Hispanic Arts Scotland

Hispanic Festival 2011 Full Programme


Art Exhibitions | 30 September - 27 October

Steven Anderson | Flamenco Portraits | Central Library | Stairwell  | Mar Rubio Coderch | Illustrations for Children | Music Library
Marc Jennings | Monoprints from Catalonia | Music Library
Timothy Neat | Photos from Cortes de la Frontera 1963 | Iggs Restaurant | Jeffrey Street

Friday 30th September | 18.30 - 20.45 pm | Free | Reference Library, Edinburgh Central Library Opening Concert | Music, Poetry, and Song

18.30: Doors Open
19.00: James Macdonald Reid, leading European bagpiper
19.05: Welcome by Festival Directors and Library Staff
19.15: Selected Poems by Douglas Dunn read in English and Spanish
Jean Redpath, great Scots folk-singer will present a Spanish and Scots songs - in the fiftieth year of her international career
20.10: Break
20.15: Flamenco! Maria "Tote" Conte and Flamenco Puro
20.45: James Macdonald Reid - Pipes the Retreat

Friday 7 October | 18.00 - 20.45 pm | Free | Reference Library| Poetry, Spain and the Gaelic World | A Celebration of the Poetry of Luis Cernuda and Sorley Maclean
18.00: Doors Open
18.30: Allan MacDonald leading Scottish bagpiper
18.35: A Celebration of the Centenary of the birth of Sorley MacLean: Filmmaker Timothy Neat, Gaelic singer Margaret Bennett and Scottish actor John Cairney pay homage to the poet.
19.00: Literary Critic Antonio Rivero Taravillo, visiting from Spain presents Luis Cernuda - the Man, the Poet
19. 50: Questions and Answers - chaired by María Conte.
20. 00: Break
20:05:  Alison McMorland and Geordie McIntyre sing Scottish Songs with strong Spanish connections
20.25: Paco Ferdandez Flamenco Co from Sevilla showcases Salud & Libertad! programmed at the Queen's Hall on Saturday 8th October 20.40 Allan MacDonald plays 'A Salute to Somhairle MacGilliean

Saturday 8 October | 20.00pm  | £16/£13 | The Queen's Hall, South Clerk Street | Paco Fernandez Flamenco Dance Co | Salud y Libertad  
This year Hispanic Arts Scotland and the Spanish General Consulate celebrate the recent UNESCO denomination of flamenco as World Cultural Heritage by bringing to the Hispanic Festival the internationally renowned and award winning flamenco dance company of Paco Fernandez. Direct from Seville's Triana Tablaos the audience will experience the mesmerising and raw performance of the very best of Spanish flamenco!!! http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/paco-fernandez-ensemble
Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019

Wednesday 12 October | 13.15 -17.00pm | Free | The Conference Room, Edinburgh Central Library | Public Debate 'Old Spain and New Spain: Looking Back, Looking Forward'
13.30: Session 1 | Looking Back: '20th Century Spain' followed by Panel Q&A. Guest speakers: John Manson | Poet, translator and scholar of the Spanish Civil  War period; John Elliot (Langholm Fair Cryer) | Geordie Mcintyre |Folksinger and specialist of the Civil War songs; David Featherstone | Academic and writer
15.30: Session 2 | Looking Forward: '21st Century Spain and the New Europe' followed by Panel Q&A. Guest speakers: Alasdair Campbell | Poet and former director of the Tolbooth Arts Centre, Stirling; Mari Cruz García Vallejo | IT consultant, journalist and social activist

Friday 14th October | 18.30-20.45pm | Free | Reference Library, Edinburgh Central Library | Keynote Lecture | Alistair Moffat
18.30: Doors Open
19.00: John Kenny Leading Pictish Carnyx
19.05: 'DNA - Iberia and Scotland - the Prehistoric Links': Author and broadcaster Alistair Moffat tells the story of our DNA - concentrating in the link between Iberia and Scotland
19.55: Q&A
20.05: Break
20.10: Valentina Montoya in Voces del Sur
20:30: Flamenco! Maria "Tote" Conte, Inmaculada Montero, Diego Morao Flamenco Jam
20.40: John Kenny - Salute to the ancestors.  

All Library events are FREE - To book tickets call: 0131 242 8000 Or email: reader.development@edinburgh.gov.uk   Front image: Paco Fernandez Flamenco Dance Company For full Hispanic Festival programme please visit www.hispanicfestival.co.uk


Category Related music events
Dates 30/09/2011 - 27/10/2011
Time 00:00:00 - 00:00:00
Price £0.00
Tags Programme of Events
Phone 0131 242 8100
Venue Edinburgh Central Library
Venue Address 7-9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
Venue Postcode EH1 1EG