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September 4 @ 08:00 September 21 @ 17:00

A series of cultural and political events -music, poetry, talks, films and exhibitions to mark the 50th anniversary of the bloody coup d’état of 11 September 1973.

Programme still in development for September 2023 with participation of FABULA ( For A Better Understanding of Latin America )

1 – Edinburgh University

Historian and Mapuche activist Fernando Pairacan will be at the
university invited by Magnus Course, Head of Social Anthropology ( no
date yet)

Currently in negotiation with professor Catherine Boyle from King
College, London, to present an event about Chilean Theatre in the last
50 years.

Chilean students are planning activities on the 11th, 12th, 13th,14th.
This programme will be during University opening hours ( 10am -17pm ).
The 13th activity will be in collaboration with the Chilean Society.


Saturday 9th of Sept.

Concert – “Chile 50 years On” at St Cecilia’s Hall ( 50 Niddry St, 1LG,
Edin. EH1) Free entrance, however, a donation will be asked to the
audience to cost the hire of the hall and other things.

Performers so far include Mairin Campbell and Dave Francis, Protest in
Harmony Chorus – Presenting a programme of Victor Jara songs- , Carlos
Arredondo and other Chilean guests musicians, probably musician,
broadcaster and Ethnologist, Gary West, in addition guest speakers.

Poet, writer, dramatist and tutor in Scottish cultural studies, Jim
Aitkin will introduce the event. A tutor in Scottish cultural studies
with adult.

3 – Edinburgh Central Library – (George the IV Bridge)

Exhibition : Chile 50 Years On” – September. 

A comprehensive collection of important historical, cultural and
political documents, artwork and ephemera including: Chilean newspapers,
posters, magazines and leaflets, MPs letters, literature dealing with
Allende, Pinochet, and the musical culture of the 1970s, photographs and
aspects of the community of the Chilean refugees and the Solidarity
Campaign in Scotland. A variety of reports from Amnesty International,
Human Rights, Written testimonies of Chilean in exile.

Monday 4th Sept. at 6:30 pm 7:30 pm: Launch of exhibition 
Talk and music by Carlos Arredondo ECL with NLS presence.

Probably for Tuesdays in Sept (5th, 19th, 26th). Room booked in the hope
of  organising  a one hour event starting at 6:30pm -7:30pm :
possibility to show short relevant documentaries (more details will
follow )

4 – Exhibition at National Library of Scotland ( George the IV Bridge) –

Exhibiting their own material.

 Monday 11th Sept. At Online talk (Q&A). Pinochet’s Coup and the origin
of Neo-liberalism. He will invite guests and hoping to have Andy Beckett
The Guardian journalist and author of Pinochet in Piccadilly. His book
investigated how neo-liberalism arrived in the UK in the 80s from
Pinochet’s Chile during the Thatcher’s Government. (More details will

Monday 18th of Sept . Migrating Music with my participation at NLS
Boardroom ( note: 18th of Sept Chilean National day) (details to follow)

5 – Cinema Attic  ( Edinburgh alternative cinema documentary group will
present )

The Argentinian / Chilean film : Chile 1976 (2022) possibly shown at
Edinburgh Central Library ( more details to follow)

6th September @ 17:45 – Craigmillar Library – Short film programmes and
introduction by Rafael Cueto and CarlosArredondo. ( more details will

16th September @ 20:00 – St Peter’s – Short film programme and Live

21st September @ 19:30 – CCA Glasgow – Short Film programme ( more
details will follow)

6 – The Lighthouse, Independent book shop

( 43-45 W Nicolson St,Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9DB )

5th September @ 7pm – 8pm

Mi País me hizo Cantar ( My Country make me sing )

A programme of songs by Carlos Arredondo and two poets as guests.
(details to follow)

In Glasgow there will be events organised by members of the Chilean
community and a posters exhibition presented by Caledonia University.
(more details to follow )

For further information email [email protected]