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Volunteer Opportunity: Treasurer Position
We’re seeking a dedicated individual for the role of Treasurer. If you have a passion for finance or know someone who does and want to contribute to our mission, we want to hear from you! Find out more here 

Save the Dates: Seville’s April Fair in Halifax 2024
A celebration of flamenco, spring, and community!
April 26 & 27 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Announcing the Second Annual Seville’s April Fair in Halifax in 2024!

Light, colour and joy define Seville’s April Fair  – an annual event that dates in which for a week, the joy of life is celebrated through dance, music, art and gastronomy.  On April 26 and 27, 2024  join us for our second annual celebration of spring Spanish style at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This was our 2023 April Fair

In 2023, Atlantic Flamenco embarked on a landmark project, creating and producing the inaugural Seville’s April Fair in Halifax. This initiative marked a unique adaptation of the internationally renowned fair, brought to life under the creative direction of our Artistic Director.

To generate excitement leading up to the fair, AF hosted two engaging free afternoon events. “Get in the Mood,” held on April 1 at the Aurora North Church Parish in Halifax, featured a Spanish-themed hall with crafts for kids, snacks, a Seville fairground diorama, live music, and a dance and singing workshop. On April 15, the Mic Mac Aquatic Club in Dartmouth set the stage for another lively pre-fair event, “Get Ready for the Feria,” which included the addition of a flamenco flea market.

The main events hosted at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 were a success and included two performances featuring local flamenco artist Joyce Saunders, Karen Staples, Alanna Macintyre and wendy Bona and guest artists Rosanne Dion, Fernando Gallego and Jose Vega and our artistic director Maria Osende. The event was covered by CTV, Radio Canada and CBC’s National News.

The total attendance surpassed 900, as Halifax embraced the vibrant atmosphere of its first-ever “Seville’s April Fair in Halifax.” Notably, snippets from Sunday’s matinee were featured on CTV, CBC’s National News and Radio Canada, granting national recognition to this cultural celebration.

The success of this event is a testament to the dedication of numerous volunteers and ambassadors who generously contributed their time and energy. Their collaborative efforts made the first Seville’s April Fair in Halifax a resounding success, and we extend our sincere thanks for their invaluable contributions. This achievement truly reflects the spirit and commitment of AF and its community.

Check CTVs special feature of our pre-fair  event: “GET IN THE MOOD” this  past April at the Mic Mac Aquatic Club in Dartmouth

Special recognition goes to Rosa Milito from Heritage Workshop Studio, a vital member of our creative team, for her visually captivating venue design. The design captured iconic elements of Seville’s fair, including red and white lanterns, a horse-drawn carriage, and the renowned casetas known for hosting entertainment during the fair. 

Grateful for the generous support, AF received funding for the Seville’s April Fair from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Nova Scotia Communities Culture and Heritage. Our event Sponsor for the main event was RBC Wealth Management.

2023 Events

Family friendly. All Welcome!

Saturday, Apr 1, 2023, 2-4pm  
GET IN THE MOOD: FLAMENCO ESSENTIALS
Aurora Commons, Halifax. Free. Sold out!

Saturday, Apr 15, 2023, 1-3pm 
FLAMENCO FIESTA: GET READY
Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth. Free. Sold out!

Saturday, April 29, 2023

FIESTA AND SHOW
Canadian Museum of Immigration  at Pier 21,  Rowe  Hall

7pm – Enjoy the Feria
Enjoy the festive atmosphere and show, socialize,  sample on complimentary Spanish snacks and get a drink at our cash bar. Visit our Diorama and our Caseta (traditional festival pop-up tents, decorated in striped fabric, lights and flowers). Watch local flamenco dancers get in the festival mood and dance “Sevillanas” Seville’s traditional folk dance.
 
8pm Show
Enjoy a show with a stellar cast: Maria Osende, Rosanne Dion, Fernando Gallego, Jose Vega, Joyce Saunders
 
9pm Dance time – join the  fun!

 

Sunday, April 30

FREE FAMILY FAIR DAY AND SHOW

1-2.30pm Discover the magic of flamenco

  • 1-1.45pm Flamenco “Jamming por Bulerias” with your guest artists – How does the magic happen? How do the singer and dancer interact in a flamenco fiesta? Presented by Rosanne Dion along with Fernando Gallego and Jose Vega.
  • 1.45pm Dance along with our flamenco dancers! Enjoy our Feria de Sevilla replica
  • 1-2.30pm Kids corner – get creative Spanish Style

2.30pm The Show

Featuring Maria Osende, Rosanne Dion, Fernando Gallego, Jose Vega, Joyce Saunders. Enjoy a thrilling  performance by these amazing artists. A show  you cannot miss!

Feria de Sevilla en Halifax
Maria Osende, Rosanne Dion, Fernando Gallego, Jose Vega, Joyce Saunders
Atlantic Flamenco recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and from Support4Culture, a designated lottery program of the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Event Sponsor

We would like to thank RBC Wealth Management
for being our event sponsor on Saturday & Sunday, April 29, 30.

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