Hay Festival Comunitario

Hay Festival Comunitario events are free and for all ages. Hay Festival Comunitario is supported by Fundación PLAN and La Carreta Literaria ¡Leamos!.

Event HFC1

Journalism workshop with Catalina Gómez Ángel

 Casa Hay
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The reporter Catalina Gómez Ángel (Colombia) works in the Middle East as a correspondent, covering events in countries such as Syria, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan, where she worked after the fall of the government and the surge of the Taliban regime. She is the co-author of the book Balas para todas. seis mujeres periodistas en Oriente Medio y Magreb (2021). This highly experienced journalist will offer a workshop for young reporters from the community.

Ages 14 and over
 

Event HFC2

Workshop on musical projects with Jacobo Vélez of La Mambanegra

 Casa Hay
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Jacobo Vélez (Colombia) is the leader of La Mambanegra, an orchestra comprising nine virtuoso musicians from Cali who play in a style they call “breaksalsa”. The saxophonist and creator of the research and music creation project El Calle Hueso, Vélez will show us how to set up and present a musical project.

Ages 15 and over
 

Event HFC3

Manuela Molina

Nuestra piel arcoiris

 Casa Hay
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The Colombian psychologist Manuela Molina is the author of Nuestra piel arcoiris, an illustrated book for children, which talks about how all of us have different colours of eyes, hair and skin, and how, far from being a reason to feel or think ourselves better or worse, this is a source of celebration and cheer, since diversity is what makes the human experience something richer and more interesting.

Ages 7 and over
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Event HFC4

Mariángela Urbina

El libro secreto de las niñas

 Casa Hay
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We are in the future, in a world without social media, since world leaders have banned them. On her thirteenth birthday, Amelia, a solitary girl, full of doubts and who has recently lost her voice, discovers a way to create a secret social networking service for girls. There she meets girls like her, “fun girls who are on their own, bored or looking for fun”, with the help of LilaLady, the artificial intelligence that helps her to create the service, called Shhhat. Together they will learn about the world around them, and find practical activities for putting their knowledge into practice. El libro secreto de las niñas, created by the writer, blogger, journalist and influencer Mariángela Urbina and the illustrator Cecilia Ramos Valencia, invites girls, but also their mothers, fathers, teachers and carers, to explore their inner worlds and to reflect on what it means to build an identity free of stereotypes, limitations and fears.

Ages 12 to 15
 
 
 
Mariángela Urbina

Event HFC5

Workshop La niña que hablaba con los pájaros. Valentina Toro

 Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (biblioteca)
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People call Emilia the Bird Girl. Many fear her, not only because she is rather a solitary girl, but also because she talks to birds. Yet there is more: there begin to be disappearances in the town and everyone suspects that these are happening because of Emilia’s curses. Tobias, her neighbour, is the one who is most afraid of her but, with his courage, he will soon discover the true nature of the Bird Girl and the mystery of what is occurring in the town. Valentina Toro, the author and illustrator of La niña que hablaba con los pájaros, will share this beautiful story, one that might instil fear, but also strength, with the children, inviting them to create their own stories in both words and images.

Ages 7 and over
 
 
 
Workshop La niña que hablaba con los pájaros. Valentina Toro

Event HFC6

Júlia Barceló

Operación bikini

 Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (biblioteca)
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Starting from the reading of some excerpts from the illustrated book Operación Bikini, Júlia Barceló will work with the participants of this workshop on concepts such as aesthetic pressure or dieting culture using humour and personal experience. The goal of the workshop-talk consists in delving into the structural pressure that beauty canons imply, the problems that they bring and how we can fight them in real life as well as on social media. It is important to find tools to educate a kinder way of looking at other people's bodies as well as our own, to improve our coexistence and empower ourselves in regard to this.

Ages 12 and over
 
Júlia Barceló

Event HFC7

Manuela Molina

Nuestra piel arcoiris

 Casa Hay
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The Colombian psychologist Manuela Molina is the author of Nuestra piel arcoiris, an illustrated book for children, which talks about how all of us have different colours of eyes, hair and skin, and how, far from being a reason to feel or think ourselves better or worse, this is a source of celebration and cheer, since diversity is what makes the human experience something richer and more interesting.

For children aged 4 to 8
 
Manuela Molina

Event HFC8

Espectáculo de poesía con Alexis Pimienta

Chamaquili in the land of sad words

 Casa Hay
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At this performance, poetry and language share the spotlight with games, and also with the participation of all the children attending the event. It will involve telling (and singing, as Machado wanted) the experiences and adventures of the poet child Chamaquili and his close companion Mapá (a character who is both a mother and father figure), with moments of fun, tenderness, nostalgia, brightness and energy, lit up with the drawings of Jorge Oliver Medina and the improvisations in rhyme of our maestro Alexis Díaz Pimienta.

For children aged 5 to 11
 
Espectáculo de poesía con Alexis Pimienta
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