3 November 2018

Mexican Day of the Dead

Join us for our annual Day of the Dead celebrations – the Mexican festival where families gather to remember their dead.

Create Day of the Dead crafts, add your memories and photos of loved ones to the colourful ofrenda (shrine), get your face painted and celebrate with music and dance.

Learn about traditional Día de los Muertos celebrations, join our craft workshops to make your own Day of the Dead mementos and take a selfie with La Catrina.

Programme

Shrine
Front Hall, 10am – 4pm
Find out about the museum’s ofrenda (shrine) and traditional Día de los Muertos celebrations, from the University of Bristol’s Mexican Culture Society members.

Crafts
Activities Room, 10am – 4pm
Make sparkly skulls, dancing skeletons, La Catrina dolls and a card to add your memories of a loved one to the shrine. Age 3+.

Face painting
Curiosity Gallery, 10am – 4pm
Aponi Artistry provide Day of the Dead style decorations for young and old (charge applies).

Selfie Corner
Lift Corridor, 10am – 4pm
Dress up in Mexican clothing for a selfie with our oversize La Catrina.

Music
Rear Hall, 12pm – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 2pm
Listen to Mariachi Fiesta perform their upbeat and entertaining traditional Mexican music.

Dancers
Rear Hall, 11am, 1.15pm and 3pm
Watch members of the University of Bristol’s Mexican Culture Society perform wearing their colourful Jalisco dresses.

Skull biscuit decorating
Basement, 10.30am – 12pm
Ice your own Day of the Dead skull (for decoration only – limited supplies).Age 6+.

Writing workshop*
Basement, 12.30pm – 1pm
Learn how to write Calaveritas poems for the dead with the University of Bristol’s Mexican Culture Society. Age 10+.

Tin workshop*
Basement, 1.30pm – 4pm
Join Barbara Disney in creating tin decorations inspired by Mexican folk art. Age 16+.

* Limited numbers, sign up at the Welcome desk on a first come basis.