Dia de Muertos Festival – The Market!

Día de Muertos:
A Celebration of Life

Saturday 30 October, 11 am to 8 pm.*

British Library, Story Garden & Ossulton Street.

The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) Festival is coming to the British Library, Ossulston Street and The Story Garden on Saturday 30 October 11 am to 8 pm.

The festival includes traditional arts and crafts from Mexico along with live music, poetry, dance and Mexican food & drinks and several other activities. The festival is organized by the British Library, the Mexican Embassy, UNAM-UK and the UK Mexican Arts Society with additional support from Francis Crick, The Story Garden, Camden Council and other partners. More info.

MEXICAN MARKET

In addition to this, the British Library side entrance and Story Garden will lead into an authentic Mexican Market (curated by MexiBrit’s Paola Feregrino) on Ossulston Street (a road which will be pedestrianised for the day) showcasing over 40 traders with the Best of Mexico in the UK in the world of arts, crafts, clothing, jewellery, bric a brac, and much much more as well as a stellar line up of Mexican street food with covered areas to rest and dine, and enjoy the lively Día de Muertos market atmosphere.

Line up:

FOOD & DRINKS:

Agua de Madre:
Mexican Inspired Kefir Water: ‘We set out to create the ultimate ancient modern drink with invigorating benefits to share with the world. Agua De Madre is a low-alcohol water kefir and is brewed in small batches by skilled Madres and Padres in London.’

El Nopalito
Delicious Tacos al Pastor and much more ‘We love cooking, especially cooking Mexican food as it it supposed to be cooked. It wasn’t long before our friends started noticing the flavours every time we’d invite them over for a bite.’

Xurros Club
Bringing their delicious Mexican churros, elotes, and many more Mexican snacks to the market.

Mestizo
MESTIZO is the concept of a group of Mexicans to bring to London a restaurant-bar offering a fine and authentic Mexican cuisine. Our mission at MESTIZO is to bring to London the best that Mexican food has to offer.

MASA Mexican Kitchen
Bringing delicious Vegan Mexican food to the market. ‘We produce a wide range of authentic Mexican food that will soon be available to order nationwide, with a predominantly vegan and gluten-free menu.’

Taco Collective

Inspired by our time in Mexico and California, we bring together classic flavours using authentic ingredients to produce some seriously juicy tacos. Our unique concept involves crispy “Quesabirrias” and a smoking hot “Consomé” for sippin’ and dippin’ your night away! Vegetarian and Vegan options available and don’t miss our fresh homemade nachos!

PaletArt UK

‘We are a small family business based in Archway North London, we create and produce our own Artisanal Ice Creams and desserts.’

Cinnamon and Sugar

Bringing Latin American sweet treats and empanadas to the market

Sweet Nibble

Sweet Nibble is an on-line bakery store that specialise in delicious Mexican cakes and pastries commonly known in Mexico as “Pan dulce” bringing Pan de Muerto, conchas and much more to the market.

Mexican Mama

‘ Mexican Mama was formed in 2018 with the aim of sharing everything we love about our home with our new friends in the UK, Europe and around the world. We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with new experiences in food, drink
and handicraft (as well as helping our Mexican amigos get a little taste of home!). ‘

Medrano Kitchen

‘I am Mexican-American born in the heart of San Diego, just 15 mins from the border of Mexico. My family and I moved to the UK when I was 9 years old in 1998 (if you are trying to work out my age- DON’T). If you were around in 98, you are also very aware there was no “Authentic” Mexican food in London. Therefore to survive, my family and I would smuggle all the main essentials with us into the U.K (even if that meant bribing a few people at LAX with a tamale or two – Fun fact: they never said no)’

 

ARTS, CRAFTS, CLOTHING AND MORE:

@art_mkt & Papatxoa

Bringing authentic Mexican embroidery and fashion as well as crochet art made by Mexican hands to the market.

Amigokualle

Bringing Dia de muertos and Mexican culture inspired crochet keyrings and more.

Artisan Partnership

‘We work directly with a community of artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico to expand their reach and sell their round woven baskets all over the world. Every basket is handmade in Mexico and sold by our UK basket company. Andbecause we reinvest profits to buy more products, every purchase helps reate a sustainable income for the artisans practicing skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. That’s what the Artisan Partnership is all about – products that are ethical, practical, and beautiful.’

Be River

Bringing ethically sourced eco-friendly lifestyle fashion and toiletries to the market.

Chulito Ceramics

Bringing stunning Mexican inspired Ceramics made by @citlalifabian from Oaxaca, Mexico now in London

Cosmic Fangs

Mexican inspired, graphic clothing that makes unique people stand out as well as taking care of the planet and honouring the past.

DXN organic products

Bringing hot coffee and cakes to the festival.

Bordados con Amor

Bringing beautiful Oaxaca embroidered blouses and dresses

Gio Mex Coffee & Bara Bara UK

‘Gio Mex Coffee is the place that transport you to the flavours, colours and traditions of Mexico. It is a company where is to offer you the magic of the country with a single drink.’ Whilst Bara Bara UK will bring you themed clothing and accessories.

Inkas Crafts

‘We sell and promote unique handmade crafts designed to enchant the spirit of mystique culture lovers. Our products are based on our millenary  culture. Exotic products made with ingenuity and passion.’

Katapixia Arts and Crafts

Bringing an arts & crafts workshop for the whole family to the festival. Make your very own Day of the Dead arts and crafts!

Made by Mexico

‘At our shop you will find beautiful products that are handmade in Mexico. Such as clothing, jewelry and much more! ‘

Maia Gaffney-Hyde

Maia Gaffney-Hyde is a book designer and wood engraver currently based in Norwich presenting ‘Trecena’ is series of 20 prints created by Maia Gaffney-Hyde for a residency project at Mutton Fist Press. The prints are based on stone carvings of the patron gods of the Aztec sacred calendar, the Tonalpohualli. 

Malinalli-ArtMexico & Mexicrafts

Bringing beautiful and authentic arts & crafts and hand made goods.

Marusa Jewellery

‘Marusa Jewellery offers beautiful pieces of handmade jewellery containing traditional Mexican patterns and natural stones brought from Mexico. Originally started in Mazatlan, Marusa has been making jewellery for over 17 years. She specializes in pendants, however there are necklaces, earrings and bracelets in the offer as well.’

Meshiko

‘We design and create handmade goods in balance with new trends, sustainable techniques and fair trade. Meshiko is working with indigenous cooperatives in Mexico, they’ve mastered artisan techniques for centuries and Meshiko is a partnership with them to show the world how unique and special their creations are.’

MEXHANDS

‘I ethically sourced unique handmade Clothing & Accessories & Art from Mexico. We work straight with the artisans helping to ensure their traditions continue.

Mexikitsch

Handcrafted kitsch made by a Mexican in the heart of London.

MK Tianguis

Bringing beautiful Mexican arts and crafts to the Market

Nina Bowtique

We are a small family business that specialises in handmade hair accessories and headpieces. With few years of experience I make personalised items for any age. They will bring out your personality, cheer up any outfit, enhance your photoshoot or super appreciated as a special gift.’

Peppermint Lola

‘We are a small family run business based in South London. We sell accessories, with Sterling silver jewellery being our forte. However, we also carry costume and other materials fashion jewellery.’

Puzzle designs

‘Our brand offers you affordable luxury jewellery made from the best materials. The knitting and crochet techniques in jewellery making is an ancient method, which was used by many generations around the world using different materials, my mum Mercedes dedicates hours to this fantastic art. Over the past year, her love for the technique developed into what it is today.’

Sicaru

Handmade Mexican silver jewellery and crafts. Our products are handmade and fairly traded. They are made by different artisans from Mexico and are ethnically sourced.

ULU Creaciones

Handmade jewellery and accessories with a Mexican touch

The Skulleria

Bringing beautiful Mexican skull fashion and arts & crafts to the market.

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