The Hispanic Festival 2011 kicks off today at the Central Library of Scotland and will run until the end of October.
For the fifth year running, it will celebrate the presence of the Spanish and Latin American Communities in Scotland with what Hispanic culture has best on offer, that is music, dance, food and drink.
You can also participate in a variety of workshops, exhibitions and poetry nights held at Edinburgh Libraries, or go all crazy at a Latin club night with a live band.
The Festival is organised by Hispanic Arts Scotland formed by Spanish and Latin American people living in this part of the UK. Traditionally, the Hispanic Festival is celebrated for a long weekend in Edinburgh around 12th October, which is the Hispanic International Day, celebrated in Spain and across all the Spanish speaking countries in Latin America.
The inaugurating celebrations start at 6.30pm today at the reference library and will celebrate the Scottish-Hispanic fusion with bagpipes and flamenco. If you cannot make it tonight, there are events taking place throughout October – but make sure to make your way there early, as most of them are free!
For more information, visit the Hispanic Arts Scotland website.