Here we list any Colombian events, exhibitions or activities taking place in London that may interest our members.

LATIN AMERICAN FAIR & FIESTA

Saturday 10 October 2015

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

A showcase of 20 Latin American countries’ rich cultural heritage, traditional and contemporary food, drink, music, dance, arts, crafts & other top quality products

Colombia’s iconic Tall Ship ‘ARC Gloria’ returns to London

Thu 3rd Sep 2015 –
Sun 6th Sep 2015
Thames Quay, West India Dock, London

As part of its 2015 goodwill tour of the world, the Colombian Navy’s three-masted training ship will visit London’s Thames Quay, West India Dock from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 September 2015.

The ‘ARC Gloria’, one of the biggest tall ships in the world still in service, left its home port of Cartagena, Colombia, on 26 June and has since visited ports in Portugal, Germany, Holland. During her four-day stay in London the ‘ARC Gloria’ will be open to the public for free tours onboard. 

The ship has a crew of 150, including 67 final-year cadets from the Colombian Naval Academy and one dog “Black Pearl” the sailing black Labrador and the flagship’s mascot.

On Thursday 3 September 2015, the ‘ARC Gloria’ will arrive to Thames Quay, West India Dock, London, E14 9SG at 0630hrs where she will be welcomed by the Ambassador of Colombia to the UK, HE Mr Néstor Osorio and the Colombian community living in London.

The ship will be open for public FREE tours.

Official Link: http://reinounido.embajada.gov.co

Piers Calvert - The Way We Are Now

9 July 2015 – 4 August 2015
Consulate General of Colombia, London

Piers Calvert recently kindly joined the Anglo-Colombian Society members for a talk about his experiences and photographs in Colombia. Some of his work can now be seen at 35 Portland Place, London W1B 1A

Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia

17 October 2013 – 23 March 2014
The British Museum, room 35

For centuries Europeans were dazzled by the legend of a lost city of gold in South America. The truth behind this myth is even more fascinating. El Dorado – literally “the golden one” – actually refers to the ritual that took place at Lake Guatavita, near modern Bogotá.
The newly elected leader, covered in powdered gold, dived into the lake and emerged as the new chief of the Muisca people who lived in the central highlands of present-day Colombia’s Eastern Range. This stunning exhibition, sponsored by Julius Baer, will display some of the fascinating objects excavated from the lake in the early 20th century including ceramics and stone necklaces.