¡VAMOS! is an annual festival promoting Latin and Lusophone cultures in North East of England. ¡VAMOS! is an internationally renowned event, bringing high profile acts to the region, as well as engaging with regional artists and aims to engage the Latin communities in the North East through cultural activities and education. It has also delivered editions in Leeds and Liverpool.
In April 2019 ¡VAMOS! Festival received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant for the heritage project “Commonality”, May and September 2019. The Commonality project documented the relationship to UK and personal heritage for some of this Latin American community in the North East. The event featured dance, live music and African food from Nobia Amonobea Baah and Nobias Catering. An exhibition featured personal and honest narratives from nearly 30 interviewees presented as part of a video projection and photography Breeze Creatives gallery. Longer interviews will be presented online as part of a permanent website: https://commonality.website/