Mexican Day of Dead Video

December 01 2015

Mexican Day of the Dead was promoted as a new celebration for Basingstoke. By looking at famous and infamous ancestors of Basingstoke and celebrating them through a Parade, Street Theatre and an Audio Visual Projection piece, Basingstoke residents were able to connect with Mexican Day of the Dead as their own. Partnership with Arts Council and Hampshire Cultural Trust meant that we were able to bring quality artists to work alongside local artists and create a depth of community engagement.  

With Same Sky and Manuela Bellini leading lantern making, dance and theatre, costume making and theatre workshops a stunning parade of over 150 people brought Basingstoke streets to life. Entertainment from Poi Passion, Voodoo Love Orchestra and a themed street food and gift market kept an audience of 3,500 people happy before a large scale projection piece onto the walls of historic Willis Museum, by Dr. Lighthouse, left the audiences spell bound and clapping for more!