Welcome to the Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 programme, the edition in which we returned to in person events, after two digital editions due to the covid pandemic. Hay Festival Arequipa 2023 will run 9-12 November.
Hay Forum Moquegua was also in person. Hay Forum Moquegua 2023 will be at November 9.
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Here are all our events for families, children and young adults. Select events from our Programme for Schools or our traditional Hay Days programme, there is also a selection of interactive workshops to enjoy.
Please note: Hay Days events are available for free replay for the duration of the festival - after this you will be able to find them on Hay Player. Programme for Schools events and workshops will be free to replay for the duration of the festival and then free on Hay Player.
Motivated by their successful experience at the 2022 HFA, at the music and dance workshops run by the Hogar del Cristo, the children and young people involved have created a musical work full of life. They invite us to the opening of El árbol de la queñua es vida. This is a show featuring Huayno music and which will involve the active participation of the audience. In this way, we will celebrate this great tree that represents life. This is a dramatic work that aims to underline all that is good about Mother Earth and remember that there were once queñua forests in the highest areas of Arequipa. By reviving the rituals of our ancestors –who knew well that Mother Earth must be respected and venerated, and understood that dance and music are food for the soul– we can better appreciate the relationship between art and nature. The musical is a call to be aware of the importance of native plants. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the streets of Arequipa were full of trees? Can we not dream of recovering those queñua woods in the city’s upper reaches? Together we can take the first steps to make this dream a reality. We enjoy the Huayno El árbol de la queñua es vida.
Musical director: Américo Martínez
Musical arrangement: Jesús Alberto Gonzales
Choreography and dance: Noemí Rojas Surco
Director of the Hogar de Cristo: Flor Esteban Ninantay
Who were the Incas really? How did this great empire develop historically and culturally? Is its legacy still present in our contemporary culture? This illustrated book, created based on the exhibition Los incas. Más allá de un imperio, organised by the Lima Art Museum (MALI), aims to tackle these questions in a way never before done, based on the most recent and detailed scientific research. An event to give young people the chance to have a very current and close look at our ancestors, together with the archaeologist, visual artist and MALI curator, Patricia Villanueva.
The siblings Andrea, Claudia and Cristóbal Paz will tell their iconic tale Chimoc en Machu Picchu, with a screening of their illustrations; they will also sing the songs associated with the story. After the storytelling, our friend Chimoc, the cheerful Peruvian Hairless dog, will appear to greet readers and dance with them to some of Los Hermanos Paz’s best-known songs.
Festín is a cookery book that presents Peruvian ingredients in a light-hearted way, with striking and unusual recipes created especially for children by Pía León, one of the world’s finest cooks, and Malena Martínez, the outstanding researcher into Peruvian biodiversity. Mashua ice cream, oca doughnuts, muña lemonade? Yes, please, delicious! Festín is an invitation to discover the marvels that grow in the fertile lands of Peru and an opportunity to explore, discover and learn. A festival of colour and taste, and a banquet to share. At this event, we will meet Malena Martínez, who will reveal the great secrets of the ingredients and cuisine of our country.
With Fiorella Rusca Jordán, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and certified yoga teacher; and Johseline Perochena Caro, an administrator and specialist in Special Education with experience in education and publishing projects. Based on a yoga book for all ages, this event is an opportunity to experience yoga as a safe path to get to know ourselves, to grow and to become free. A path of return to our true natures, which is free and can free others. We present the book, we do yoga together, and we reflect on detachment and liberty.