Mexican brunch + talk by Andrew Green: Listening to Mexico’s Election Songs,

When: Sunday March 29, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 PM,

Where: Mestizo Mexican Restaurant, 103 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3EL

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Mestizo restaurant is renowned for its excellent Sunday brunches. We have reserved their downstairs room for this event where you will be able to enjoy your brunch while listening to Dr Andrew Green talking about the fascinating songs which are written and performed during Mexican election campaigns.

Andrew is an ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar whose research focuses on Mexico’s music industries. His PhD studied activist musicians performing in support of the pro-indigenous rights Zapatista movement, examining key questions about performances of music intended to effect political change. After a period as a Visiting Professor at UNAM, he moved to Glasgow University where he studies the current music scene in Mexico. He and his Mexican fiancée recently married in Mexico.

NOTE: This is a traditional Mexican brunch which has some vegetarian dishes but does not have specific vegan items. The ticket price of £27.54 per person includes all you can eat from the buffet, Mexican soft drinks, gratuities and the Eventbrite booking fee. You can pay for other drinks at the event.  

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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

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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.

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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.