Peña Dates For 2016
March 13 Un Noche con MaribelThe Peña is honouring prominent dancer Maribel la Manchega with a tribute performance on Sunday, March 13 to celebrate her 30 years as Peña president and her long career as a professional artist and teacher.April 10 TBA
The Peña itself is now in its 31st year and was the idea of some of Maribel's students, who invited others to help set it up and thus was formed the initial working party. Almost all were dance students of Maribel, and José Garcia too, though there were two guitarists, Ron le Voi and Harry New.
After six months it was decided that the working party would open membership and hold elections for a committee. Maribel was invited to become president, and later world-famous guitarist Paco Peña joined her. As soon as she set foot in London Maribel assumed prominence as a flamenco artist, a situation that lasted until her retirement. Don't miss Un Noche con Maribel! It will be at Holy Apostles Church Hall, time not yet fixed.
All artists welcome... firstname.lastname@example.org
See Courses for details of Maribel's classes.
May 8 Feria de Mayo
June 12 - Juerga!
July 10 TBA
August - No Pena
September 11 - AGM
October 9 TBA
November 13 TBA
December 11 Or 18 - Christmas Show
Peña Membership £24 pa (Associate members (over-60s or outside the M25) £12pa) includes price concessions and free Flamenco News. 0207 703 6893
Venue: Church hall of the Church of the Holy
Apostles, Cumberland Street (Lupus Street end) SW1V 4LY. Tube:
Victoria/Pimlico. Buses: 24, C10, 360 (get off at Winchester Street).
other flamenco events
Sadler's Wells Flamenco FestivalFebruary 16-28 Flamenco Festival London, Sadler's Wells, now in its 13th year.
February 16-20, Sara Baras new show, Voces, Suite Flamenca.More information Sadler's Wells website and Flamenco News.
February 21 Vicente Amigo, In Concert with new album, Tierra.
February 23 and 24 Farruquito and his mother Farruca, the son and widow of El Farruco.
February 25 annual Gala: award-winners from Seville Bienal including Ballet Flamenco of Andalucía's Imágenes (awarded Best Show); Farruquito (Best Dancer); legendary singer El Lebrijano (honoured for artistic achievement) Antonio Reyes (Best Singer); and Manuel Valencia (Best Guitarist).
February 26 Olga Pericet Pisadas, inspired by the cycles of life.
February 27 Marco Flores and Olga Pericet, Paso a Dos - celebrated as Spain's next generation of leading artists. February 28 Esperanza Fernández plus guest artists Marina Heredia, one of the greatest flamenco voices of her generation, and Ana Morales, principal dancer of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía.
Alejandro RodriguezSunday February 21
Live Show with Special Guest Alejandro Rodriguez, of the Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras.
Accompanied by Ramon Ruiz, Lola Rueda and Angela Alonso.
Prince of Wales, Drury Lane, Covent Garden.
UK premiere, French artist Bartabas & Andrés Marín, contemporary dancer.
Bartabas is famous for his use of horses as a mean of artistic expression.
Sadler's Wells website 0207 863 8000
with Manuel Reyes Maya21, Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street E8 1HEMarch
22, Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval SW2 1LG
With Emilio Ochando10 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4STApril
With Paco Perez14 Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, SW2 1JGAll artists available for private classes. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk
17 Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE
21 The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JN
Gala flamenca of Ilusion FlamencaJuly 10
LOST Theatre, Wandsworth
España on Firefirst Sunday in month
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club,
47 Frith Street, Soho W1D 4HT