From Friday the 16th to Saturday the 17th of April, Sligo town will be the setting for Primavera Latina, to celebrate and experience the Latin culture. Get ready to feel the rhythm and discover the passion of Latin America by taking the opportunity to learn Latin dance with talented Cuban Xiomara Vega Lozano, enjoy and savor Latin food, while kids can create and design there very own traditional Latin crafts. This is the first year of Primavera Latina, The goal of the event is to promote and raise awareness of Latin culture and activities to everyone in Sligo, through its vibrant dances, culture, music and food.
Shenanigans bar will host the opening night of Primavera Latina, with a Latin style menu upstairs from 5pm to tease the taste buds, the evening continues with Latin Beats through the night, which will no doubt get you moving.
The fun continues Saturday, get ready to learn to Salsa from 11am to 1pm`and Merengue 2pm to 4pm at the dance workshops upstairs in Shenanigans bar.
While you are showing off your dance moves, the kids can partake in creating and designing exciting Latin crafts courtesy of Rula Bula situated on JFK parade from 11am to 12pm or 1pm to 2pm.
There will be a delicious range of Latin American food stalls along Rockwood Parade from 11am offering a variety of culinary treats such as traditional paella, tacos and enchiladas, empanadas and Colombian coffee, There will also be craft stalls selling Inca jewellery, and much more.
Behind the Primavera Latina event are four IT Sligo BBS Marketing-PR & Events Management students who are organising and running the event as part of their degree course work. Marie Ladisch, Aisling Munnelly, Pamela McWeeney and Shane Brannigan
Tickets for dance and kids workshops are priced at a very reasonable €5 each and are available to purchase;
• Thursday 8th April, Quayside Shopping Centre (12pm Onwards)
Alternatively tickets are available in Shenanigans for dance workshops while kid’s workshops are available in Rula Bula.
For more information visit the website www.primaveralatina2010.shutterfly.com
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