Arts and Culture

Despite it taking place over 6,000 miles away, London is gearing up for the 2016 Olympics as if we were hosting it here. What we spent on partying in the great summer of 2012 we are now preparing to shell out on summer parties and caipirinhas!
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Bringing real life British and Argentine veterans of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War to the stages of London and Brighton, Lola Arias is soon to create a ground-breaking theatrical experience. Latinolife talks exclusively to this talented young Argentine theatre director about bringing such a...
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Many an author and musician have fallen to the seductions of the Latin Caribbean’s most intriguing island and bestselling author Rosanna Ley is no exception. Her latest novel Last Dance in Havana takes readers to the dusty dance floors of Cuba for a tale of romance and adventure. Here she describes...
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The contribution of Colombian immigration to UK culture is impossible to ignore. As far back as 1975, Guardian writer Richard Williams described the Monday night when salsa king Héctor Lavoe took to the stage in a grotty London pub full of Colombians and, “for a couple of hours it seemed like the...
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Patricio Guzman’s film-making is full of paradoxes; subtle yet scathing, hard-hitting yet humane, highlighting the worst and the best of the human condition with an aesthetic brilliance that moves the viewer. Latinolife talks to one of the most important Latin American directors of the 20th and...
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After celebrating Latin America's successes at the Academy Awards last week, we couldn't carry on without bringing you Spain’s most successful Oscar-winning films and individuals within the film industry.
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With all the #Oscarsowhite controversy this year, there was little mention of the exclusion of Latinos from the history of film’s most coveted prize. Perhaps it was being slightly redeemed by a certain Mexican director Alejandro Iñarritu's winning sweep for two years in a row for 2014's...
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The plethora of social documentaries and politically-committed films that came out of Latin America between the mid-1950s and mid-1970s brought Latin American film onto the focus of world critics. Of course, to reduce the region’s cinema to social documentary and revolutionary film-making would be...
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Want to do Christmas the Latin way? Try some of London's best Latin bars, from a glamour to sexy, no one does drinks and festive fun better than Latinos. Her is Latinolife's definitive list...
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Christmas - a time for glittering trees, flashing lights and endless feasts. In Spain, whilst its biggest celebration of ‘Los Reyes’ falls on the 6th of January - with crowds lining the streets and children perched on their parents’ shoulders, hoping to catch handfuls of sweets thrown from the...
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Migration has changed everything. Before, we grew up with one cultural identity, now many people have two or three. Even our political leaders and cultural icons are part of the new bi-cultural trend. Sofia Sims asks members of two such families, the Corbyns - where grandad Jeremy is the new Labour...
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Last year, Alberto Rodríguez took home ten Spanish Academy Goya prizes for his suspenseful detective noir Marshland, and this summer it premiered in the UK. It is sure to appeal based solely on its intense but measured action, stunning cinematography and beautifully strange marshy setting. However...
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As she prepares to speak at this weekend's Flipside Festival in Suffolk, Mexican author Chloe Aridjis talks to Elizabeth Mistry about stuffed animals and why she has made London her home.
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