To celebrate the opening of the The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam exhibition at Tate Modern, Audley Travel & Virgin Atlantic will send a lucky winner (and their friend) on a five night escape to Havana with flights included.
Wifredo Lam was born in Cuba in 1902 and spent the early part of his artistic career in Europe. He returned to Havana in 1941 and used his art to explore Cuban culture and identity. His painting style was striking, unique and groundbreaking.
The Trip of a Lifetime
A lot has changed since then, but Cuba remains a unique and beguiling country. Havana is a labyrinth of crumbling colonial grandeur fuelled by an infections energy and impromptu bursts of music. Havana’s streets are filled with countless vintage cars and there are no advertisements, apart from political exhortations, giving Cuba’s capital a wonderful air of nostalgia. Wars and revolution have done little to damage its heritage making it one of the finest examples of a Spanish colonial city anywhere in the Americas. Your time here will include a visit to the Wifredo Lam Centre of Contemporary Art as well as a walking tour of Old Havana. There will also be plenty of time to soak up the wonderful atmosphere – perhaps taking in the five-mile seafront esplanade known as the Malecón, wandering the winding streets or simply enjoying local food and drink at one of the city’s many cafes and restaurants.
During your time in Havana, you’ll be staying with a local family in a private home – known as ‘casas particulares’. These characterful accommodation options have sprung up in response to the increasing influx of visitors to Cuba. Although the standard of accommodation in these houses is undoubtedly on the simpler side, they are fantastically-located bases which offer a deeper insight into Cuban life at this fascinating time in the country’s history.
This unforgettable prize also includes economy flights from London to Havana with Virgin Atlantic and transfers on arrival in Havana.
How to Enter
For your chance to win simply describe Wifredo Lam’s painting style in your own words.
The competition is now closed.
About Audley Travel
Established for over 20 years, Audley offer amazing experiences throughout Asia, Africa, Arabia, the Americas and Australasia for discerning travellers who wish to travel to their own, unique itinerary. Audley’s country specialists use their unrivalled destination knowledge to create bespoke trips, using the best local guides and character accommodation. Specialists regularly return to discover new hidden gems in each country, staying in the accommodation and meeting the guides, as well as experiencing all the excursions and activities. Audley’s commitment to authentic travel experiences and outstanding service has been recognised with a trio of significant awards in 2016: Best Tour Operator in the Telegraph Travel Awards; retaining Which? Recommended Holiday Company status and most recently scooping Best Luxury Tour Operator in the Times’ Travel Awards.
About Virgin Atlantic
Sit back and relax on the only scheduled direct flights between the UK and Cuba as Virgin Atlantic’s renowned friendly cabin crew attend to your every need. It’s the small details that make the difference in economy. Whether it’s the fully adjustable seats, free meals, a hot chocolate before bedtime or award winning entertainment. For those seeking more space then stretch out on the roomy Premium Economy leather seats with other perks such as dedicated airport check-in. Virgin’s Upper Class seats turn into one of the longest fully flat beds and complements fine dining, a fabulous lounge experience at Gatwick and chauffeur service to and from the airport on selected fares. If you dislike the rush of airports, you can make use of Virgin’s unique twilight check-in service at Gatwick, where you can check-in, receive your boarding pass and drop your bags the night before at the airport.
Virgin Atlantic fly to Havana from Gatwick three days per week between November and March with a reduced schedule for the remainder of the year. On 2nd April 2017 they will launch a Sunday-only service direct from Gatwick to Varadero.