In Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated with face paint, marigolds and foodie offerings to passed loved ones, and in London… we have DJs, bands, debates, immersive theatre and a whole lotta great food. Of course such a fiesta is being put on by Wahaca which means that no dancer will go unfueled. Traditional style stalls will be serving Mexican market tacos, roasted elotes (grilled corn), smokey barbacoa (pulled pork) and perhaps our favourite hispanic dish of all… churros.
At this post-Hallowe’en party you can enjoy live music from The Horrors and Crystal Fighters and the more authentic sounds of Mexican supergroup Mexrrissey, who play familiar sounds of Morrissey but with a Latino vibe. The Day of the Dead celebrations to London is part of a bigger cultural scheme; the Year of Mexico in the UK, which aims to raise awareness of culinary delights and, to be honest, just make us want to visit Mexico even more than we already do. DJs will take over as the sun sets and face-painted children go home.
So if you can’t make it to Mexico any time soon then this is definitely for you, and if you can’t wait till 7th November then we are giving you a bit of Hallowe’en costume inspiration. You’re welcome.
Wahaca’s Day of the Dead All-Day Fiesta is on 7th November 2015, 1pm – 1am at The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane E1 2SF