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Day of the Dead Festival


Join us for a free mini Festival to celebrate the annual Dia de Muertos Festival held in Mexico.

There will be food and drink, music, craft workshops and the opportunity to create an ‘Ofrenda’ dedicated to the community’s loved ones. See below for the full programme.

This Festival is co-curated with local resident Sandra Hall.

The Programme:

Friday:

6pm - 9pm - Mexican Food and Music

Saturday:

11 - 1pm - Papel Picado - A paper craft workshop

11 - 3pm - Felt flowers & skulls, creating a table runner for the “Ofrenda”

12pm - Tequila Bar Opens for Mexican drinks and snacks

12pm - Mexican Folk Dance Workshop

1 - 3pm - Floral head bands - to wear and take home

2 - 4pm - Sugar skull cookies - decorate to take home and eat

3pm - Mexican Folk Dance Workshop

4pm - Dressing the “Ofrenda” - using the crafts created in the workshops, and dedications to your loved ones

4.30pm - Mexican Folk Dance Performance, with dances from Jalisco and Veracruz

6pm - Mexican Menu as part of the Bookstore Suppers programme (please book here)

7pm - Mexican-inspired music

Earlier Event: October 17
An Open Mic Night at The Bookstore
Later Event: November 1
Y.O.U! Halloween Party