We don’t speak Mexican. Or Spanish for that matter. But on Monday 7 November you might pick up a few words of the Latino lingo as Mexicana comes to the Book Club in Shoreditch, in the shape of the dearly departed. That’s right, just when you thought Halloween was safely behind you, this Day of the Dead spectacular is bringing all the skeletons rattling out of the closet for a party of Piñata-proportions. All who enter are invited to bring or make a pictorial representation of a lost loved one to commemorate their life on the communal altar. Offerings of Bread of the Dead and Mexican hot chocolate will be provided to spice up the ritualistic proceedings and there’ll be traditional face-painting to help you get into the, er, spirit. Why not take advantage of the Movember timing and try sprouting an hombre-worthy tash for the occasion? Monoglot chicas and chicos are advised to get some practice in ahead of the Spanish quiz finale– repeat after me: Día de los Muertos en el Club de Libro… Kirsty McQuire
For info, see We Don’t Speak Mexican listing.