Halloween is also The Day of The Dead, and this year the Dalston Department Store is hosting a huge party on Thursday 31st October, with 3 days of an exhibition and workshops afterwards, to help ease the tequila hangovers... Tickets for the party are just £5 - full details below.
"The notorious Day of the Dead Festival is back for a fifth year. Dalston Department Store is partnering with the Mexican Embassy and Expressarte to present a series of talented artists including exhibits such as a 2 metre high skull fabric canvas by Lupe Velazquez and a photographic exhibition by internationally published artist Annick Donkers, a favourite at many exhibition spaces across Europe and Latin America including the XIII Biennial of Photography.
The event kicks off on Thursday 31 October with a party featuring theatrical performers and DJ Chilango. Friday, Saturday and Sunday is a more family orientated affair with sugar skull workshops, face painting, delicious food stalls and the traditional Mexican ritual for our loved ones at the altar. On Saturday evening we’re also partnering with the Cloud Factory for a ‘March of the Dead’ through the streets of Dalston, making this part of East London an epicentre of activity for Day of the Dead.
Day of the Dead Party
Arriving at the venue you will be greeted by El Catrin, ‘The Dapper Skeleton’, who will invite you into the underground chamber where you can relish in the spectacular Mexican Altar and our hexing exhibition space.
Expect some great theatrics from our actors in the party crowd and from Mexico City via Shoreditch, DJ Chilango will be bringing his trademark blend of Latin beats, Cumbia mash-ups, and electro-tropical party anthems that will be sure to make your skeleton jitter with delight."
When - Thursday 31st October, 8pm - 2am
Then the festival continues with workshops & an exhibition until Sunday 3rd November
Where - Star House, 3 Richmond Road, E8 3HY
Tickets - £5 in advance for the party from here
Link - Dalston Department Store
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