This autumn, the "Latin American and Caribbean Fall" will take place in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for the eighth time. The festival is an initiative of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in cooperation with the embassies and consulates of Latin America and the Caribbean and invites visitors to participate in a varied programme of events on the history, culture and politics of Latin America and the Caribbean for two months. The EU-LAC Foundation has been coordinating these events since 2017.
This year, a wide-ranging programme is planned with more than 50 virtual and face-to-face activities, which will include debates on social, economic and political issues, and will introduce the public to the cultural diversity of the different countries through artistic and literary presentations, lectures, workshops and discussion forums, as well as culinary shows. The main theme is "National Myths and Narratives" and also focuses on the bicentennial celebrations of independence taking place this year in many countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
The official opening ceremony will take place with the participation of ambassadors, consuls, academics, representatives of museums and cultural institutes in Hamburg, as well as members of the Latin American and Caribbean diaspora, on 16 September 2021 at 11 a.m. in the ballroom of the Hamburg City Hall.
The full programme of the “Latin American and Caribbean Fall” Festival, which will take place from 10 September to 14 November 2021, is available on the EU-LAC Foundation’s website. Interviews can be arranged on request.