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 Galleries

Galleries

Bogotá is bursting at the seams with artistic offerings, from independent galleries and cultural centres to art workshops and alternative museums. The city offers something for everyone’s tastes, you just need to know where to find it. Away from the main museums and larger galleries, Liliana Sánchez provides a round-up of some of the best our beloved metropolis has to offer.
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.
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.
Systema Solar

Systema Solar: Taking a stand through music

Systema Solar frontman Walter Hernández Romero speaks to Phoebe Hopson about the band’s latest album and the philosophy behind the group.
El beso francés

El Beso Francés comes to Bogotá

This year’s season has a distinctly French twist for the Colombian National Symphonic Orchestra, as María Laura Ordoñez finds out when she attends the launch of El Beso Francés.
La Negra Grande

La Negra Grande: Taking music to Pacific heights

Leonor González Mina, better known as La Negra Grande de Colombia, is one of the country’s most iconic folk singers. Christina Noriega talked to her about some of the changes she has seen in six decades in the music industry.
Hip Hop al Parque

Hip Hop al Parque celebrates 20 years

Linda Gómez takes a look at this year’s line-up and explores how Hip Hop al Parque became the main exposure platform for local talent. Under...
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.
Colombia France 2017

It’s a France Colombia year

December saw a spectacular inauguration to the year of France Colombia, with a light show that paid tribute to Lyon’s famous ‘Fête des Lumières.’ The impressive animations marked the first of over 400 events that will take place in the two countries throughout 2017.
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...
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.
Colegio del Cuerpo

Interview with Cartagena’s Colegio del Cuerpo dancers

Daniel Caicedo caught up with some of the Colegio del Cuerpo dancers as they prepared for their show in Bogota We in Colombia like to...
Yessenia Vasquez López

Life through a lens

Paola Rey speaks to photographer Yessenia Vasquez López, whose piece will represent the country at the renowned World Photography Awards Sony will once again put...
Systema Solar

Systema Solar: Taking a stand through music

Systema Solar frontman Walter Hernández Romero speaks to Phoebe Hopson about the band’s latest album and the philosophy behind the group.
Hay Festival Cartagena 2016

Words take over Walled City

As the famed Hay Festival prepares to hit Cartagena once again, Azzam Alkadhi hears from some of those involved and finds out what’s in...
Colombian novena

Novenas: an oh-so-Colombian tradition

As December gets underway, you will no doubt begin to hear Colombians talking about their upcoming novenas, a tradition unique to Colombia and parts...
Colegio del Cuerpo

Interview with Cartagena’s Colegio del Cuerpo dancers

Daniel Caicedo caught up with some of the Colegio del Cuerpo dancers as they prepared for their show in Bogota We in Colombia like to...
Chocó to Dance

Chocó to Dance – Dancing for a better future

Chocó to Dance is a new initiative that sees Colombians offering dance classes online in an effort to raise money for higher education, as Linda Gómez discovers.