Workshop on Laura Esquivel's novel "Como agua para chocolate" - Saturday 29th July at 2pm

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Join us for an enchanting workshop that delves into the captivating world of "Como agua para chocolate" ("Like Water for Chocolate"), a beautifully-written novel by Laura Esquivel.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Mexican culture, love, and food through this literary masterpiece that intertwines the magic of storytelling with mouthwatering recipes.

During this workshop, we will explore the key themes, characters, and narrative techniques that make "Como agua para chocolate" a timeless classic.

Led by a experienced and qualified Spanish language teacher, this interactive session will engage participants in a range of activities, discussions, and hands-on exercises, enabling a deeper understanding and appreciation of the novel.

Highlights of the Workshop:

- Introduction to "Como agua para chocolate": Begin with an overview of the novel, its historical context, and its significance in Mexican literature. Discover the magical realism elements and understand how they contribute to the storytelling.

- Character Analysis: Dive into the compelling characters of Tita, Mama Elena, Pedro, and others, examining their roles, motivations, and relationships. Analyze their complexities and the ways in which they reflect social and cultural aspects of Mexican society.

- Exploring Themes: Explore the themes of love, passion, tradition, and rebellion that permeate the novel. Engage in group discussions and activities to delve deeper into the meanings behind these themes and their relevance in contemporary society.

- Food and Culture: Delve into the novel's gastronomic world, which serves as a central element in the narrative. Explore the significance of food as a form of expression, identity, and communication within Mexican culture.

Whether you are a literature enthusiast, a lover of Mexican culture, or simply curious about this iconic novel, this workshop offers an opportunity to engage with "Como agua para chocolate" on multiple levels. Come and discover the magic, passion, and flavors that make this novel an enduring masterpiece.

The workshop will be conducted entirely in Spanish. An A2 level of Spanish (or above) is required (equivalent to Spanish House London Continuacion courses and above).

Note: Please read the novel before attending the workshop. A free pdf can be found online.

The workshop will take place in the Spanish House London branch at Clapham North Art Centre (26-32 Voltaire Rd, London SW4 6DH). You will receive directions to find your classroom once you sign up.

Duration time will approximately be 2 hours, from 2pm to 4pm, on Saturday 29th July 2023.

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