PAPAYA Fest 2022

7th-15th October

Movimientos help celebrate the closing night of the festival of Latinx culture.


Our friends at PAPAYA Fest return to Bristol for a week of cultural unity, celebrating Latinx talent and thought from throughout the UK. 


Founded by Bristol-based all-female art collective Popelei, this year’s festival brings the broadest array of new theatre, music, film and talks yet, all across one jam-packed week! This second edition of the festival displays just some of the hugely diverse range of Latinx art and theory found in the UK. PAPAYA Fest platforms a proudly LGBTQIA+ friendly message and champions female voices within its unique fusion of British and Latin American cultures.


British-Venezeulan founder and artistic director of Popelei, Tamsin Hurtado Clarke says “It’s great to bring PAPAYA Fest back to the city and celebrate all the wonderful things that happen when two cultures, inspired by one another, come together.”


Taking place at The Wardrobe Theatre and The Old Market Assembly, this years line up includes three shows coming straight off the back of rave reviews from Edinburgh Fringe, a screening and discussion of documentary film Santiago Rising, as well as talks from some of the preeminent minds in Latin American thought and journalism in the UK, and plenty more. 


The closing night on Saturday 15th October will be a vibrant and vivacious ending to the festival. Movimientos familia Desta French and DJ Bushbby are performing alongside Movimientos’ own DJ Cal Jader, in a night of infectious tropical bass and relentless Latin grooves. After a week of honouring Latin culture around the UK, what better way to end than by dancing and partying with some of the hottest UK Latin music talent around? Movimientos could not be prouder to be a part of it! 


If you want to know more about PAPAYA Fest, and the shows and events on that week, follow the link or watch the official trailer below.