The New Face of Colombia features in the cultural initiatives for Nobel Peace Prize President Santos’s state visit in London.
The full programme can be viewed here
The exhibition includes a rich programme of events and film screenings to help discovering the many faces of Colombia, the old ones and the new ones!
Given the richness of the programme and poignancy of the curatorial approach to Colombian Art the exhibition has been talked about and discussed extensively on international media. Here you can find an article by Sounds and Colours  and Richard McColl’s interview to Sandra Higgins and Omar Castaneda for Colombia Calling.

Film Screening Calendar

All films are in Spanish with English subtitles

Tuesday 1st Nov
12pm-2pm: As The Three Under the Hurricane (100 mins) by Claudia Fischer.

6pm-9pm: Nelsa (13 mins) by Felipe Guerrero
Atarraya (14 mins) by Álvaro Diego Gómez Campuzano
El Librero (8 mins) by Andrés Beltrán
Emeralds (3 mins) by Muzo
Panela Project (10 mins) by Omar Castañeda
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Wednesday 2nd Nov

12-2pm: “From Palenque de San Basilio” (80 mins) by Erwin Goggel

4-6pm: Nelsa (13 mins) by Felipe Guerrero
Atarraya(14 mins) by Álvaro Diego Gómez Campuzano
El Librero (8 mins) by Andrés Beltrán
Emeralds (3 mins) by Muzo
Panela Project (10 mins) by Omar Castañeda

6pm-9pm: 2nd UP (24 mins) by Lorena Cervera
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Thursday 3rd Nov
12-2pm: Chocolate of Peace (55 mins) by Gwen Burnyeat
Nelsa (13 mins) by Felipe Guerrero
Atarraya (14 mins) by Álvaro Diego Gómez Campuzano
El Librero (8 mins) by Andrés Beltrán
Emeralds (3 mins) by Muzo
Panela Project (10 mins) by Omar Castañeda

4-6pm: As The Three Under the Hurricane (100 mins) by Claudia Fischer.
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Friday 4th Nov
12-2pm: As The Three Under the Hurricane (100 mins) by Claudia Fischer
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Saturday 5th Nov
12-2pm: Chocolate of Peace (55 mins) by Gwen Burnyeat

4-6pm: Panela Project (10 mins) by Omar Castañeda
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Tuesday 8th Nov
12pm-2pm: 2nd UP (24 mins) by Lorena Cervera

4-6pm: Nelsa (13 mins) by Felipe Guerrero
Atarraya (14 mins) by Álvaro Diego Gómez Campuzano
El Librero (8 mins) by Andrés Beltrán
Emeralds (3 mins) by Muzo
Panela Project (10 mins) by Omar Castañeda
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Wednesday 9th Nov
12-2pm: Chocolate of Peace (55 mins) by Gwen Burnyeat
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Thursday 10th Nov
12-2pm: From Palenque de San Basilio (80 mins) by Erwin Goggel

4-6pm: As The Three Under the Hurricane (100 mins) by Claudia Fischer
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Friday 11th Nov
11:30 School visit: As The Three Under the Hurricane (100 mins) by Claudia Fischer

4-6pm: 2nd UP (24 mins) by Lorena Cervera
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Saturday 12th Nov
12-2pm: As The Three Under the Hurricane (100 mins) by Claudia Fischer

4-6pm: 2nd UP (24 mins) by Lorena Cervera
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Tuesday 15th Nov
12-2pm: Nelsa (13 mins) by Felipe Guerrero
Atarraya (14 mins) by Álvaro Diego Gómez Campuzano
El Librero (8 mins) by Andrés Beltrán
Emeralds (3 mins) by Muzo
Panela Project (10 mins) by Omar Castañeda

4-6pm: 2nd UP (24 mins) by Lorena Cervera

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Wednesday 16th Nov
10:30 School visit: As The Three Under the Hurricane (100 mins) by Claudia Fischer

6-9 pm: Chocolate of Peace (55 mins) by Gwen Burnyeat
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Thursday 17th Nov
12-2pm: Nelsa (13 mins) by Felipe Guerrero
Atarraya (14 mins) by Álvaro Diego Gómez Campuzano
El Librero (8 mins) by Andrés Beltrán
Emeralds (3 mins) by Muzo
Panela Project (10 mins) by Omar Castañeda

4-6pm: From Palenque de San Basilio (80 mins) by Erwin Goggel
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Friday 18th Nov
12pm – 2pm Nelsa (13 mins) by Felipe Guerrero
Atarraya (14 mins) by Álvaro Diego Gómez Campuzano
El Librero (8 mins) by Andrés Beltrán
Emeralds (3 mins) by Muzo
Panela Project (10 mins) by Omar Castañeda

4-6pm: Chocolate of Peace (55 mins) by Gwen Burnyeat
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Saturday 19th Nov
12-2pm: As The Three Under the Hurricane (100 mins) by Claudia Fischer

4-6pm: Nelsa (13 mins) by Felipe Guerrero
Atarraya (14 mins) by Álvaro Diego Gómez Campuzano
El Librero (8 mins) by Andrés Beltrán
Emeralds (3 mins) by Muzo
Panela Project (10 mins) by Omar Castañeda
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Congratulations artist Maria Cárdenas, who has been commissioned by Belfast City Hall, at the heart of the original Linenopolis, to make a white Irish Linen Guayabera for President Santos of Colombia, at a special Belfast event as part of the State visit.This will be presented by the Lord Mayor of Belfast who will introduce Maria as the designer and maker.A third generation tailor, Maria uses her preferred medium of Irish linen to make the traditional Guayabera- a white linen shirt worn for important occasions in Colombia and the Caribbean. The renowned writers, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Ernest Hemingway have worn them. The pure white Guayabera represents the idea of peace and renewal, and hope for Colombia, and for Belfast and Ireland, at this time. Maria develops her own designs, and makes her own patterns, before cutting and stitching the garments.  She has used the traditional four pockets, and has made pintuck details through the pockets and down the length of the actual linen, which is woven by Ferguson’s from “Banbridge Town in the County Down”. Maria works from her small studio at home, among the Mourne Mountains, but also does Costume work in Belfast and London-most recently with Game of Thrones in the famous Titanic Paint Hall Studios…
Colombia is always an inspiration, and it has always been an influence. The natural style that people have, always shines through, as well as the warmth of family and friends. The making skills learned at home from an early age, and the sense of style and poise learned by observing fellow Caleñas has been so important. There is a natural style here in Ireland as well, as well as a desire for peace and stability, that everyone has a right to have.
 
Maria Cárdenas is a third generation tailor, born in Cali, now living among the Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland, the home of Irish Linen.Maria’s designs are based on well defined shapes, developed over years. Many of the influences go back to her early tailoring days in Cali, where she learned everything from her mother, who had a great skill and a subtle sense of style. 
Maria has been invited to show her work in Europe, London and Dublin, as well as New York, Boston and Philadelphia. She was part of the Best of British Fashion Showcase at the UK Ambassador’s in Dublin just before the Queen’s visit in 2011. Maria was invited to the annual Linen Festival in France in 2015, and was part of the Global Irish Design Challenge at Dublin Castle in 2016. She was invited to join the Irish Linen Guild, and to provide an outfit for the Irish Fashion collection at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, during the curatorship of Elizabeth McCrum, who wrote Fabric & Form: Irish Fashion Since 1950. 
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