Mar 11, 2013
Hi everyone, Sheffield is twinned with Esteli, Nicaragua, and it’s Esteli week at the moment! Students for Esteli are looking for photographers for some events they are running this week. There are some paid opportunities and some unpaid. The paid jobs will be at the usual £10/hour photosoc rate. These are:
Guisell Morales-Echaverry (the Nicaraguan Ambassador) talks on: “Nicaragua and Sheffield: A Latin American Perspective”:
The Charge d’Affaires at the Nicaraguan Embassy speaks about the impact of town twinnings and Nicaragua’s current position within the ALBA framework, an alternative economic model for progressive Latin American nations.’
Tuesday 12th 5.30pm, The Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James St, S1 2EW
Dead Beats: Esteli Week Poetry Slam:
The Beats are dead, long live dead beats. The hot new Sheffield poetry collective host an exchange of Latin American and British Poetry.Tuesday 12th 8pm, The University Arms Pub, 197 Brook Hill, S3 7HG
Son de America: Nicaraguan folk dance workshop:
Nicaragua has strong folklore, music and religious traditions. Let Son de America, Sheffield’s resident Latin American folk dance troupe, introduce you to this colourful and fun Nicaraguan tradition.
Thursday 14th 6pm, University Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 7
“An Evening with Estelí”:
A multicultural, multi performance party to end the week with a bang. Live music from Jupiter in Jars, Cumbia Nena and Los Angelitos. Live video and chat link up to the simultaneous party in Esteli. Live dance groups: Son de America, INK dance, Comania del Son. Free Nicaraguan Dance Workshop, Raffle, Pinatas, Nicaraguan Craft Sale, Nicaraguan Snacks, Quiz.
Saturday 16th from 6.30pm, The Old Junior School, Sharrow community forum, South View Road, S7 1DB, £6 (£4conc)
There are also some unpaid opportunities. These are:
Exchange: Nathaniel Morris (from Oxford University) talk: “Democracy and Revolution in Nicaragua”:
Nathaniel Morris is a London-based writer and historian, researching a PhD at the University of Oxford. Interested in the interactions between marginalised cultures and popular political movements in Latin America, the Balkans and the Caucasus, he is currently researching indigenous participation in the Mexican Revolution.”
Monday 11th 6.30pm, University Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 9
Samba and Capioera performance:
The university of Sheffield Samba Band and Capioera troupe treat us to a lively and rhythmic performance
Tuesday 12th 1pm,the Sheffield Students Union Concourse
Cooking Society: Nicaraguan cooking workshop:
Learn to make characteristic Nicaraguan dishes including Gallo Pinto, Tortillas, Ensalada, Salsa and many more exciting new tastes
Wednesday 13th 4pm, St Andrews URC Church, Upper Hanover St, S3 7RQ
Salsa Night with live band:
Rev de Cuba’s famous weekly Salsa Night will get your Latin American tastes tingling.
Thursday 14th from 8pm, Rev de Cuba, 1 Mappin St, S1 4DT
Mexican & Latin American Society: Piñata Making Workshop:
Try your hand at making these tissue paper animals filled with sweets which will be hit with sticks by blindfolded children at “An Evening with Esteli” to get the sweets out – the best party game idea since pin the tail on the donkey!
Friday 15th 12pm in the Students Union Activities Zone
If you are interested in any of these please contact the Esteli President Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.