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Cultural Activities 

We enable our members to sample the rich variety of Hispanic culture through research seminars touching upon Hispanic topics, dance lessons, films, music and Theatre.  And don’t miss our bilingual magazine, which offers a range of contributions on Hispanic themes!


Film Showings


Film Nights throughout full term where we show films and documentaries at 8:30pm from Spain or Latin-America. In the past these have been held in Newnham , Caius, Jesus , Trinity and Darwin Colleges. We keep members informed about what’s on.  They are FREE for Members and cost £1 for non-members. Drinks and nibbles are provided.

We recently held a "Contemporary Latin American Cinema Season", alongside discussions organised by Dr Kantaris


Tango and Flamenco Workshops, and Salsa Lessons

These are run most terms for beginners.  See our social page for more info about Latin music in Cambridge

Live Music Performances

Our most recent events were:


TANGO CONCERT of Astor PIAZZOLLA's music by "Nuestro Tiempo" quintet, led by Prof Joaquin Amenabar from the Manuel de Falla Municipal Conservatory.

A sold-out Latin American GUITAR MUSIC CONCERT by Emile Chabal (solo guitar), taking a journey from the Cuban countryside to the Paraguayan plains, through the music of Villa-Lobos, Brouwer and Barrios; Latin-American folk music trio "CHASKI", in a FREE concert at The Fitzwilliam Museum;

We regularly promote Latin bands like the Cuban Rumba and Salsa "Manteca" and the impressive "Casa del Funk", when they play at the well known Jazz at John's




Acclaimed British Shakespearean actor Peter Searles performed his fun-filled HEY GRINGO! comic trilogy based on his experiences in South America, bringing a cast of hilarious characters to life as he relates adventures in A Chile Christmas, Through Peru and Bolivia and Beyond.


Talks & Seminars

We keep members updated with details of the latest research in Spanish and Latin American studies here at Cambridge.

Talks cover a wide variety of topics and themes across the whole Hispanic world. An example was "CUBA: HIP-HOP REVOLUTION?" by Geoff Baker of Royal Holloway, University of London, which was a comprehensive multimedia experience and drew on RECORDINGS, PHOTOS and VIDEO FOOTAGE, in the Caius Bateman Auditorium.

During Term time we also promote:

Latin-American Lectures

Mondays 5.15pm , Centre for Latin American Studies, 2nd floor, 17 Mill Lane.

Hispanic Research Seminars

Fortnightly on Wednesdays 5:30pm

One day or weekend Symposia are held periodically at Mill Lane.


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