Event Details

In Conjuction with Centre for Mexico
Day of the Dead Family Festival ~ El Día de los Muertos
with Mexsu - Centre for Mexico - Southampton, Mark James from Soul 45 DJ, Sigala Bros
Sun 28th Oct Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:00pm (Showtimes Approx)
Family Fun Mexican Extravaganza
£4.50 Adult / £2 Child Adv

Join us for another ‘Day of the Dead Family Extravaganza’ celebrating skeletons, skulls and all things Mexico.

Day of the Dead is a beautiful ritual when Mexicans happily and lovingly honour the lives of departed ancestors and we are celebrating with them big time ~ in style!  Make sure you’re part of our very own flamboyant Mexican Fiesta!!  Arriba!!!

And this year will be bigger and better as we join forces with Centre for Mexico at Southampton University who will be putting on some authentic and exciting activities for all the family.

Day of the Dead

Día de Muertos

After our first hugely successful event last year, please join us for another ‘Day of the Dead Extravaganza’ celebrating skeletons, skulls and all things Mexico.

Day of the Dead is a beautiful ritual when Mexicans happily and lovingly honour the lives of departed ancestors and we are celebrating with them big time ~ in style!  Make sure you’re part of our very own flamboyant Mexican Fiesta!!  Arriba!!!

And this year, we are collaborating with The Centre for Mexico at Southampton University, who will be bringing a wonderful array of exciting, traditional Mexican activities for all the family to enjoy.

Activities for the family will include sugar skull creations, making Mexican flowers and Papel Picado, building an authentic Day of the Dead alter collage, learning how to face paint Day of the Dead style and a Chilli planting activity and talk outside.  There will be face painters on hand to flamboyantly transform you for the day!!  Make sure you dress up to match your fantastic face design.  Grown ups ~ you’ll want to get involved too!!

Chill out with top DJ Mark James from Southampton's Maximum Funk & Soul Dance Party Soul 45 spinning his strictly 7" 45rpm vinyl records bringing the joint alive in a Mexican frenzy.

Entry £4.50 per Adult/£7.00 Adult + 1 Child/£9.50 Adult + 2 Children/£12.00 Adult + 3 Children

**Please note there will be a small charge for some craft activities and face painting**

*Event 1.00pm-8.00pm

*Kids Craft Activities 2.00pm-6.00pm

*Face Painting

*Street Food ~ Sigala Bros

*Pieminister Pies

*Mark James DJ

*Fancy Dress highly encouraged

Mexsu - Centre for Mexico - Southampton

MEXSU exists to promote and further the many links between the University of Southampton and the higher education sector in Mexico.  It promotes an understanding of Mexican society, culture and language within the academic community of the University.  It also facilitates the exchange of researchers and students between Mexican Higher Education institutions and the University.  MeXsu offers opportunities in staff development and pedagogic research for Mexican university staff and develops collaboration between Mexican and Southampton academics in devising and designing curricular materials and programmes, and promotes cultural events celebrating Mexican culture and society.

 

Mark James from Soul 45 DJ

PLAYING 7″ VINYL IS FUN

In the last 3 years years THE SOUL 45 DJS (Mark James & Neil Walters) have played host and supported big international artists and local acts including Trojan Sound System, Eddie Piller, Public Service Broadcasting, Craig Charles, Don Letts, Hannah William & The Tastemakers, Freddie & The Freeloaders, Black Cat Boppers, The Fliks, DJ Format, Mr Thing, New Street Adventure and Afrika Bambaataa to name just a few.

As djs we take pride in the fact we don’t play from prepared cdrs, laptops, or ipods, enjoying the warm rich sound that only vinyl records can deliver. We’ve had our fair share of playing mp3s using vinyl emulation software over the years but often felt that we were fooling ourselves and forgetting all the hard work we put into digging for vinyl in record stores, fairs, carboot sales and flea markets. Vinyl records has prevailed through those testing times and proved that its the one format that will never be replaced, with contemporary artists and respectable djs of all genres seeing the importance of vinyl.

Going back to vinyl, playing out these little records and partying with like minded people is great. We’ve never had so much fun.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT DJ TECHNIQUE, BUT ABOUT GREAT TASTE

Everything from classic floor fillers to forgotten and rare gems in Motown, Funk, 60′s and 70′s Soul, R&B, Northern Soul, Reggae, Ska, Dancehall, Disco and the latest releases  – All played out on glorious, original 45 rpm vinyl, providing a richer, more accurate mix of sounds with a superior feel and presence that you won’t hear anywhere else in the mainstream club night circuits in Southampton. Exclusively to SOUL 45 we also create one off pressings that nobody else has on 7″, either LP tracks which were never issued as singles, our own edits or completely unreleased songs that deserve to be played out to a wider audience.

Sigala Bros

The best authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex Food in town.  Hand made Tortillas Tacos, Burrito, Quesadillas, Taquitos & Enchiladas.  Real Mexican taste made with love.