LUMA CREATIONS was born in 2018 as a new begining. From ONE LATIN CULTURE aka OLC Productions which was born in 2011 as a re-incarnation of All Things Latin (ATL) and has been delivering an annual programme of work ever since.
All Things Latin became an organisation in 2003; the aim of the company was to promote the Latin American experience in the UK, its culture and its community. Throughout its life, ATL delivered seven Latin American Festivals (Fiesta Latina) and developed an ongoing programme of work with the Latin American youth and its community; producing a Latin American carnival troupe, performances, projects and ongoing events. ATL was also a producing company and delivered performances in festivals and Carnivals across the UK.
The All Things Latin COMPARSA developed for a project with young people from the Latin American Community
Throughout this period, ATL delivered workshops and projects to hundreds of schools in the North West of England introducing Latin American culture, Carnival drumming, dance and music. In addition, it produced an exciting innovative programme of teaching Spanish through Latin American culture in partnership with Knowsley Arts Services and Sure Start and was featured at the international conference for early years education as one of only two case studies for good practise and innovation.
El Rincon Latino Cultural Centre
In 2007 ATL took on a project to develop the first Latin American Cultural Centre without funding and successfully developed the centre until it had to close in 2010 due to the economic down turn. EL Rincon Latino delivered dance classes, cultural events promoting Latin American culture including live music sessions, film shows, dance events, traditional food, festival events, family days, workshops, seminars and conferences. It was the home for the Liverpool Spanish Circle and promoted a range of cultural events, both Latin American and for & by many other communities.
In 2011 One Latin Culture was born and immediately took on the mantle of promoting and celebrating the Latin American experience, through its culture and community. One Latin Culture soon became OLC Productions and has been producing, promoting and delivering a range of work, projects and workshops throughout the UK. OLC has produced large scale events and its creative director has directed carnivals and festival events throughout the North West, including the Carnival of Giants and Liverpool One World Festival.
As the organisation developed it began to deliver many projects including the CHESTER CARNIVAL OF GIANTS in 2011 and then the Re-Launch of Castle Street in Liverpool with an exciting Fiesta Latina. In 2013 we began to run drum workshops for women, from our small workshop office in Hope Street. This became our longest running project and is now known as La BOMBA Women’s Drum Project. In 2016 we received 3yr Elevate funding from Arts Council England and this has enabled us to grow and become the organisation we are now. One of our developments has been the renaming fo the organisation into LUMA CREATIONS.