Delude yourself into thinking that there was actually a summer this year with the sun-drenched programme of this year's Hispanic Festival. Sweaty samba clubs, civilised poetry readings and a chance to learn flamenco.
Various venues in Edinburgh, Thu 16-Sun 19 Nov. See www.hispanicfestival.co.uk for full details.
Hispanic Festival 2008
The festival is back for a third year. A celebration of music, dance and theatre from across Spain and Latin America. The programme is spread across the Scottish Storytelling Centre, The Caves, The Lot and Dancebase.
Flame and Fury
The flamenco ensemble mix up with Celtic and African drums.
Popular Latin-American music with a contemporary edge specifically arranged and directed for an 11-piece virtuoso ensemble led by Chilean composer Galo Ceron. 'Part of the Hispanic Festival'.
Da Sang o da Barren Orange Tree
Local poet Christie Wiliamson recites Lorca's Spanish poems in Shetlandic Scots accompanied by guitarist Galo Ceron. 'Part of the Hispanic Festival'.
DJ action from Simon Hodge and James Combes spinning salsa, Latin and funk plus live music from 'Afro-Latin soul orchestra' Rumba Caliente. 'Part of the Hispanic Festival'.
Gracias a la Vida
A tribute to Chiliean singers Violeta Parra and Victor Jara. 'Part of the Hispanic Festival'.
Cantando y Recitando
A blend of original songs and poems lead by Chilean poet and singer-songwriter Carlos Arredondo. 'Part of the Hispanic Festival'.