Upcoming shows

16 JuneJosé Almarcha Trio: José Almarcha guitar, Lucía Ruibal dance, Demi García percussion

14 July – Juerga: Student performance – all welcome, tickets on the door

15 September – Natalia García Huidobro and friends

13 October – to be announced

10 November – to be announced

15 December – Christmas Show: Something Big!


16 June

José Almarcha Trio featuring Lucía Ruibal

José Almarcha is a superb guitarist and composer from Ciudad Real. Lucía Ruibal is an accomplished dancer from El Puerto de Santa María near Cádiz. Demi García Sabat is a versatile percussionist.  Their shows at the Peña in pasts years have been sold out so do book early!

Tickets

José Almarcha studied flamenco at Córdoba Conservatory of Music in 2009 and with great flamenco masters such as Paco Serrano and Niño de Pura. He has accompanied dancers such as Olga Pericet, Marco Flores and Antonio Canales. After the excellent reception of his first album, Vejézate, he has just released his new album, Alejandra.

José Almarcha on Instagram

Lucía Ruibal studied flamenco dance with La Lupi and Mercedes Ruíz and performs in Madrid with major flamenco groups such as those of Rafael Amargo and Juan de Juan.Lucía often performs with her father, Javier Ruibal, the popular singer-songwriter.

https://luciaruibal.com/

Demi García Sabat  performs with flamenco, jazz, Latin and Arabic groups around the UK and Europe. Demi studied at the London College of Music and teaches percussion.

https://demigarciasabat.com

https://youtu.be/V3vBqp3I0GY


14 July :  Juerga

Juerga is a performance by students of flamenco – dance, guitar, cante and more….anyone and anything goes if you love flamenco!

We welcome aficionados of flamenco of all levels as well as professionals at our Juerga and homenaje shows. Please read the guide below if you are performing with us.  

Please contact our Event Co-ordinator Caroline Wolff on 0208 208 1487 or email carolinacarafina@yahoo.co.uk to discuss your performance.

 

Performer’s Guide

All dance performers are required to use the Peña’s dance floor (our tablao, like one you see on stages in Spain).  The tablao is a high-quality wooden floor laid over the stage of the hall.  The tablao dance floor measures 10’ x 8 ‘ (3 m x 2.5 m) and is raised 1.5 in (4 cm) above the stage with a shallow bevelled edge of about 8 in (20 cm).

Performers should arrive between 5.45pm and 6.30pm.  

All rehearsals on stage should be short, to test the stage, not full performance run throughs please.  There is a smaller hall at the back of the ‘green room’ to continue rehearsal after 6.45pm when the stage is cleared ready for the audience.  All sound checks finish by 6.45pm.  

For Juerga’s a professional guitarist and singer are provided by the Peña but if you are coming alone, not with your teacher, you should let us know what you want the professionals to play.  Or you can bring your own recorded music.  If you are bringing your own recorded music to dance to please bring it on a USB memory stick as an MP3 file or on a CD if you can please.  We cannot guarantee to play your music from your personal mobile phone which might not work with our sound system.

We use a sound mixing desk, high quality wired microphones, speakers and fixed lighting.  If you are playing guitar, cajón or are singing at the peña please let Caroline know about any additional equipment you will be brining with you.  We employ a Spanish professional sound engineer (usually Javier or Rodrigo) who will be happy to help you if you give notice to us of special requirements.

Doors open at 7.00 p.m. for tapas and refreshments.  Show starts 7.45 p.m.

Non-member student Juerga performers pay a performance fee of £5 instead of the full entry ticket price.  If you have guests or family with you, can they please arrive when the doors open at 7pm, rather than sit in the hall while you rehearse and please can you ask them to pay for entry at the door. 

Please show respect and support to other performers during the show and do not talk in the hall after your own performance and please, please don’t leave the hall while other performers are on stage.   It would be great if you could help us clear the hall and put litter in the bins after the show.   Above all, have fun and enjoy your moment in the spotlight!

Book your spot now for our next open mic/open stage juerga show at Peña Flamenca de Londres.  Flamenco teachers!  Get your students ready for a great performance on our stage.  Contact our events coordinator Caroline Wolff.