Leeds does the flamenco for city festival

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The sounds of Spain will be coming to the city when the Leeds Flamenco Festival returns for the fifth consecutive year.

The event will kick off on Friday, May 25, when the internationally acclaimed flamenco guitarist Juan Martín, dancer Amparo Navarro Sanz and singer Antonio Aparecida return. The following day will feature a flamenco workshop with the world class headline artists followed by a day of community performances by groups from around the north of England.

Juan Martín, regarded by many as one of the greatest living exponents of the flamenco art form, has delighted audiences across the globe with his passion, virtuosity and charm.

He will be joined in both the headline performance and workshop by dancer Amparo Navarro Sanz who has represented Spain around the world and renowned singer Antonio Aparecida who never fails to wow audiences.

The community day will also include a performance by The West Yorkshire Classical Guitar Society in the afternoon, and an evening featuring an array of local performers such as Flamenco de Leeds, Los Jamones de York and Ana Luisa Munoz and Instituto Cervantes groups.

The festival will be hosted by Arts@Trinity and Flamenco de Leeds in the Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane.

Geoff Hill, from Arts@Trinity, said the event was “a fantastic evening with the authentic flavour of Spain”.

Laura Kox, general manager at Arts@Trinity, added: “Audience members always come and say how wonderful it’s been and most return year after year. We even track ticket sales to Scotland, Holland, France and Germany.”

Tickets are available from Jumbo Records in the Merrion Centre and from 0113 245 5570 or www.artsattrinity.co.uk/leeds-flamenco-festival-2018.