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Latin American Festival - Confirmation

Hi Folks

Sorry to keep you waiting for information. I have now been able to speak at length with the organiser and the event is definitely on. The delay in publicity etc has been because the funding that used to back this event is no longer available. The cost of the festival is being paid for by selling tickets to the after party.

The programme looks varied and interesting. You can see it for yourselves here.

I plan to arrive as near to 1pm as I can make it. I am keen to hear the young singer Shakirita. I can't envisage the layout of the Arcadian Centre nor do I know where the stage will be so I can't tell you where our group will congregate. In previous years we tend to be spread about a bit anyway because many people bring family and friends who are not Spanish speakers themselves and form their own groups.

I will be there so please feel free to come and join me if you wish. That way we can create a bit of a base camp to make it easier for others to find us.However it is perhaps best to think of this as an un-hosted event and not be too put out if you are unable to find other members of the group.


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  • Elisa C.

    Thank you for a great afternoon full of lively music and good company! It was a very good party atmosphere and we enjoyed dancing all afternoon!

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • Rose K.

    Yes it was a fabulous afternoon. I really wanted to pass a jar or bucket round the crowd as many people said they would love to give a couple of pound to contribute to the carnival expenses as we appreciated it so much but when I asked Annie she wasn't keen to do that and wanted people to go the after party but a lot of people couldn't manage the evening activity as well but a big Thank You to everyone involved.

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Mike P.

    I was there for 2 hours enjoying the sun and the music. To dance salsa on a hot summer day to live music in the open air was a joy. I met a couple of friends I have not seen for a long time, Sadly I did not connect with meetup members as I went unexpectedly and did not recognise anyone. No Meetup sign on the table. Yes attendance was a little patchy and the rock band was not my thing but a great achievement nonetheless. An enjoy afternoon in good company .....

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • claudine

    Lovely day and the after party was nice not much people but nice.

    June 25, 2014

  • Zhenya K.

    Wonderful initiative - would love to repeat!

    June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a lot of fun

    June 22, 2014

  • Hilarie

    Can I suggest you use the Green Room as your meeting point? I think the Arcadian centre will be busy and as I do not know how they are laying it out, I may suggest a place in the centre where the stage is, making it impossible to hang out there.
    I can't be certain of my arrival time but you are welcome to come and find me.

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hola! I still do not know if I will be going with a friend or by myself, but it would be ideal if we could set a time and place for everybody who wants to meet so nobody is hanging out on his own ;) gracias! hasta luego!

    1 · June 19, 2014

    • Abz M.

      I agree with Andrea. We need somewhere that everybody meets first then head to the festival.

      June 19, 2014

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