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Friends of Bolivia’s Carnival Party 2024


Friends of Bolivia’s Carnival Party 2024

Our most awaited event of the year… Carnival Party 2024. Come and celebrate Bolivian carnival in the heart of London. Join us for an evening of traditional Bolivian music, dance and delicious Bolivian food to celebrate carnival 2024 Bolivian style!

Saturday 24th February – from 18:00 to 23:00
at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, London SW19 4LU

TICKETS
£12 online (£15 on the door)
Members: £12
Concessions: £12*
Children under 12: Free
* Concessions: OAPs & Students 12 to 18


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BBQ Party Fundraiser

Come and join us for a Family BBQ
on Sunday 10th September 2023
1.30pm to 5.30pm

St. Mark’s Church Hall, Compton Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND

There will be traditional Bolivian music, games, licensed bar and delicious BBQ food… Rain or shine, we will be there having a good time!

Book your tickets early as there are limited places.

Tickets for BBQ include steak, chicken, sausage & choice of salad

(Children’s meal: hamburger, chicken, sausage & choice of salad)

Adults: £16  ¦  Members/Pensioners: £15  ¦  Children under 12: £6  ¦  Vegetarian option: £12

 

ADVANCE ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED

PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS ON THE DOOR


 

 

 

Bolivian Mother’s Day – Garden Party


  Bolivian Mother’s Day Garden Party

Sunday 28th May 2023
from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

at
St. Mark’s Church Hall, Compton Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND

Come and join us for a Bolivian Mother’s Day celebration with a garden party. There will be music, games, dance show and delicious salteñas to eat in or take away.

Entry: £2 (includes free Bingo game)  ~  Children under 12: Free

 

*** PLEASE NOTE SALTEÑAS SOLD OUT ***

 

 

 

 

Family BBQ Fundraiser

Come and join us for a Family BBQ
on Sunday 11th September 2022
1.30pm to 5.30pm

St. Mark’s Church Hall, Compton Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND

There will be traditional Bolivian music, games, licensed bar and delicious BBQ food… Rain or shine, we will be there having a good time!

Book your tickets early as there are limited places.

Tickets for BBQ (steak, chicken, sausage & choice of salad) (Children’s meal: hamburger, chicken, sausage & choice of salad)

Adults: £16  ¦  Members/Pensioners: £15  ¦  Children under 12: £6  ¦  Vegetarian option: £12

ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED – PLEASE BUY TICKETS ON THE DOOR

 

 

Friends of Bolivia’s Summer Party


Friends of Bolivia’s Summer Party 2022

We will be having a fundraising party with live music, live dance shows and traditional Bolivian food.

This party is not to be missed!

Saturday 2nd July 2022
6:30pm to 10:30pm

Sacred Heart Church Hall, Edge Hill,
Wimbledon, London SW19 4LU

TICKETS
£10 online / £12 on the door
Children under 12: Free

 

Bolivian Mother’s Day – Garden Party


  Bolivian Mother’s Day Garden Party

Sunday 29th May 2022
from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

at

St. Mark’s Church Hall, Compton Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND

Come and join us for a Bolivian Mother’s Day celebration with a garden party. There will be music, games, dance and delicious salteñas to eat in or take away.

Entry: £2 (includes free Bingo game)  ~  Children under 12: Free

ONLINE SALES NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

A Bolivian Baroque Christmas: Early Music from the New World


Friends of Bolivia are proud to present:

A Bolivian Baroque Christmas: Early Music from the New World

at the Church of the Immaculate Conception,
Farm Street entrance – London, W1K 3AH
(Fri 17 December 2021 at 7.30PM)

>> ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED – PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKET ON THE DOOR <<

In Latin America, movement and dance is at the centre of the celebration of Christmas. It is midsummer there, and everyone is in the streets, singing, dancing, playing instruments for the entire twelve days of Christmas. The different ethnicities intermingle, and the music combines indigenous native traditions with the influences of those who came from elsewhere, Africa and Europe. We present polyphonic and solo works for one to four voices, accompanied by theorbo and guitar. Most are in Spanish, but some are in traditional local languages such as Quechua and Guarani.

The Baroque period (1600-1750) was a time of remarkable musical creativity in Latin America. In the time of the Spanish Empire, music production reached a new height, with many highly trained musicians migrating from Europe to South America. The riches from the silver mines of Potosi funded an explosion of art and culture of all kinds, much concentrated in the courts and cathedrals, but also spilling out and mingling with indigenous and folk cultures. The colonisers and missionaries (including Jesuits) found a highly musical and receptive indigenous population, so much so that music became a primary tool of Christian evangelization, with much music in the missions written for, and also by, indigenous people to perform. This process was not only one-way: non-European influences found their way into the music that was written, and some of those influences went back to Europe.

Concert held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Farm Street by kind permission of Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Parish Priest.

EL PARNASO HYSPANO (Early Music Ensemble)

Singers:
Kate Smith (soprano),
Verónica Chacón (alto),
Rafael Montero (tenor and founder),
John Sloboda (bass),
Toby Carr (theorbo/guitar),
Robert Gutierrez (percussion and wind).

EL PARNASO HYSPANO is an international chamber group of singers and instrumentalists dedicated to the performance of early Hispanic music, ranging from the medieval to the baroque and early classical.

www.ElParnasoHyspano.com

 

Garden Party Salteñada Fundraiser

Come and join us for a Family BBQ on Sunday 12th September 2021 – 1.30pm to 5.30pm

St. Mark’s Church Hall, Compton Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND

There will be traditional Bolivian music, games, licensed bar and delicious BBQ food… Rain or shine, we will be there having a good time!

Please book your tickets early as there are only limited places.

Tickets for BBQ (steak, chicken, sausage & choice of salad) (Children’s meal: hamburger, chicken, sausage & choice of salad)

Adults: £16  ¦  Members/Pensioners: £15  ¦  Children under 12: £6  ¦  Vegetarian option: £15

ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKETS AT THE DOOR

Garden Party Salteñada Fundraiser


Garden Party Salteñada Fundraiser 

Saturday 24th July 2021 from 1.00pm to 5.30pm

Help us raise funds to support our various projects in Bolivia

There will be music, games, dance and of course delicious salteñas available for takeaway or to eat in the garden

St. Mark’s Church Hall, Compton Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND    

Entry: £1  ~  Children under 12: Free

Salteñas £3 to order online – SOLD OUT

 

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BIRDS of BOLIVIA (an illustrated talk) + THE CALL OF THE WATER


THE BIRDS OF BOLIVIA
An illustrated talk by Stephen Lowe

For a land-locked country, Bolivia is remarkably rich in bird species. Stephen Lowe’s talk “Birdy Bolivia” will outline Bolivia’s biological importance in the context of the Continent as a whole; and seek to explain why the birds endemic to Bolivia are found there and nowhere else, in the context of the country’s geography and its geological past. He will also touch on some wider topics, including the concept of a species, the state of ornithology and nature conservation in the country; and how to go about watching birds in Bolivia.

The talk will be followed by the acclaimed documentary:

UMATURKA, The Call of The Water
By Giovanna Miralles & Dr. Peter Wilkin

In the Bolivian Andes members of the Aymara community of Quillacas perform an annual ritual to summon rain clouds at the end of the dry season that reflects the ecological co-dependency of the Andes and the Amazonian region. The protagonists in Umaturka relate a sometimes fraught and contentious narrative. The result is an unsentimental portrait of the reality of an ancient tradition in a modern world. 

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