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Welcome to the 8th edition of ¡VAMOS! Festival a celebration of Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures through all art forms. For 2013 we are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Newcastle University which will allow ¡VAMOS! to grow and develop exciting projects for future years. As a highlight of ¡VAMOS! 2013 read on... Our public engagement programmes return with the Tyne Carnival bigger than ever and with partnerships with the High Bridge Festival and UK Centre for Carnival Arts. Our theme is Kings and Queens and we invite everyone to celebrate their vision of what it means to be one. Whether carnival style, regal or comedy inspired this is your chance to transform yourself and your surroundings! The winner of the best King and Queen will be announced on the day at a daytime programme of music and food on Highbridge.

The Peña Flamenca project is back at Dance City and features performances and workshops by Chilean / Spanish company La Típica. With support from Arts Council England we continue our partnership with curator Pablo León de la Barra with a commission onto the Theatre Royal with Chilean artist Felipe Mujica, as well as a secretly located artwork by Brazilian artist Derlon. We also show striking work by Colombian artist Juan Pablo Echeverri at mima. ¡VAMOS! takes up a mini residency at Cluny 2 featuring shows with festival openers Los Chinches plus Morgan Szymanski and Alx Alfaro as well as further performances by Los Independientes del Vallenato, Leo Blanco, Classico Latino and the award winning Hannabiell & Midnight Blue amongst others. This year we launch a special ¡VAMOS! Film Season working in partnership Tyneside Cinema, Side Cinema and Star and Shadow Cinema and supported by BFI.

Our talks series features world renowned scholars such as Paul Preston and Serge Gruzinski, together with research “fresh from the field”. Free film screenings at The Stand are back too! On the final week-end we welcome the Mexican Wrestlers from ¡VAMOS! 2010 with a huge event at the Boiler Shop featuring Latin American food stalls, decorations, children’s games, Djs and of course wrestling battles between the opposing forces of good and evil! We would like to give heartfelt thanks to all our funders and partners for continuing to support ¡VAMOS! - in particular Arts Council England, North East, Newcastle University and the British Film Institute. Finally muchas gracias for you the audience who have continued to celebrate, inspire and take part! Nikolas Barrera and Patricia Oliart ¡VAMOS! Co-Directors

“ Newcastle University has supported the ¡VAMOS! Festival for a number of years and it has become one of the key events in our cultural calendar which our staff and students look forward to. As a global institution with world-class teaching and research we have a growing international profile and we have strong links with Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Being a partner to ¡VAMOS! allows us to build on this, enhancing our work with our international partners as well as celebrating cultural diversity at home, here in Newcastle. This year’s Festival is another vibrant offering from the organisers and contributors, and we are very pleased to be involved in this unique programme of cultural recognition and celebration.” Professor Ella Ritchie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University



P6 27 AND 28 JUNE

P10 5 AND 6 JULY

P14 11 AND 13 JULY

P3 16, 18 AND 19 JUNE

P7 29 AND 30 JUNE

P11 6 JULY

P15 13 JULY

P4 20 AND 22 JUNE


P12 7 JULY

P16 14 JULY

P5 23 AND 25 JUNE


P13 9 AND 10 JULY



You can buy tickets for ¡VAMOS! events direct from each specific venue, (info on each event page) or visit where there are links to Eventbrite and Facebook web pages. For any other queries or more information call 07880 747 492 or follow us on Twitter!

¡VAMOS! Festival Launch


Friday 14 June, 9pm, The Cluny 2, £5

Book here: Cluny 2, 36 Lime St, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ, Phone: 0191 230 4474, Byker

The official launch event to ¡VAMOS! 2013 takes place at Cluny 2 with a perfect festival-friendly act to kick things off! Los Chinches are a London act who have created a summer of 2013 sound taking you on a whirlwind journey through 70s Chicha Peruvian rhythms, shuffling Cumbia and good-time Ska flavours! Their debut album Fongo has just been released to wild acclaim with The Guardian saying, “Their debut album is as Day-Glo and brash as its cover!” One not to miss...

Newcastle University, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building


THE SPANISH HOLOCAUST – VIOLENCE AGANIST CIVILIANS 1931-1975 Saturday 15 June, 3.30pm, Newcastle Uni, free





Professor Paul Preston will discuss his powerful study of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco regime in Spain that has become an important contribution to the necessary truth and reconciliation process.

Hannabiell & Yilis’s 2nd Annual Masquerade and Midnight Blue 2nd Album Release

AFRO-CARNIVAL MASQUERADE! Saturday 15 June, Northumbria Uni, 8pm-3am, £6 advance (£8) Book tickets here: Northumbria University, Reds Bar, 2 Sandyford Rd, Newcastle, NE1 8SB


An amazing night of Afro-Latin inspired music featuring award winning artist Hannabiell & Midnight Blue and Afrodisiac, an ensemble comprising some of the best percussionists in the North East. Featuring djembé-master Nansady Keita, Mariam Rezaei and Jeremy Bradfield on electronics, a hot session from Drummed Up, Dj Nik Barrera and the amazing Dj Volta 45, a London based vintage Afro vinyl collector who spins the finest hand picked selection of true roots music from the heart and soul of Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. Wear a mask, costume/fancy dress, or face paint to get £1 off on the door. Prizes for best mask/costume!




Sunday 16 June, Bar Loco, 8pm, free Bar Loco, 2 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle, NE1 4PG


As part of the popular World Guitar Night, a special Canarian event bringing to Newcastle not only the sun of the Canary Islands but their people, food and music. Germán López and Yul Ballesteros are musicians who represent both the traditional and innovative new generation of timple (Canarian instrument) and guitar and play with pop music and traditional Canarian Folk. Optional workshops with artists (5-7pm) £10, live music (8pm).


LUANDA, THE MUSIC FACTORY Tuesday 18 June, 4.30pm, The Stand, free Book tickets here: or Box Office: 0844 693 3336 The Stand (Comedy Club) , 31 High Bridge, Newcastle, NE11EW, Monument



Documentary film about Kuduro directed by Inês Gonçalves and Kiluanje Liberdade. In the middle of a Luanda slum (musseque), Dj Buda owns a recording studio, giving singers the opportunity to express themselves. Rhyming at Buda’s beats, kids shout out all their everyday experiences with an incredible energy. Film courtesy of the Centre for Portuguese Language at Newcastle University and introduced by Dr Tina Abreu from the Agostinho Neto University in Angola.


Wednesday 19 June, 5pm, Newcastle Uni, free Newcastle University, Daysh Building, G. 05,





Dr Genner Llanes-Ortiz, University of London. Over the last decade, Maya activists in Yucatan (Mexico) and Belize have renewed, repackaged and reinvented traditional performance practices linking their localised concerns and demands to broader struggles. This documentary and talk reflect on these practices the languages these activists speak looking at their bodies, use of colour, music, art as well as politics.



¡VAMOS! Film Season: Tyneside Cinema

BLANCANIEVES (15) TBC +live performance by ALBA FLAMENCA

Sunday 23 June, 4pm, Tyneside Cinema, £10 /£8

Book tickets here: or call 0845 217 9909 Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle , NE1 6QG Monument

Feast your senses with the launch of the first ¡VAMOS! Film Season in a partnership between the festival and the Tyneside Cinema, Side Cinema and Star and Shadow Cinema. The first event offers a sumptuous afternoon of contemporary silent cinema from Spain with Blancanieves, a beguiling spin on the classic Snow White fairy tale. There will also be live performances from Edinburgh’s talented flamenco collective Alba Flamenca. The event also serves as the official launch to the week long Crossing Cultures programme at the cinema. For more information on this five day programme of foreign language film, cultural events and school events go to

‘A charming curio that cleverly reshapes a classic fairy tale’ Toronto Film Festival


CHINESE TAKEAWAY Tuesday 25 June, 4.30pm, The Stand, free


Book tickets here: or Box Office: 0844 693 3336 The Stand (Comedy Club) , 31 High Bridge, Newcastle, NE11EW Monument

Directed by Sebastian Borenstein, this comedy describes the relationship between Roberto, collector of unusual news stories, and Jun, a Chinese immigrant who is the protagonist of one of those stories. Together they search for Jun’s uncle in Buenos Aires. Introduced by Sabrina Yu, Newcastle University.



Newcastle University, Daysh Building G. 05 12:30pm – 1:30pm



SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE AMERICAS Thursday 27 June, 12.30pm, Newcastle University, free



Dr. Tori Holmes (Lecturer in Brazilian Studies, Queen’s University Belfast) discusses Social media in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and Josep Cru (PhD Candidate Newcastle University) talks about Social media and grassroots Maya language promotion in Yucatan - Josep Cru (PhD Candidate Newcastle University). In collaboration with the Americas Research Group.





Thursday 27 June, 8pm, Cluny 2, £6

Book here: Cluny 2, 36 Lime St, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ, Phone: 0191 230 4474 Byker

A special performance for ¡VAMOS! featuring talented musicians Alx Alfaro (Peru) and Julija Jacenaite (Lithuania) presenting a musical fusion of two very different cultures explored via the sounds of jazz, swing, latin and funk. Expect a mix of originals as well as some eccentric arrangements of well known covers. Plus Dj Fantasma and Guava Beats playing a selection of Electro Swing, Balcan, Latin and Funk. Photo by Alan Chun

HANNABIELL & YILIS’S WHITE PARTY Friday 28 June, 7pm-late, Oak, £5/4 advance

Tickets availble from: Oak, Milburn House, Dean St, Newcastle, NE1 1LF


A chic all white affair with Ladies of Midnight Blue and a powerful drum and dance session led by Afrodisiac, a percussion ensemble comprising some of the most accomplished percussionists in the North East including djembé-master Nansady Keita. Lalya and Dj Vers will keep us moving with the best Dancehall, Soca, Kuduro, Merengue, Reggaeton and Latin beats. Oak’s amazing chefs will prepare an exquisite selection of Caribbean delights. Photo by Rich Kenworthy




TAKE PART! Free Public Performer rehearsal dates: 8th and 22nd June, 12pm at The Stand

Saturday 29 June, 11.30am, Northumberland St, free Northumberland Street, Newcastle, NE1 7PR

Monument / Haymarket

The theme is KINGS and QUEENS and we invite everyone to celebrate their vision of what it means to be one! Whether carnival style, regal or comedy inspired, this is your chance to transform yourself and your surroundings. The winner of the best dressed queen will be announced on the stage at Highbridge later in the day!

¡VAMOS! High Bridge Take Over!

CUMBÉ LIVE! + Saturday 29 June, 12-6pm, High Bridge, free


High Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 1EW

Monument / Central Station



Saturday 29 June, 10pm-3am, The Stand, £5! Book tickets here: or Box Office: 0844 693 3336 The Stand (Comedy Club) , 31 Highbridge, Newcastle, NE11EW Monument

¡VAMOS! Film Season: Side Cinema


+ talk from Jorge Catala Carrasco (Newcastle University)

Sunday 30 June, 3pm, SIDE Cinema, £5 Book tickets here:, 1-3 Side, Newcastle, NE1 3JE


A fascinating documentary about the long lost photography archive of the Spanish Civil War taken by Robert Capa, David Seymour and Gerda Taro which was discovered in Mexico in 2007.


Supported by

High Bridge Quarter, Newcastle City Council, School of Modern Languages, ¡VAMOS! and Latinos in London






EVERY SECOND IN THE WORLD (2004) Tuesday 2 July, 4.30pm, The Stand, free Book tickets here: or Box Office: 0844 693 3336 The Stand, 31 High Bridge, Newcastle, NE11EW Monument



Directors Patricia Ferreira, Pere Joan Ventura, Chus Gutiérrez, Javier Corcuera and Javier Fesser each took one UNICEF priority theme and filmed documentaries in Senegal, Peru, India, Argentina and Equatorial Guinea. The boys and girls they worked with are endearing and inspiring. Introduced by Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth, specialist in children’s rights from the School of Law at Newcastle University.


Photo by Anna Miller

Tuesday 2 July, 7.30pm, Slug and Lettuce, free The Slug And Lettuce, Walkergate, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1SQ

A night from the X-Salsa team who brought you the Newcastle Salsa Congress and Latin Dance Experience, with an exciting night of Cuban fusion at the Slug & Lettuce in Durham’s city centre, where the X-Salsa team will be teaching a night of Cuban salsa along with live percussion and fun line ups.


Photo shows Linea de hormigas (detail)

Tuesday 2 July, 5.30pm, Theatre Royal, free 100 Grey St , Newcastle, NE1 6BR


¡VAMOS! presents with curator Pablo León de la Barra an exclusive commission by artist Felipe Mujica. His striking work is influenced and shaped by the artistic, social and political movements of the late 60’s and 70’s through a prism of displacement as a Chilean now based in New York. His work therefore sets out to find possible readings, connections and bridges through investigation, installation, drawing, collapsible sculptures, printmaking and appropriation. For ¡VAMOS! 2013 Felipe will be creating large scale banner artworks for the facade of Theatre Royal responding to its grand architecture. There will also be an accompanying series of free screenprinted poster artworks distributed throughout the city so keep a look out! After the opening Felipe will give a free talk at The NewBridge Project about his practice and also his work establishing artist-run spaces. Supported by Arts Council England



Wednesday 3 July, 6pm, mima, free mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ. Phone: 01642 726 720

As part of ¡VAMOS!, mima will be working with Colombian artist Juan Pablo Echeverri and exhibiting his series ‘Miss Fotojapón’ for the first time in the North East. Juan’s work is based around his ever-changing appearance documented through daily photography and provides a fascinating and dramatic exploration of self-identity and gender. Exhibition dates: 4 July - 9 September 2013. With thanks to Impressions Gallery for the loan of Miss Fotojapón. Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programme at Impressions, will be giving a talk as part of the Talk Season (More info on page 14)

Newcastle University, Daysh Building G. 05


BELONGING, LOSS & OPPORTUNITY The Moroccan Diaspora in Granada, Spain Thursday 4 July, 12.30pm, Newcastle University, free




Recently back from ethnographic fieldwork, Robin Finlay (PhD Researcher, Newcastle University), will provide a short history of Spanish-Moroccan relations, with a focus on the present day Moroccan diaspora in Granada, Spain.

live with his ‘Sketches of Mexico’ project Thursday 4 July, 8pm, Cluny 2, £6




Book here: Cluny 2, 36 Lime St, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ, Phone: 0191 230 4474 Byker

Described as ‘A player destined for future glories’ by Classical Guitar Magazine and as ‘one to watch’ by both Gramophone Magazine and BBC Music Magazine, Morgan Szymanski’s latest project, ‘Sketches of Mexico’, is an audio-visual journey combining Mexican music from Julio César Oliva and Manuel M. Ponce and the work of twenty visual artists from the UK, Mexico, Portugal and China.



YILIS DEL CARMEN SURIEL Exhibition opening Friday 5 July, 6.30-9pm, Bar Loco, free System 3 Gallery, Bar Loco, 22 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle, NE1 4PG. Telephone: 0191 232 5871

St. James

Yilis del Carmen Suriel is a Dominican American printmaker and musician based in the North East. Her current work in print and installation focuses on the interpretation of carnival culture and identity through inter personal connections. Following the opening there will be a performance by the Ladies of Midnight Blue. Exhibition Dates Friday July 5 – 31, 3pm- 11pm.


Friday 5 July, 7.45pm, The Sage Gateshead, £12 (£10 concessions) Book tickets here: Telephone: 0191 443 4661. Website: ¡VAMOS! F The Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR Gateshead

HANNABIELL & MIDNIGHT BLUE Saturday 6 July, 3pm, Wallsend Festival, free The Anson, Station Rd, Wallsend, NE28 8QS


Wallsend Festival welcomes Hannabiell & Midnight Blue to round off the programme on the outdoor music stage by the Anson Pub. This great community festival has 2 days of activities across the Town Centre, Wallsend Park and Wallsend Green. Full details available at

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

Venezuelan pianist Leo Blanco is a genuine virtuoso. His music is rooted in the Africa-Latina rhythms of his homeland and enriched by his vast knowledge of jazz and understanding of the classical tradition. His concerts are enthralling displays of technical command and emotional communication.


POEMS AFTER FRIDA : A CELEBRATION Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm, Voodoo Cafe, £5 Voodoo Cafe, Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7LX. Telephone: 01325 467555

On the birthday of the great lady, Poems After Frida: A Celebration with acclaimed poet Pascale Petit who explores the work of Frida Kahlo, with poems, images and music. Taking place in Darlington’s award winning Mexican restaurant and bar, Voodoo Cafe.

¡VAMOS! Peña Flamenca III featuring:


Saturday 6 July, 8pm, Dance City, £9 adv/£7.50 conc/£10 on the door Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle, NE1 4BR. Telephone: 0191 261 0505. Email: Website: Central Station

¡VAMOS! and Paco Bethencourt- LLobet (NFC) present La Típica a Chilean/Spanish Flamenco company with Cambiar la Piel, a contemporary Flamenco show exploring the breaking points that connect us via our instinctive and unconscious energy. La Típica combines elements of contemporary dance, theatre and classical music with traditional flamenco dance, (as seen in their show Desde el Silencio) which will finish their performance. Supported by Arts Council England, Dance City and ¡VAMOS!

Sunday 7 July Peña Flamenca education programme with La Típica on the Dance City stage

(limited spaces, book early via Dance City) 11am: Children’s Flamenco dance workshop (£5, ages 7-15) with Natalia García-Huidobro 12pm: Adult Flamenco dance workshop (£10, ages 16+) with Natalia García-Huidobro 1pm: Adult Flamenco guitar workshop (£10, ages 9+) with Pablo Domínguez 2pm: Adults and Children Flamenco percussion workshop (£10, adults, children 12+) with Guy Schalom and Ulises Díaz



Photo by Clarissa Piveta



Exhibition opening Sunday 7 July, 3pm, free - secret location!

Recently featured in the BBC 1 series Brazil with Michael Palin, Derlon is one of the rising stars of the Brazilian graphic scene and has presented his stunning and original artworks internationally. Inspired by and referencing the traditional woodcut cordel techniques of the Pernambuco region where he is from, this will be his first UK commission and takes place at a large scale outdoor secret location to be unveiled only a few days before. Make sure to follow ¡VAMOS! on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to find out closer to the launch! Supported by Arts Council England and the Pernambuco Government Delivered with Instituto BR and with thanks to Mais Um Discos



¡VAMOS! Film Season: Star and Shadow


Sunday 7 July, 7pm, Film £5/£3.50 conc

Book tickets here: Stepney Bank, Newcastle, NE1 2PN, Phone: 0191 261 0066


The final event of the ¡VAMOS! Film Season across three North East cinema venues is this new documentary directed by Marcela Machada which delves into the ‘explosion’ of the Tropicalia movement in the late ‘60s. Featuring stunning archive footage of the charismatic figureheads, Caetana Veloso and Gilberto Gil amongst many others. It’s a wonderfully evocative and inspiring snapshot of the movement and its impact and influence around the world. Intro and post film discussion with Patricia Oliart and Loiana Leal Pavlichenko of Newcastle University. 6pm Pre-film Portuguese language café with Ana Assuncao and Loiana Leal Pavlichenko (free) 9.30pm Special after Party with ‘Brazil’ Dj Set from JD Twitch (Optimo) Entrance for Film and after party £7/£5 concs or after party only £3/£2 concs


FADOS (2004)


Tuesday 9 July, 6.30pm, CultureLab, free Culture Lab, Newcastle University, King’s Walk, Newcastle, NE1 7RU




Directed by Carlos Saura, this is a fusion of cinema, song and dance. It explores the intricate relationship between the Fado genre and the city of Lisbon and its evolution over the years from its African and Brazilian origins to the new wave of modern Fadistas. The film is introduced by Dr Richard Elliott (Universtiy of Sussex), author of Fado and the Place of Longing. Supported by Instituto Camoes


Photo by Anna Miller

Wednesday 10 July, 7.30pm, The Ship Inn, free Ship Inn, Stepney Bank, Newcastle, NE1 2PW


Join the X-Salsa crew with a night of Tapas and Salsa at The Ship Inn. There will be free beginner salsa lessons throughout the night along with live percussion from Carlitos and Paco Rivera.


Wednesday 10 July, Bar Loco, 8pm, free Bar Loco, 2 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle, NE1 4PG


An evening of poetry, video, music and conversation to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup d’état in Chile in 1973 and 40 years since the death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. This event features poetry by Steve Bishop about Neruda’s homes in Valparaiso, Santiago and the Chilean coast along with readings from Twenty Love Poems, his political poetry and translations of Neruda in the Anglophone world with Penny Johnson. There will also be music from Victor Jara and re-arranged music to Neruda’s poetry by Ana Luisa Muñoz, Paco Bethencourt and Patricia Oliart.



Thursday 11 July, 12.30pm, Newcastle Uni, free Newcastle University, Daysh Building G. 05






In her talk, Pippa Oldfield (Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery) will introduce recent projects including Juan Pablo Echeverri’s epic photobooth diary ‘Miss Fotojapón’, which is on view at mima, Middlesbrough, as part of ¡VAMOS! 2013 until 9 September.

Photo credit: © Ana Casas, 1988

¡VAMOS! Feast

PORTUGUESE PALADARES! Thursday 11 July, 7pm, Summerhill Bowling Club, £20

Book tickets here: 7pm-11pm. Summerhill Bowling Club, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle, NE4 6EH Telephone: 0191 2323894, Email:, Website: Central Station

For one night come and join Celso and Maria Livramento as they present an exclusive home-cooked Portuguese feast incorporating North East produce all in the wonderful surroundings of Summerhill Bowling Club. In between the 3 courses there will be a live Portuguese music. Limited tickets so book early!

MARDI GRAS ZUMBA! Saturday 13 July, 11am-1pm, Boiler Shop, £5

Book tickets here: or call 07881 933021 Come dressed in your best Mardi Gras costumes! The Boiler Shop, Sussex Street, Newcastle, NE8 1HE. Central Station

After the success of Latino Events Zumba Neon last year, some of the North East’s top licensed Zumba instructors come together again to bring you 2 hours of Mardi Gras Zumba with live Latin percussion and a carnival theme. Come dressed in your best costumes! Also on the day stalls and Zumba mocktail bar. Instructors include: Katie Zumba Symes, Riccardo Cultrera, Tanya Elka Velho, Klaire Sharp Zumba Newcastle, Laura Tiguerona, Alex El Gato and Neon Zumba Collaborative. Tickets also available from all instructors.


¡VAMOS MEXICAN WRESTLING! Saturday 13 July, 5pm-11pm, Boiler Shop, £6 early bird! £8 adv Book tickets here: The Boiler Shop, Sussex Street, Newcastle, NE8 1HE.

Central Station

A stupendously fun event on the final weekend of ¡VAMOS! Ably introduced by Erika Servin ,the event sees the return of the Mexican Wrestlers of ¡VAMOS! 2010! Watch as El Ligero and co, do battle between the opposing forces of good and evil. Alongside these life-changing battles will be a delectable selection of Latin American food stalls, vibrant decorations, children’s games, including make your own Día de Muertos felt motif by Made in Jesmond, piñata workshops by Ximena Cordova (advance booking for both is required) topped off with the Funky Butt Djs PLUS an Especial Chicas line-up with the award winning Dj Etchasqratch (Moohmbaton), Layla, (Latin House), Paulah (House, Disco, Festeje) with live percussion from Paco Rivera and Carlitos. All this within the stunning surroundings of the Boiler Shop (behind Central Station). There will be limited early bird tickets for £6, followed by £8 advance and more on the door.

Supported by Silverlink Holdings LTD

Global Mix presents:


Saturday 13 July, 8pm, Gateshead Old Town hall, £14 (£12 concessions) Book tickets here: Telephone: 0191 443 4661. Website: Gateshead Old Town Hall, West St, Gateshead NE8 1HE. Gateshead

Classico Latino blend the breadth of Latin American melodies with the beauty and warmth of the classical idiom, performing with verve and virtuosity. Formed by Colombian pianist Ivan Guevara and two rising stars of the British classical music scene, cellist Graham Walker and violinist Lizzie Ball, Classico Latino presents its new album, Journey Through Latin America.


Platform at Tynemouth Station presents:

RUMBA DE BODAS + MASHA&LUIS Sunday 14 July, 2pm, Tynemouth Station, free Tynemouth Station, North Tyneside., NE30 4RE


As part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Platform at Tynemouth Station presents the irresistible upbeat tunes of Italian combo Rumba de Bodas with their street music line-up as well as authentic Argentinian Tango from London based Masha and dance partner Luis. From 2pm ¡VAMOS! rounds off two jam packed days of free dance and music in this beautiful Victorian railway station with its famous market! For the full programme go to

¡VAMOS! Festival Closing Party!


Photo by Simon Williams

Sunday 14 July, 7pm, Crusoes, free Crusoes, Longsands Beach, Tynemouth, NE30 4BY


Once again a return to the perfect location for the Festival’s closing event - ¡VAMOS! a la playa! Featuring Djs Monntunno, Alx Alfaro, Coco Vega and more plus Paco Rivera and Carlitos. FREE ENTRY!



Newcastle University, Daysh Building G. 07



PROFESSOR SERGE GRUZINSKI Thursday 13 June, 4pm, Newcastle Uni, free



Latin American History and Global History: Could the colonial New World be a mirror to better understand our global world? – by Professor Serge Gruzinski A fascinating and thought-provoking talk by the renowned French historian of Latin America, Research Director at the National Scientific Research Center (CNRS, Paris) and Director of Studies at l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). Organised with the Americas Research Group.

Similar events throughout the North East

Alongside the ¡VAMOS! Festival there is a welath of Latino themed events and venues in the region. Below is a very small selection of activity that takes place reguarly. Make sure to check them out! Salsa-Amor at the Black Swan, 7.30pm Admission: £6 (Students £5), after 10pm until 11.30pm £4 (Students £3) One of the first ever Salsa music nights in the region and still going strong. Taking place every Friday and led by David and Margaret Blackmore and featuring dance classes with regional Salsa teachers and special guests from the UK and abroad. The Black Swan, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SG. Live Latino Sundays at Ernest, 6pm, free Launching on 12 May these weekly live music sessions will feature the cream of the North East talent in a wonderfully hidden away venue in the Ouseburn. Ernest, 1 Boyd Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE2 1AP. School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University - seminars and events The School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University reguarly hosts a diverse selection of seminars that highlight the wealth of expertise in its students and staff as well as special invited guest speakers. More info can be found at or follow on Twitter @SML_Newcastle Voodoo Cafe, weekly events Recently voted the best Mexican restaurant outside London!, Voodoo Cafe present weekly music events, tasting evenings and arts events. Voodoo Cafe, 84, Skinnergate, Darlington, Co Durham, DL3 7LX. Photo by Rich Kenworthy shows The Clipperton Project at New Bridge Project at ¡VAMOS! 2012


¡VAMOS! 2013 VENUES The Cluny 2 36 Lime St, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ, Phone: 0191 230 4474, Byker

Northumbria University Temple Street, Newcastle, NE1 4BR. Telephone: 0191 261 0505. Email: Website: Metro: Central Station Northumbria University Northumbria University, Reds Bar, 2 Sandyford Rd, Newcastle, NE1 8SB Haymarket Bar Loco 22 Leazes Park Road, Newcatle, NE1 4PG Telephone :0191 2325871 Email: Website: Metro: St James The Stand (Comedy Club) 31 Highbridge, Newcastle, NE11EW Box Office: 0844 693 3336 Website: Metro: Monument Daysh Building, G. 05, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU. Metro: Haymarket Summerhill Bowling Club Winchester Terrace, Newcastle, NE4 6EH Telephone: 0191 2323894 Email: Website: Metro: Central Station

The Tyne Bar Maling Street, Newcastle, NE6 1LP. Telephone: 0191 265 2550 Website: Metro: Byker Star and Shadow Cinema Stepney Bank, Newcastle, NE1 2PN Telephone: 0191 261 0066 Email: Website: Metro: Manors Tyneside Cinema 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6QG Box Office Telephone: 0845 217 9909 Email: Website: Metro: Monument Oak Milburn House, Dean St, Newcastle, NE1 1LF Central Station Tyne Carnival Northumberland Street, Newcastle, NE1 7PR Metro: Monument / Haymarket Highbridge Festival High Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 1EW Monument / Central Station Side Cinema 1-3 Side, Newcastle, NE1 3JE Central Station The Slug and Lettuce Walkergate, Durham, County Durham DH1 1SQ

Theatre Royal 100 Grey St, Newcastle, NE1 6BR Monument NewBridge Space The Annex, 18 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle, NE1 8AW. Telephone: 0191 232 8975 Website: Metro: Monument Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ. Telephone: 01642 726 720. Email: Website: System 3 Gallery Bar Loco, 22 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle, NE1 4PG. Telephone: 0191 232 5871. St. James The Sage Gateshead St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR. Telephone: 0191 443 4661 Email: Website: Metro: Gateshead Wallsend Festival The Anson, Station Rd, Wallsend, NE28 8QS Wallsend Voodoo Cafe Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7LX. Telephone: 01325 467555

Dance City Temple Street, Newcastle, NE1 4BR. Telephone: 0191 261 0505. Email: Website: Metro: Central Station Culture Lab Newcastle University, King’s Walk, Newcastle, NE1 7RU Monument Ship Inn Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PW Byker The Boiler Shop (The Stephenson Building), Newcastle, NE8 1HE. Central Station Curtis Auditorium Newcastle University, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, NE1 7RU. Metro: Haymarket Tynemouth Station North Tyneside, NE30 4RE Metro: Tynemouth Station Crusoes Longsands Beach, Tynemouth, NE30 4BY Telephone: 0191 296 4152 Website: Metro: Tynemouth

Delivered by ¡VAMOS! Festival CIC and supported by Arts Council England and Newcastle University




Newcastle flamenco collective


VAMOS! 2013 commission with Pablo León de la Barra

Newcastle University: Ella Ritchie, Eric Cross, Kate Hudson, Jenny Allinson // Arts Council England, North East: Alison Clark-Jenkins, Chris Batstone // Pablo León de la Barra, Felipe Mujica // Nikki Locke // North Tyneside Council: Steve Bishop, Kevin Wallace // NGI: Carol Bell, Madeleine Maughan, Laura Cresser // Highbridge Quarter: Marek Norvid, Elaine Sinclair // NE1: Tariq Albassam // Northumbria University: Heather Robson, Suzanne Martin, Laura Galloway // Hoot and Howl: Andrew Fenwick and Jon Corbett // MIMA: Alix Collingwood, Kate Brindley // Callum Simpson and Moviminetos // Los Chinches // Tatiana Groff // The Americas Research Group // Mariam Rezaei // Jeremy Bradfield // Germán López and Yul Ballesteros // Silverlink: David Clouston, Michelle Percy // David Eddy and Bar Loco // Dr. Tina Abreu // Agostinho Neto University // Annabelle Neilson // Mais um Discos // Lewis and Vanessa Gabriel-Robinson // Mariley Reinso // Alx Alfaro // Diamond Bass // Fred Plater and everyone at The Tyne // Jonny Tull and everyone at Tyneside Cinema // Sabrina Yu // Jay Arnold at BFI // Nansady Keita // Lalya // DJ Vers // Afrodisiac // Julija Jacenaite // Dr. Tori Holmes // Worldbeaters // Burundanga // ioata Arts // Talentos of London // Drumdin // Lawnmowers // Brendan Murphy // Zumba Troupes // Garner Harris and The Creative Seed // Antony Dominici // Doug Richards, Media Cohan and everyone at S4CS // Cumbé // DJ Flecha // Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth // Kerry Lowes and everyone at Side Cinema // Morgan Szymanski // Leo Blanco // Pascale Petit // Voodoo Cafe // Natalia García-Huidobro and all at La Tipica // Mr.Bongo // Ana Assuncao // Lucas Nunes Viera // JD Twitch // Celso and Maria Livramento // Ana Luisa Muñoz // Dr. Richard Elliott // Pippa Oldfield // Juan Pablo Echeverri // Made in Jesmond // Classico Latino // Rumba de Bodas // Masha // Dance City: Anthony Baker, Patricia Stead, Alex Anslow, James Froment // Instituto Cervantes: Kepa González // Professor Serge Gruzinski // Ximena Cordova // Francisco Volcan // The Stand: Richard Turner, Jamie Murray // Fabricio Coloccini // The Sage Gateshead: Chris Pentney, Tamsin Austin, Ros Rigby, Katherine Zeserson, Ed Milner, Emily Taylor // Paco Bethencourt Llobet, Arancha Alzola Gutierrez // Native Print // Latino Events: Sara Lourenco // Jill Bennison // Jane Cheesebrough and Bonita Barrera // NOVAK Collective // Hannabiell Sanders and Yilis Del Carmen Suriel // Andrew Nixon // Theatre Royal Newcastle: Philip Bernays, Richard Berg-Rust // Brendan Murphy and all at Lawnmowers // Worldbeaters Samba Band // Burundanga // Ruben Cordero // Rosaleen Howard // NewBridge // Crusoes: Peter Wilson // Student volunteers from Newcastle University // Henry Monntunno, Sam Mills, Nazemi Sahand and all at X-Salsa // Coco Vega // NewcastleGateshead Initiative // The Tyne: Fred Plater and Martin // Star and Shadow Cinema // Dhezy Nakeni // Julio and Julian Barrera // Kate Barrera // Isabel, Anita and Yolanda Barrera // Paul Preston // Josep Cru // Robin Finlay // Dave Guy // DJ Lubi // Mayte Beltrán // Jeremy Bradfield // Newcastle Flamenco Collective // Julie Lakey, Imperial Tobacco // Filmoteca del Departamento de Cooperación y Promoción Cultural Exterior de España // Tiago Galvão // International Newcastle // Spanish Embassy: Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs

WHEN WHAT WHERE TIME PRICE INFO / TICKETS Fri 14 June Los Chinches Cluny 2 9pm £5 0191 230 4474 Sat 15 June The Spanish Holocaust Newcastle University 3.30pm Free Sat 15 June Afro-Carnival Masquerade Northumbria University 8pm £6 Sun 16 June Gran Canaria Special Bar Loco 8pm Free 0191 232 5871 Tues 18 June Luanda, The Music Factory The Stand 4.30pm Free 0844 693 3336 Wed 19 June Mobilising Maya Heritages Newcastle University 5pm Free Thurs 20 June Angola, images & facts Newcastle University 12.30pm Free ¡VAMOS! Picnic Sat 22 June Summerhill Bowling Club 12pm Free Sat 22 June Diamond Bass at NoName The Tyne Bar 6pm Free Sat 22 June NoName After Party Star and Shadow Cinema 11pm £5 Sun 23 June Blancanieves Tyneside Cinema 4pm £8 Tues 25 June Chinese Takeaway The Stand 4.30pm Free 0844 693 3336 Thurs 27 June Social Media in the Americas Newcastle University 12.30pm Free Thurs 27 June Alx Alfaro & Julija Jacenaite Cluny 2 8pm £6 0191 230 4474 Fri 28 June Hannabiell & Yilis White Party Oak 7pm £4 Sat 29 June Tyne Carnival Northumberland St 11.30am Free ¡VAMOS! High Bridge Take-over Highbridge Sat 29 June 12pm Free Sat 29 June Tyne Carnival After Party The Stand 10pm £5 0844 693 3336 Sun 30 June The Mexican Suitcase Side Cinema 3pm £5 Tues 2 July Every Second in the World The Stand 4.30pm Free 0844 693 3336 Tues 2 July Cuban Fusion Night Slug & Lettuce, Durham 7.30pm Free Tues 2 July Felipe Mujica opening Theatre Royal 5.30pm Free Wed 3 July Juan Pablo Echeverri opening mima 6pm Free Thur 4 July Belonging, Loss & Opportunity Newcastle University 12.30pm Free Thur 4 July Morgan Szymanski Cluny 2 8pm £6 0191 230 4474 Fri 5 July Yilis del Carmen Suriel System 3 Gallery 6.30pm Free 0191 232 5871 Fri 5 July Leo Blanco The Sage Gateshead 7.45pm £12 0191 443 4661 Sat 6 July Hannabiell & Midnight Blue Wallsend Festival 3pm Free Sat 6 July Poems after Frida Voodoo Cafe 7.30pm £5 01325 467555 Sat 6 July Peña Flamenca Dance City 8pm £9 0191 261 0505 Sun 7 July Peña Flamenca workshops Dance City 11am £5-10 0191 261 0505 Sun 7 July Derlon opening Secret location 3pm Free Sun 7 July Tropicalia and After Party Star and Shadow Cinema 7pm £5 Tues 9 July Fados Culture Lab 6.30pm Free Wed 10 July Salsa at the Ship The Ship Inn 7.30pm Free Wed 10 July Pablo Neruda’s Houses Bar Loco 8pm Free 0191 232 5871 Thurs 11 July My life story, Pippa Oldfield Newcastle University 12.30pm Free Thurs 11 July Portuguese Paladares Summerhill Bowling Club 7.30pm £20 Sat 13 July Mardi Gras Zumba Boiler Shop 11am Free ¡VAMOS! Mexican Wrestling Sat 13 July Boiler Shop 5pm £6 Sat 13 July Classico Latino Gateshead Old Town Hall 8pm £14 Sun 14 July Rumba de Bodas Tynemouth Station 2pm Free ¡VAMOS! Closing Party Crusoes 7pm Free Sun 14 July



¡VAMOS! 2013 Programme  

The ¡VAMOS! Festival returns for 4 weeks 14 June-14 July 2013!

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