Welcome to the Hay Festival Arequipa 2023 programme. This celebration of literature, culture and ideas will run 9-12 November, presenting 109 activities with 145 guests from 15 countries. We will offer 17 talks and workshops for students at the Hay Joven programme and 7 events for children at Hay Festivalito.
Hay Forum Moquegua will take place on 8 November with four activities on education and current affairs.
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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.
With Marina Zileri and Fernando Arce The children will explore the possibilities of the world of clay, ceramic and small-scale puppetry, experiencing different creative processes, with the final result of making finger puppets. We will start with possibilities of faces, and then bodies, to end up with details that define our clay puppets.
The siblings Andrea, Claudia and Cristóbal Paz will tell their iconic stories 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.
Based on stories about the Peruvian dog, or viringo, come with us to explore different and curious aspects of these animals. With Carla Galdos and Raúl Romero we will read different texts that feature the dog, and together we will talk about and exchange ideas and anecdotes about these faithful companions.
Together with Gabriela: words, images and stories, playing and combining different materials in order to make new words, new images, new stories.
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.
Together with the children, Diana will prepare a traditional Arequipa dish, soltero de queso, sharing ideas about the Arequipa origin of the ingredients that make up the dish.
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 the yoga book for all ages, De la tierra al mar, 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.
The activity includes interpretation into sign language