It's A MexiFest In London
The colourful and vibrant atmosphere of Mexico is one of the things most Mexican expats miss when living abroad. Mexico is a mixture of tastes, traditions and culture, and being far from it can take a toll on the feeling of your identity as a Mexican expat.
The Mexican Chamber of Commerce is challenging all odds to bring the celebration of independence to London with the Mexifest, in partnership with Yelp, and make every Mexican feel at home during one of the country’s most successful celebrations.
Tacos, Tequila and Luchadores
El Grito de la Independencia is celebrated annually in September, and more than 200 years after the declaration of independence was signed, Mexicans still throw the house out the window in order to celebrate our freedom.
This year, Bishop Square in London will serve as the venue for MexiFest, where you will be able to enjoy an array of Mexican delicacies, draft beer, tequila and mezcal, all of it accompanied by authentic Mexican music and an entertaining show of Mexican lucha libre.
Golden Age of Mexican Cinema
One may think of Mexican gastronomy as the biggest part of the country, after all, it is a UNESCO World Heritage. However, Mexico goes beyond what your tastebuds crave. It is a country full of art with its cinematic industry being one of the fastest growing ones around the world. The golden age of Mexican cinema that has mades its way across the Atlantic and its presence known at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) in London.
Classic dramas, musicals and comedies from the early half of the 20th century will be screening at this BAFTA recognised British film festival. Dolores del Río and María Félix, two of the most acclaimed mexican actresses, will come back to life in Beech Street, London. You won’t want to miss the films that shaped the road for today’s world-wide acclaimed mexican cinema and learn a little bit of the history of mexican art and culture through the big screen.
Frida Kahlo: Her Lust For Life
One of Mexico’s most renowned artists was Frida Kahlo, and years after her passing, her lust for life continues being celebrated worldwide.
Throughout August she is present in Menier Gallery’s exhibition, “Lust for Life”, where 42 international artists share their take on Kahlo’s view on life, love, family, friendship, fashion, and more. It is said to be one of the year’s most visually challenging exhibitions.