A Launch

The first Latin Voices Live! was a colourful multi art form festival, attracting over 1,000 people, held on 7 November in Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum.

The festival was supported by Brighton & Hove City Council.

Latin Voices Live! galvanised the city’s Latin community like no other event has done before and provided a platform to honour Latin writers through an altar-like remembrance table (Carlos Fuentes & Leonora Carrington) and through workshops, readings and talks.

We ran 2 all-day arts and crafts workshops and hosted 4 literary events including readings from Chilean torture survivor and activist Luis Munoz, Latin American poetry from Hallucinated Horses anthology (Pighog Press), Mexican author Aida Berliavsky and Calaveras readings from Rowan Dent (Sussex University).

We worked with people from the Latin community, who made contributions to the programme, including Mexican caterer Gabriel Gutierrez and Mexican digital artist Carlos Del Salto, as well as numerous volunteers on the day.

Photographs: Paul Jackson