CASA Night of Ideas – an all night celebration of Latin American culture.
CASA Latin Amercian Theatre Festival brings to the Rose Lipman Building the first ever all-nighter dedicated entirely to Latin America. And by all-night, we really do mean all night!
At 6pm, join us as we start the night with an exclusive first peek at this year’s festival programme*; then from 6.30pm, an amazing line up of speakers will begin the talks and debates with topics ranging from Mexico and Colombia’s wars on drugs to Latin American pre-colonial sexual practices to how Brazil can re-find its football mojo to an exploration of why Latin America is truly ahead of the game when it comes to short stories. Confirmed speakers so far are Omar Castañeda (artist), Alastair Smart (journalist – The Telegraph), Marcelo Justo (journalist), Fernando Montaño (Ballet dancer – Royal Ballet), Ella Windsor, Alexis Mercedes (songwriter), Alberto Portugheis (Pianist and Nobel Peace Nominee), Dru Lawson (Sex Therapist) and many, many more!
From 7pm, catch some of the best Latin American feature films of the past 10 years courtesy of partner distributors Network Releasing alongside world-class documentaries and new short films from across the continent, or submerge yourself in the words of some of the UK’s leading Latino poets and singer-songwriters.
We know you’ll be hungry so we’ll be serving delicious Latin American food and Cusqueña beer all night!
Other highlights include playing a midnight game of Mexico’s famous version of bingo, Loteria, a Banquet of Love for dinner and a performance lecture by DJ Goobi into the history of salsa – that’s right, learn as you dance!
And that’s just some of what you can expect. As the night goes on, so will the music, the talks, the films and the games until 6am. If you are still around, breakfast is on us!
Tickets are £5 in advance or £7 on the door. Includes free coffee all night and breakfast at 6am.
*this year’s festival = CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2014 – it’s the UK’s biggest celebration of Latin American theatre and performance – come check it out on www.casafestival.org.uk where you can also find out more about the Night of Ideas programme.