Addressing Culture and Inequality in Latin America (ACILA) at Bristol University

Addressing Culture and Inequality in Latin America (ACILA) at Bristol University


Here’s a new project at the University of Bristol called Addressing Culture and Inequality in Latin America (ACILA). Ithas a series of events coming up over the next few months, which members and friends of BLINC might be interested in. They include seminars, lectures, book launches, documentary films and small concerts (including with Nicaraguan musicians!). 

Below is the PDF download of the events calendar, please be aware this is updated regularly. This will give you an idea of the day. An updated online version is available through the link at the bottom.

PDF calendar Download

ACILA events calendar 23.04.18

Online calendar
Attached is the latest calendar, which is updated regularly. You can also find it on their blog at:


COPA SANDINO 2018, Sunday 20 May

COPA SANDINO 2018, Sunday 20 May

This year we are trying to raise enough funds to build a pre -schools in Puerto Morazan for under fives.  Come along and sponsor one of the teams. Meet our special guest the Nicaraguan Ambassador, HE Guisell Morales. Have some delicious latino food and Mexican beer and try out a sports massage from the experts.
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Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork (BCMB) will be supporting us on the day by supplying a team of massage therapists to help ease aches and pains and improve your performance and recovery time. The team will be made up of therapists who are training in Sports and Remedial therapy together with fully qualified therapists and tutors to supervise treatment. They will be available throughout the day to treat competitors and/or spectators and will be able to provide pre, post or inter match treatments.
Treatments can be booked in advance at the start of the day or you are welcome to drop in and wait your turn. Treatments will be available for a suggested donation of  £5  for a 15 minute treatment. Any profits made after covering expenses will be donated to the pre school building project for Puerto Morazan. Visit the treatment tent for details of low cost massage options at the BCMB clinic in Clifton available year round.

NICARAGUAN MUSIC NIGHT – THURS 26 APRIL, Venue La Ruca 89 Glos Rd, Bristol BS7 8AS

NICARAGUAN MUSIC NIGHT – THURS 26 APRIL, Venue La Ruca 89 Glos Rd, Bristol BS7 8AS


Join us at the fantastic La RUCA cafe for an exciting evening of revolutionary folk songs and Nicaragua-themed entertainment!!

We’re delighted that two visiting Nicaraguan musicians—Franklin Martínez & Luis Jarquín—will be providing live music, including a performance of the famous Carlos Mejia Godoy songs from the Misa Campesina Nicaragüense (the Nicaraguan Peasants’ Mass).

Arrive at 6pm for food, available for purchase from La Ruca’s fantastic (and very reasonably priced) menu. Bring your own beer / wine (but please make a donation for corkage!) Music from 7pm.

Plus a raffle with the chance of winning a bottle of Nicaragua’s prized Flor de Caña rum!

£5 entry. All proceeds will go towards the development projects supported by BLINC, Bristol’s twinning with the Nicaraguan town of Puerto Morazán.

Venue La Ruca 89 Glos Rd, Bristol BS7 8AS

El Sueno Existe mini festival 20/21st July

El Sueno Existe mini festival 20/21st July

Screen Shot 2018-04-11 at 12.49.33.pngUpcoming mini festival in Machynlleth, near Aberystwyth celebrating all things Nicaraguan / Latin American.

Further details at

Venue Y Plas Arts Centre, Machynlleth town centre SY20 8ER

5 mins walk from train station, trains direct from Birmingham/Shrewsbury

Camping – nearest is Gwerniago  Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9JX

3 miles from venue   01654 791 227

Also plenty of B&Bs, Wynnstay Hotel etc.

Tourist info for accommodation (@corris craft centre: 01654 761 244

and on the comedy festival website

(ignore the “sold out” – that is just for their weekend in May)

Friday 20th July evening: FILM, Nicaragua (Tbc)

Saturday 21st day time : workshops/speakers/poetry/film/dance etc  – Nicaragua past and present

Saturday evening 7pm – 11pm : concert