Celebrating Colombia’s Independence Day

On the 29th July, PODIUM celebrated the 207th year of Colombia’s independence, as well as the political party MIRA’s 17th  birthday, in which the Miraism ideology was born.

In this event, which around 200 people attended, guests enjoyed the countries’ traditional foods and dances, performed by the dance group Yurupari. It was also a special day for children, who were able to enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting, and activities that the volunteers had prepared for these little ones.

The grown-ups also had the opportunity to enjoy themselves, playing bingo and taking part in the raffle, as well as getting to know more about MIRA’s political work in Colombia that they can benefit from, even from abroad.

If you would like to view photos from the event, visit our facebook album @PODIUM.UK

PODIUM participated in the Services Fair for Colombians in London


Over the weekend, on the 10th and 11th June, our organisation attended the event organized by the Colombian Foreign Ministry, the Consulate and the Embassy of Colombia in London; where the main entities that provide services to Colombians in the United Kingdom came together to show and publicize their programmes and projects. The fair included the participation of public, private and social entities, where PODIUM’s presence was noted from beginning to end, making known the Miraism ideology on both days of celebration of Colombian identity.

See the pictures from the event here.

The Representative for Colombians Abroad, Ana Paola Agudelo’s Visit

On Friday 9th June, through a community event, PODIUM created a space where Colombians abroad had the opportunity to share with their Representative from the Colombian Chamber of Representatives, Ana Paola Agudelo.

On June 10 and 11, the Colombian Foreign Ministry, together with the consulate and the Colombian embassy in London, organized the First Services Fair for Colombians in London, where the Representative was also present, approaching both visitors and the stands of the different organizations and entities that participated in the event.

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Tables of conversation in English

On Saturday 3rd June, PODIUM hosted its first tables of conversation in English, a space where spanish speakers could come and practise their English, no matter the level, in a comfortable and informal setting. The session consisted of group conversations, reading play scripts, activities in teams and games, all of which made people learn and use an extensive range of the english vocabulary. The session was run by 5 bilingual volunteers and was attended by 13 people of all ages.

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