Events

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

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Opened 16 June 2018 – Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Due to its immense popularity this has now been extended for two weeks so will not close until Sunday 18 November.

Day of the Dead Festival

Friday 2 November 2018 – Victoria & Albert Museum, London

A free festival to celebrate the annual Día de Muertos Festival to remember the dead. Listen to live mariachi music, watch traditional Mexican dancers, see giant skeleton puppets, join in activities and visit an ofrenda dedicated to Frida Kahlo.
Please note, if the V&A reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis

Frida Inside & Outside

Friday 2 – Saturday 3 November 2018 – Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Join experts and practitioners to discuss how Kahlo’s wardrobe and art expressed a reappraisal of Mexico’s indigenous heritage, and reflect on Kahlo’s dress in light of her experience of disability, offering contemporary designers a role model for inclusive fashion.

Mexican Festivals – Celebrate at Mestizo!

BMS Member Mestizo restaurant is hosting its ninth Mole Festival then Day of the Dead Festival from 26 October to 3 November.

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.