To showcase the culture, gastronomy and art from the south of Spain, this event will be held on the banks of the Thames, specifically under Tower Bridge, on 27 and 28 May.
Juanjo Andrés Cuervo
During the Middle Ages, Spanish ferias (fairs) were where citizens organized banquets, which featured food and drinks from Jerez.
In those times, these celebrations were organized for commercial reasons, mainly for trading livestock.
However, it was not until more recently, specifically in 1847, that the first Feria de Sevilla was celebrated. On this occasion, and inspired by several ferias, the “Feria de Londres” (London Fair) will be held for the first time in the British capital.
At this event, there will be ‘casetas’ (stalls) on the banks of the Thames, and typical dishes of the country, like tortilla de patata (Spanish omelette), jamón ibérico (Iberian ham), seafood and meat dishes, churros and buñuelos (a type of fried doughball), among others.
In addition, guests will have a range of different types of drinks to choose from, including beer, sherry, and cocktails like the Rebujito.
During the feria, there will also be different performances and musical activities, in which performers dressed in traditional Andalusian clothing will participate.
This will include a hat, short jacket, and tight pants for men, and extravagant dresses for women. Undoubtedly, it will also be a celebration of traditional Andalusian dancing, with performances by flamenco bands and singers from Spain.
Taking into account the festivities, attendees of the event will have the option of joining in on Sevillanas and Rumba lessons, as well as clapping and castanets workshops.
All members of the family can attend this event and there will be different activities organized for children, such as art, dancing, and painting.
Date and time: 27 and 28 May, from 12 pm to 10 pm; Address: Potters Field Park, London SE1 2AA; Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; For more information, click here: www.facebook.com/events/199303147239732/
Photos: Pixabay – (Translated by Shanae Ennis-Melhado – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)