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FLAWA – Festival of Latin American Women in Arts : 15 - 19 May

FLAWA – Festival of Latin American Women in Arts : 15 - 19 May

The Festival of Latin American Women in the Arts (FLAWA), will be an exciting festival in the British capital, showing the perceptions of women from Latin America in film, music, literature and arts through multiple events in a range of London venues between the 15th and 19th May 2019.

FLAWA will celebrate and honour the creative work of Latin American women - cisgender, transgender, queer and non-binary.

According to Teresa Guanique, Director of FLAWA, the festival was born out of the need to show what Latin American women have accomplished: “This is the time to create empowering opportunities for us, to create spaces where women’s expressions and perspectives are celebrated, where narratives are reclaimed”.

London and the UK are home to a rich crowd of Latin American creators - an important diaspora in this city and beyond - which is blossoming, growing in size, in diverse identification and in creative impetus. Women are the main force driving this community. But the arts is not a balanced sphere, and Latin American women are too often overlooked: neglected by curators and disregarded in discussion.

Despite the presence of the Latin American community and their growing representation in different areas of London life, all too often it is a male experience we are presented with. The Festival of Latin American Women in Arts will be a platform for female Latin American expression, for reclaiming narratives, sharing myriad perspectives, and cultivating opportunity. Join us to celebrate art, diversity and female empowerment this May.

Headliners include one of The Guardian's 'hottest-tipped debut novelists of 2019', Yara Rodrigues Fowler, trans Afro-Brazilian singer, Liniker e os Caramelows and genre-bending Cuban musician La Dame Blanche, as well as Marialy Rivas' award-winning film, Princesita amongs others. Talks, film screenings, live music and exhibitions will be on offer from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th May, 2019 over a range of London venues.

Check the full programme HERE

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