Brand New Arts Festival Celebrating Latin American Women comes to London

This May, London will host its first ever festival celebrating the talents of Latin American women in film, music, literature and art. Running from the 15th-19th of May, FLAWA will be a jam-packed weekend of carefully-curated events held in unique venues across London, such as the 18thcentury renovated cinema Rich Mix and the live music venue […]

Ana Vallejo’s photography humanises Bogotá’s illegal settlements

Ana Vallejo is a Colombian photographer based in Bogotá. Her project, Entre Nubes, focuses on San Germán, a makeshift neighbourhood in a National Park on the outskirts of Bogotá, where people internally displaced from various conflicts around Colombia have settled after finding themselves unable to find housing in the capital. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief, Helen Brown, interviewed Ana […]

Mesmerizing soundscapes at MUTEK México 2018

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris attended this year’s edition of MUTEK México (19-25 Nov), an annual music festival held in the sprawling capital city. MUTEK festival is the biggest platform for innovative audiovisual experiences in Mexico. Over the past 15 years its devoted team of organizers have created an impeccable line-up year after year, always discovering unique venues […]