Colombia Week 20 – 24 March 2023

Bringing Memories in from the Margins 20-24 March


A week of theatre, music, photography, film, cookery and conversation to share and celebrate the creative memory work produced by MEMPAZ Colombian partners. Listen to unheard, first-person stories and experiences of the armed conflict in Colombia, and the ways Colombians are re-writing their country’s history with their courage and their creativity.

All events are free (booking advised) and public, with simultaneous interpreting into both Spanish and English. Full listing here

Using theatre, music, photography, film, cookery and conversation, grassroots activists in Colombia working in some of the most geographically- and socially-marginalized parts of the country are using human creativity to confront and work through the horrors of warfare and its impact on millions of Colombians.

This is MEMPAZ (MEMories and PAZ, meaning Peace in Spanish), is a collaboration between grassroots groups working towards a more peaceful, safer world by bringing the voices of ordinary people from the margins and into the centre of history.

MEMPAZ – Bringing Memories in from the Margins: Inclusive Transitional Justice and Creative Memory Processes for Reconciliation in Colombia is a collaboration between the Colectivo de Comunicación Arhuaco Busintama (Arhuaco Communications Collective), Rodeémos el Diálogo (Embrace Dialogue), Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres (Women’s Peaceful Way), MUMIDAVI (Colombian NGO), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia) and the University of Bristol.