30 October –
2 November 2015
A free festival of art, performance, storytelling and talks to celebrate the Mexican tradition.
Supported by BP
Supported by BP
In association with the Government of Mexico as part of 2015: Year of Mexico in the UK.
BP is proud to support the British Museum’s Day of the Dead Festival, part of the UK-Mexico Dual Year 2015, a cultural collaboration and exchange between the two countries. This lively and colourful celebration of Mexico’s rich history and traditions, we hope, will engage and inspire visitors and encourage more people to visit Mexico. BP operates in 80 countries worldwide including Mexico, where we have operated for over 50 years. Our presence in the country has developed over the years, today we have a leading lubricants business, as well as trading natural gas, oil and refined products. In addition our non-commercial technology collaboration with Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company spans over 20 years. BP has a long history as a major supporter of arts and culture in the UK. We have partnered with the British Museum since 1996, supporting a diverse range of initiatives including the creation of the BP Lecture Theatre. Today our support for the Museum is focused on its special exhibitions programme. BP’s long term partnerships with the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House and Tate Britain, together represent one of the most significant corporate investments in UK arts and culture.
2015 has been declared as the Year of Mexico in the UK and of the UK in Mexico, a programme of cultural, educational and economic events to promote a better understanding between our societies, strengthen co-operation in various areas, support innovative projects and motivate business. The Government of Mexico, together with multiple counterparts, has prepared a programme of more than 150 activities in the four countries of the UK based in a multidisciplinary model that highlights the diversity of the cultural heritage of Mexico, its rich history and strong traditions, whilst at the same time showcasing its contributions to contemporary art in the global scene.