The Day of the Dead Festival at the Old Vic Tunnels, will be taking place from Wednesday 31st October – Saturday 3rd November 2012, introducing a four-day long fiesta to the city with live music, food and a large range of utterly enjoyable entertainment.
Strangely, the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead is a positive celebration honouring those family members who have passed away which is very unlike the horror of western Halloween festivities. Their belief is that the souls of the dead visit their living loved ones on this day and so graves are cleaned and decorated with flowers, presents and food are also bought for the deceased and the event is certainly full of colour.
The Day of the Dead at Old Vic Tunnels will surely be a fantastic interpretation of this festival with its engaging music and visual arts show, exhibiting Mexican art and photography. It will be launched by Wahaca, the Mexican street restaurant, who will transform the tunnels into a temporary street kitchen and bar that will serve plenty of Mexican cuisine and Tequila cocktails.
The live music will include the incredible instrumental duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela who contributed to the soundtrack of the film, Puss in Boots, with their unusual fusion of metal, jazz and world music.The Day of the Dead at Old Vic Tunnels promises to be a dynamic event, introducing Mexican culture into the British public and immersing them in the exciting festivities, so make sure not to miss out!