Protection of Our Cultural Heritage

We promote and protect our cultural heritage by …   

Hosting and updating a crowdsourced calendar where artists can upload their upcoming events directly from our website

 

Anyone can add their events in the relevant section of the calendar. Latin Hub may edit the copy for consistency if needed or  remove content that is considered inappropriate. 

 

Hosting and contributing content to our ‘Hub’  which gathers the very  valuable (and dispersed) initiatives led by Latin Americans in the UK. 

Unlike the crowdsourced calendar, in The Hub we intend to publish ‘evergreen content’ that goes beyond  what’s happening now to enrich our cultural legacy for many generations to come.

We are diverse in our opinions and interests. We want to remain inclusive and provide an independent platform for promotion and expression avoiding hyperbole and respecting each other.

The aim is to give visibility to all LatAm organisations, artists and independent businesses featuring remarkable individuals, stories of resilience and our many contributions to the UK. 

The hub

is divided into many sections of interest. Of particular relevance to our heritage work are:

 

Arts, Languages and Books: celebrates the diversity of our cultural heritage by promoting Latin American art in the UK. We also curate art from Latin America, contextualising it, for a deeper understanding of our diverse cultural expressions. 

Our Countries takes us back to LatAm. We blogs about places, events, icons, food, among others. We curating the best that our countries have to offer. The aim is to strengthen our ties with our home countries and to promote our countries as destinations for all UK visitors. 

Kids and Youth: focuses on these demographics which are key to preserving our future heritage. We produce and share content that is age appropriate including the animation of traditional stories for children and mapping opportunities for children to learn Spanish in creative environments as well as more traditional forms of learning. 

Everyone is welcome to contribute content about any topic of their interest, including independent LatAm business and professionals wanting to promote their products and services. 

Creating hybrid online/off-line Exhibitions

Because art can be a great communicator, we developed 'Nuestras Historias' exhibitions. 

We recorded stories narrated by Latin traders in London and provided the audio files to Latin artists who recreated the main ideas in their paintings. Below each painting we include a synopsis of the story that inspired the artist, contextualised by the wider challenges that the Latin American community faces related to each story. We also signpost to organisations where members of the community can seek support for a wider range of issues, from domestic violence to work exploitation. 

By creating a permanent online exhibition and off-line mobile exhibitions to be displayed at LatAm events across the UK.

Our past exhibitions include Southwark Heritage Centre and La Placita Mall but we are open to collaborate with organisations in other parts of the UK.