Hay festival Cartagena

Hay festival en Carta-hay-na

Each year, Cartagena’s Hay Festival – the iconic celebration of literature, art, cinema and music – draws intellectuals and artists from a wide array of disciplines. Carolina Morales reports from this year’s event.
Bogotá fashion

Bogotá fashion: Step out in style

Thinking about revamping your wardrobe for the new year? Bogotá fashion expert Monica Valbuena is on hand to give us the inside scoop on some of the hot trends expected to hit the streets this year.
Bogotá sushi

Sushi

Whether you fancy a light bite or something more substantial, sushi always hits the spot. And fortunately for us, Bogotá has plenty of options from the Orient to keep our bouches amused. From cheap and cheerful to splashing out; from the one-of-a-kind to the ubiquitous, Laura Sharkey takes a look at some of the best.
Bogotá shopping districts

Bogotá shopping districts

Bogotá is awash with streets, and even whole neighbourhoods, where just one item or service, and pretty much nothing else, can be purchased. Chris Erb discovers that there are districts for everything from pets, electronics, leather, printers and hairdressers to concentrations of restaurants selling the exact same thing.
Gay Bogotá

Gay Bogotá

With the recent legalisation of same sex adoption in Colombia, Alejandra Chipatecua takes a look at some of the best that Bogotá has to offer its gay community...
Best Pizza in Bogota

Pizzas

Who doesn’t love pizza? There’s something for everyone and you can’t really go wrong with a quality slice. The good news is that Bogota has plenty of choice when it comes to our favourite Italian delicacy, the only hard part is choosing from the multitude of restaurants available. Luckily, Laura Sharkey has put together a selection of her favourites to help make your decision easier.
Festival Estéreo Picnic 2017

Estéreo Picnic 2017: The final act

Musical worlds combined on the final day at this year’s Festival Estéreo Picnic 2017. The beats of the DJs led revellers late into the night and the traditional sounds of gaitas and tamboras entranced earlier on. Linda Gómez is on the scene.
Festival Estéreo Picnic

Festival Estéreo Picnic: A day to remember

Linda Gómez is at the second day of the Festival Estéreo Picnic, the attendees braved mud, rain, anxiety and despair, as they waited for the band that for many perhaps had been their motivation for buying the ticket: The Strokes.
Estéreo Picnic 2017

Estéreo Picnic 2017, Damp but not Dampened

Estéreo Picnic 2017 revellers were delighted by the performances and undeterred by the rain, as Linda Gómez discovered.
Estéreo Picnic 2017

Today’s the day the big names come to the Festival Estéreo...

One of the capital’s biggest events, Festival Estéreo Picnic, is just around the corner. This year, The Strokes head the line-up, with stellar support from plenty of renowned international names. Oli Pritchard and Linda Gómez give you everything you need to know for the festival and catch up with some of the Colombian acts preparing to turn up the volume for their appearance at the eighth edition.
Estéreo Picnic 2017

Today’s the day the big names come to the Festival Estéreo...

One of the capital’s biggest events, Festival Estéreo Picnic, is just around the corner. This year, The Strokes head the line-up, with stellar support from plenty of renowned international names. Oli Pritchard and Linda Gómez give you everything you need to know for the festival and catch up with some of the Colombian acts preparing to turn up the volume for their appearance at the eighth edition.
Ed Sheeran Bogotá, What to do in Bogotá

What to do in Bogotá in 2017

From free concerts in the park to top class international art fairs, you can be sure there won’t be a dull moment this year in the capital. Laura Brown shares some of her top entertainment picks for what to do in Bogotá in 2017.
Nobel Peace Laureates, Nobel Peace summit Bogotá

Nobel Peace Laureates come to Bogotá

Nobel Peace Laureates will gather in the capital for the world’s leading peace conference. Madeline Walsh finds out who’s coming and what they are going to be talking about.
Tejo Bogotá

Tejo: A banging good time

There is something intrinsically Colombian about the explosive sport of tejo. Ángela Forero-Aponte goes beyond the gunpowder and alcohol to understand more about this unique activity with roots that go back to pre-colonial times.
Jo Strømgren Kompani, A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong

Theatre: Dance Tribute to Ping Pong

On a sunny afternoon in central Bogotá, we sent Oliver Pritchard down to the Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño to see a preview of A...

Interview with Tame Impala

Following on from the band’s appearance at Estéreo Picnic, Azzam Alkadhi catches up with Tame Impala to discuss Bogotá traffic, heavy gigging schedules and...
Kaiser Chiefs

A predictably riotous performance

The Kaiser Chiefs delighted audiences with a powerful show, Azzam Alkadhi caught up with the band before their concert.
EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE, Ciro Guerra

Interview with ‘Embrace of the serpent’ director Ciro Guerra

As Colombian film ‘El abrazo de la serpiente’ gains recognition worldwide, Charlotte Mackenzie speaks to director Ciro Guerra about what inspired him to make it.
José González

Interview with José González

After his recent concert in Bogotá, Scott Figler caught up with famed folk musician José González to discuss his influences, his guitar style, and his favourite Latin American empanadas.
St. Patrick’s Day in Bogotá

St. Patrick’s Day in Bogotá

Brendan Corrigan explains what it’s like to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day in Bogotá and why his will be a fairly low-key celebration. St....
Giliann Gonzalez Irish fiddle player

Fiddling with Irish music

As we now arrive at that internationally-celebrated event that is St. Patrick’s Day, Azzam Alkadhi meets a Colombian who has represented the country at the world famous traditional Irish music competition, the Fleadh Cheoil.
Netflix Narcos

Gringos watching Colombians

The new show Narcos makes it clear from the very beginning that it wants to take a nuanced view of US influence overseas. The US, Hollywood-inspired vision of Colombia gets a revamp in the Netflix, as Mike Mackenna explains.
Juegos de Mesa Bogotá

Juegos de Mesa: Get in the game

Gathering around the table to play board games after eating your weight in carbs and meat is one of the great joys of Christmas (and also reasons for hospital admissions). But they’re not just for Christmas, as Oli Pritchard finds out when he joins Juegos de Mesa one rainy Saturday.