Festival Highlights

London goes Latin

From Latin style dancing to talks and films, zumba, football competitions, food, drink... click here for the full programme

food market CEF

Food Market

The festival's own food market with traders selling delicious artisan foods, plus craft ales and soft drinks. On the green outside the Town Hall.

Grease - our festival film!

You're the one that we want! Come and watch Grease (and sing along) at our open-air feature film on the Big Screen outside the Town Hall, after the Zombie walk.

Zombie Walk

Crouch End's famous Zombie Walk. Gather at The Maynard pub on Park Road (mini Zombies more than welcome) before heading in gruesome fashion to the Town Hall for the open air showing of Grease

Family Day

Entertainment in and around Crouch End all day with the focus on families. Competitions, workshops, music and more. Full programme on here soon.

Red Herring

Join in the Red Herring game around Crouch End. Spot an unfamiliar object in a shop window, in one of 65 participating shops, and write it down. Prizes for the winner!


Live music all day on the big stage outside Hornsey Town Hall by local musicians, plus venues during the week. Fill out the application form to be selected for a place


A charity event organised by YMCA North London, the Crouch End Fun Run & Festival features an Adult 10k event and 9 children’s 1 mile events. Sunday 15th May, Priory Park, 9.30-5pm


There will be lots of art and photography displayed at local venues. Look out for exhibitions in cafes, shops, galleries and pop ups.

Dorance Lorza and his Sexteto Café

12 noon -12.45pm Main stage. One of the UK’s leading latin bands, LUKAS Award winning vibraphonist Dorance Lorza’s sextet is renowned for reviving the salsa con vibes combo sound of the 60s and 70s

Dance My Way

Come to this amazing dance show. It's by 3 times LUKAS winners Dance My Way and is considered to be one of the UK’s leading Samba dance schools.

La Explosión

On the Main stage outside the Town Hall: a fabulous new Flamenco collective, fusing Latin music with Rumba and Flamenco.

Mike Kalle and La Raza Collective

Main Stage
Winner of the LUKAS Award 2015 for Urban Act and a leading light of the young creative Latino community. Mike Kalle and his collective of Latino rappers (La Raza)

Spinning Crouch End Memories

Intervention. Hilanda, a spatial private detective looking for clues in the fleeting experiences of city life arrives in Crouch End. Find her at the entrance of Hornsey Town Hall ...

Castells – A Catalan Human Tower

Crouch End’s very own Human Tower, aka "Castells" in Catalan, performed by Castellers of London, a group of Catalans, English and other daredevils. For times, check back here shortly


Fancy doing a stand-up comedy session in one of Crouch End's pubs? Go on, you know you want to...


Local school choirs sing outside the Town Hall, plus lots more events

Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The story of Gabriel Garcia Marquez “Gabo” to all of Latin America, the 1982 Nobel Prize winner for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Followed by Q&A with producer Kate Horne


Revolutionary, proto-feminist, underground spy and the beating heart of South American liberation, Manuela Saenz died in poverty, all but forgotten by the history books – until now.

Maria Cabrera

Maria Cabrera’s style of ceramics is influenced by her Colombian upbringing in the 70s and the six months she spent in Japan studying glazing and decoration

Prof Alejandro Madrigal

Alejandro Madrigal presents Days of Rage

This inspiring and heartfelt novel brings alive charming town characters, whilst recounting both the physical illness and moral disease that affects a fictional community in Mexico.


Tribo samba

TRIBO is an international non-profit cross-cultural drumming and dance music project whose philosophy aims to educate young children and adults encouraging their creativity.

sonia ciruelo

Three Latin American artists exhibition

Three Latin American Artists , Alex Vargas, Silvina Soria and Sonia Ciruelo, exhibit their work through the week

Latin America in Focus Talks & Lectures

Talks and Lectures - LAB SERIES – organised by The Latin American Bureau. ‘Brazil, the PT & The Amazon’ by Sue Branford. ‘Argenttina after the Kirchners’ by Nick Caistor & Marcela López Levy, and more

Morning Zumba with Belkys Ledezma

Crouch End’s very own Venezuelan Amazon goddess and favourite Zumba teacher gets Crouch end into the spirit and ready to take on the Latin day with a morning Zumba class for all the family.

Crouch End Copa America – Kids Futsal Tournament

A Futsal tournament in Hornsey Town Hall. The children of 6 of Crouch End’s Primary Schools will learn how to play Futsal - an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game


Camilo Menjura’s Spanish Sing-a-long

3pm-3.45pm MOORS THEATRE. Colombian singer, guitarist and choir master, Camilo is a guitarist with the “Velasierra Quintet” (Andean Jazz) and “Amira Kheir Quartet” (Sudanese music), and a singer

Colombia Brings Hope

Colombia in Focus

LECTURE Following Gabo, Community Room, Crouch End Picturehouse, Tottenham Lane, N8 Time tbc
THE COLOMBIAN PEACE PROCESS:‘How we achieved peace in Colombia’ by Kristian Herbolzeimer,


Katy Prado and Los Mamboleros

Katy Prado and los Mamboleros are one of the most exciting fusion bands to come out of London in recent years, sizzling rockabilly salsa, mixing 40s rock n roll and 50s mambo. Time and venue tbc

Latinos in London


‘The Latin Community in London’s Regeneration Process’ . Two women talk about the plight of the Latin American community in London’s regeneration process.