In pictures: Wahaca's Mexican-themed Day of the Dead Festival

Wahaca hosted its Day of the Dead Festival, which was created and executed by agency RPM, at London's Tobacco Dock last Saturday (7 November).


Approximately 4,500 people are said to have attended the sold-out event, which offered a range of experiences for guests from 1pm through to 1am the following day.

The lower floor, coined ‘the floor of the dead’ featured a Mexican market, where visitors could peruse traditional clothing, jewellery and food, a wrestling ring and even a tattoo parlour.

A shrine dedicated to journalists who have lost their lives in Mexico was situated on the lower ground floor. Guests were invited to visit the space to pay their respects. 

The upper floor, otherwise known as ‘the floor of the living’ housed a range of Mexican food pop-ups and bars, with all of Wahaca's street food favourites including tacos and quesadillas available for purchase.

Enrique Olvera, one of Mexico’s top chefs, whipped up a range of dishes for special ticketholders at the supper club, a pop-up space inspired by his own award-winning restaurant, Pujol.

The event’s DF Mexico and Wahaca Stages hosted live performances from artists including The Horrors, Zoé and Crystal Fighters, and art installations could be found throughout the venue, including pieces from the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibition Dead: A Celebration of Mortality.

Ticketholders could also head to the The Mextronica stage to hear inspiring talks from the likes of Wahaca’s founder Thomasina Miers, who discussed the art of Mexican cooking, as well as Mexican journalists who re-told their stories of reporting on the country’s drugs war.

Hugh Robertson, chief executive and founding partner of RPM, said: "We are hugely proud to have delivered a truly authentic and immersive Day of the Dead Festival for the brilliant and progressive brand Wahaca. The experience encompassed all that you would expect from a Day of the Dead festival and so much more."

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