Future Events

Beauty on the Wing – the Monarch Butterfly film

A showing of the award-winning film about the Monarch butterfly followed by an opportunity to chat with the film’s creator.

One of the marvels of the natural world in Mexico is the annual migration of the Monarch butterfly. These delicate creatures spend the winter in the forests of Michoacan and Estado de Mexico then fly the thousands of miles to spend the summer in the north east of the US. Kim Smith, documentary filmmaker and environmental conservationist, has made a 56 minute film chronicling the life cycle of these delicate but endangerd animals from egg to catterpillar to adult. Kim will introduce the film then, after the audience have had a chance to view it, will take questions from the audience. 

Note: because we have to pay for the showing of this film, we need to charge people joining this event. We have selected a variable charge depending on how many of you will be watching and hope you will be happy with this. The filmmaker will donate 25% of the takings to a Monarch butterfly protection charity in Mexico.

Date and Time:

Thursday 17 June 2021, 17.45 – 19.30 UK time.

To book please visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beauty-on-the-wing-the-life-story-of-the-monarch-butterfly-tickets-152478857367

Past Events

The Economy & Society of Early Maya Villages 1200-400BC

A talk about Early Mayan society by renowned Mayan archaeologist Professor Norman Hammond

How did the early Mayans make a living? What sort of society did they have? What do we know now and what more is there still to discover?To learn answers to these questions about the fascinating world of the ancient Mayan people, come to the talk by internationally renowned Mayan archaeologist Professor Norman Hammond. Norman, who has worked at several Mayan sites in Mexico and Belize and has held posts at major universities in the US and the UK, will share his decades of experience in this illustrated talk “Making a Living: Economy and Society of the Earliest Maya Villagers, 1200-400BC”.The event, hosted jointly by the British Mexican Society and UNAM-UK, will be preceded by the brief, formal Annual General Meeting of the Society.

Date And Time

Thu, February 13, 2020

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT

For full details and to book (booking is free), please visit:




Networking with RedGlobal and Emiliano Zapata!

Social & networking evening with RedGlobal MX UK – drinks and canapes included

Canapés and welcome drink included


Join us for a networking and social evening, jointly organised by the British Mexican Society and RedGlobal MX UK (the association for Mexican professionals resident in the UK), at the stunning Brunswick House.

To mark Mexico’s Día de la Revolución, Dr Helga Baitenmann, Associate Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, will give a brief talk about her current research on Emiliano Zapata. (Helga curated Emiliano Zapata: 100 Years,100 Photographs which was exhibited at the Chalton Gallery)

To cover the cost of this event there will be a charge of £25 per person which will include a drink and a selection of canapés. There will also be a cash bar should you require further refreshment.

We very much hope to see you at what we are sure will be a most enjoyable evening


There are many enjoyable and fascinating events in the UK relating to Mexican culture and language, including both the official Spanish language and the many indigenous languages of Mexico, Nahuatl being perhaps the best known.

Check out the details of both BMS-organised events and independently-organised events taking place around the UK. Feel free to email the BMS at info@britishmexicansociety.org.uk  if you would like to suggest an event for the list, or if you would like to write a blog post about an event you have attended.

We’d love you to share your experiences with us all!

Please note that the following listing is for information purposes only and the BMS does not specifically endorse events that it does not directly organise.

Public Events

Mexican Festivals – Celebrate at Mestizo!

BMS Member Mestizo restaurant regularly holds events.

Authentic ‘MOLE’ (pr. Moh-lay) sauces from Mexico may contain up to 40+ ingredients, and each estado (state) in Mexico will have its own regional specialities.