Upcoming Spanish events in Sydney

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Sunday, 10th December  2017

Great Christmas Party in Sydney.

Fiesta Salvadoreña de Navidad en Sídney


El domingo 10 de diciembre la comunidad salvadoreña de Sydney estará celebrando la navidad y el fin de año con una fiesta y ricas comidas típicas salvadoreñas.

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CINE LATINO, is thrilled 
to return to Sydney for its second year! 

14th-29th November- 
Palace Cinemas 

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Saturday, 4th November  2017

CORO AUSTRAL presents love, loss & remembrance

Saturday, 7th October  2017– The Concourse, Chatswood


The magic and fire of the Flamenco is coming to Australia when the Internationally acclaimed Las Minas Puerto Flamenco bring their ensemble of dancers and musicians to Melbourne and Sydney in October


Las Minas Puerto Flamenco is a jaw-dropping performance of flamenco like you’ve never seen before. A group of eleven performers, each masters of their specialty, come together for two spellbinding hours of music, dance and singing in celebration of the rich culture of flamenco.

An energetic mix of storytelling and expression sits at the core of this passionate performance. The show journeys through the history of Flamenco, exploring the influences of the various ports where the style evolved through interaction with music from across the world including habaneras, Colombians, vidalitas, milongas and guajiras. 



From 7th-24th September 2017

The Sydney Latino Film Festival is back with great films from Cuba, Argentina, Spain, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico... and more!

Don't miss it!

More info at:


30th July 2017

¡Vamos a Cuba! (We’re off to Cuba!)

Join Coro Austral at 4pm on Sunday 30th July in Glebe Town Hall for ¡Vamos a Cuba! (We’re off to Cuba!)

This is a lively event showcasing choral works from Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru – as well as Spain, the United States and Australia!

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18th April- 7th May 2017

Spanish Film Festival 

The festival is getting ready to hit Sydney this year on its 20th anniversary. There is a great selection of films and documentaries.

Don't miss it!

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18th February 2017


Legendary tenor José Carreras will perform his show " A Life in  Music" as part of his final world tour, with three very special performances in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

In Sydney and Melbourne, Mr. Carreras is honoured to be performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Jose Carreras Australian Tour

Date: 18th February 2017

Time: 20:00

Location: International Convention Centre Sydney.

From 16th-20th January 2017


Due to popular demand she will be running Intensive Summer Workshops here in Sydney just like the annual workshops she runs in Spain. 

Below you have all the information:

10.30 – 11.30 am Children Beginner 3 & Intermediate (8 to 12 yrs of age) Technique & Colombianas choreography with fan (Abanico)

6 – 7.30 pm Inter – Advanced Soleá por Bulería choreography with Live Guitar & Singing This workshop is performance orientated for dancing in a "Tablao" (Flamenco venue) . 

7.30 – 8.30 pm Beginner 2– Technique & Fandangos de Huelva choreography

Studio: Rehearsal 2 @ Bankstown Arts Centre.
Address: 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown Sydney 2200

Enquiries & Bookings: dsa@pepamolina.com (Confirm attendance by email)
M: 0487857107
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2eL7vpU
Web Event: http://bit.ly/2fJc9pk

From 25 Jun to 9 Oct 2016 

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection - Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney NSW - Tickets

A rare chance to see masterpieces by two leading figures of Mexican 20th century art.

The exhibition presents 30 artworks from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including outstanding self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings. 

Alongside these works are over 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship.

Venue: Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney NSW

More information at:


12 APRIL- 25 MAY 2016

The Spanish Film Festival is back in Australia!

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 18 MARCH 8pm

Nominated for the ARIA Classical Record of the Year, the My Latin Heart

album shot straight to the No. 1 position on the Limelight Classical 

Music Charts upon release.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the intense passion of Buenos 

Aires, in a spectacular evening of music and song.

YouTube Video

Location: Riverside Theatre. 

You can read more about the show here:

4 MARCH 2016

Sydney Film Festival at Casula Powerhouse presents Our Last Tango.

Our Last Tango tells a story of passion between María Nieves Rego and

 Juan Carlos Copes, the two most famous dancers in tango’s history. 

Now, at the end of their lives, Juan and María tell their story to a group

 of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, who 

transform the most beautiful, moving and dramatic moments of Juan

 and Maria’s lives into incredible tango-choreographies.

For tickets visit: http://bit.ly/1RSuksx

20-27 FEBRUARY 2016

MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL, is showing two fantastic Spanish Films.  

Everlasting Love.

Sat 20th Feb 9:30PM 

Event Cinemas George Street

More info at:

Girl Gets Girl

Sat 27th Feb 9PM 

Event Cinemas George Street

More info at:

11 NOVEMBER 2015, 6pm

Spanish language lecture. Spanish art in the Golden Age.

Conferencia en español. El Siglo de Oro del Arte Español.

 Image: El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) An allegory (Fábula) c1585-95 (detail), oil on canvas, 67.3 × 88.6 cm, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

The lecture will cover the influence of Spanish art on the new 

European artistic trends of the 19th and 20th centuries, and on artists

like Manet, Diego Velázquez, El Greco  or Picasso.

This event is free and no bookings are required.


Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000
Sydney, Australia
Info line 1800 679 278


Come and celebrate Australia's National Salsa Day!

29-30 MAY 2015

Pepa Molina will perform at 'Venue 505' in Surry Hills. 

She will be performing along with Sydney-based modern flamenco 

ensemble 'Bandaluzia Flamenco'.

Information and bookings here: http://www.venue505.com/music

21 APRIL- 10 MAY 2015

The Spanish Film Festival is coming to Australia!

Goya nominee (Best New Actor) and Spanish heartthrob Jesús Castro is
in two of this year's festival films: EL NIÑO and MARSHLAND (La Isla

Mínima).Make sure you catch these box-office-breaking smash hits!

In the meantime, you can see our festival programme on our 

digital version by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1Borsqg 

¡ Vamos amigo, planea tu festival!

21-22 MARCH 2015

Little Havana Street Fair.
Free Cuban Dance Party in the piazza with Gonzalo Porta live on stage.
Plus Havana-style Laneway Markets with over 30 stalls all day Saturday and Sunday!

23 SEPTEMBER 2014, 6.30 pm

 Encuentros Españoles returns to the spotlight with an 
unforgettable evening of Spanish music and dance at the  Sydney's
Conservatorium of music.

22 - 29 AUGUST 2014
Diego El Cigala has captivated audiences around the world with his passionate interpretation of Flamenco. Now it's our turn to see him live in his first ever Australian tour.

More info at:

5 JULY 2014
Welcome to The Sydney International Zouk Festival

For 3 nights & 2 days Sydney will see an array of spectacular performances, parties and world class instruction from local & international superstars of the Zouk World.

Travel to the heart of Zouk Lambada with a variety of themed parties, stalls, food, contests & world class entertainment you would only expect from a Sydney Festival.

YouTube Video

More info at: 

BUIKA- Latin Jazz in Sydney
from 20.00 to 21.30
City Recital Hall, Martin Place between George & Pitt Streets Angel Place 

NOV 27- 4 DEC
8th Annual Hola Mexico Film Festival
Paddington’s Chauvel Cinemas
This year we are also introducing for the first time the Hola Sol Festival Cantina. Which is open throughout the Festival with FREE MUSIC, ART, CRAFT WORKSHOPS, A MEXICAN CINEMA POSTER EXHIBITION, AND FILM AND ART TALKS.

In Film,  the Festival promises to celebrate everything Mexico has to offer –  10 feature films, 6 documentaries and a series of special events and performances at the Festival’s very own cantina.

Alexander Abreu and Havana D’Primera: Live in Australia for the first time!
The Hi-fi, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park


After providing the backbone of Cuba’s top Latin dance bands and recording on more than 100 CDs, Cuban trumpet virtuoso Alexander Abreu is storming the salsa scene with his band Havana D’Primera. In his first tour to Australia with his 14-piece band, Abreu’s sophisticated blend of irresistible Cuban rhythms and feelgood pan-Caribbean sounds is sure to get the heart soaring and the feet moving.  

JUNE 5- 16

In this magical and unforgettable tribute to European silent films, the fairy tale of Snow White is transposed with great effect into the world of bullfighting in 1920s Spain.


Tue 11 Jun
State Theatre


Fri 14 Jun


Hayden Orpheum Cremorne 4


Sat 15 Jun


Event Cinemas George Street 9

More info: http://tix.sff.org.au/session2_sff.asp?sn=Blancanieves


Filmmaker Oskar Alegria determines to uncover the truth behind a legendary Man Ray film on the Basque coast of Spain in this brilliant and whimsically absurdist journey.



Mon 10 Jun

Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2


Sat 15 Jun


Event Cinemas George Street 9


More info: http://tix.sff.org.au/session2_sff.asp?sn=The+Search+for+Emak+Bakia



A revelatory documentary follows recovering addicts and a drug counsellor from a New South Wales rehab centre on the Camino de Santiago, a centuries-old 800-kilometre pilgrim trail through northern Spain 


Mon 10 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street 9


More info: http://tix.sff.org.au/session2_sff.asp?sn=The+Unlikely+Pilgrims&s=366


Peña Flamenca
Contemporary Spanish and Latin Flamenco Ensemble
Thursday 13 June – The Basement
7 Macquarie Place Sydney – ph: 9251 2797
tickets $30 plus bf in advance/$35 at the door 

 It might be the middle of winter but the temperature inside the Basement will be soaring when Sydney’s hot new seven piece flamenco ensemble Peña Flamenca create a unique fiesta with their  own original antipodean blend of Andalucian and Latin traditions complete with an Aussie twist.

JAN 15- 27
Sydney Festival, CIRCOLOMBIA
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.

Sydney Festival is presenting an exciting event in January called Urban which is produced by contemporary circus companyCircolombia and features performers from Colombia’s national circus school.

Set against the backdrop of Colombian city Cali, URBAN conjures the rhythm and character of dark street life and a world where life and death are inextricably linked. With spine-tingling acrobatic feats and a pulsating soundtrack, this inspiring show features an exuberant crew of highly-skilled young artists. In almost every sense the performers reach for the stars.

YouTube Video

Suitable for 10+, this production contains strobe lighting and haze.

Presented by Sydney Festival in association with Arts Projects Australia
URBAN was originally commissioned by Roundhouse London as part of CircusFest

OCT- NOV 2012

Say Adios to Clichés and Hola to Mexico
7th annual Hola Mexico Film Festival this October and November.
The Festival combines the best of everything Mexican for a week of fun, film and food, as the Festival screens 11 feature films, 5 documentaries and one double header. 

On-sale from October 5 for $14.50-$17.50 and can be purchased at www.holamexicoff.com.

Opening night will start with a special screening of Mariachi Gringo, a feel good film full of amazing music by famous mariachi singer Lila Downs, who toured Australia in 2007 and stars Shawn Ashmore from X-Men. There is an opening night fiesta for all the festival venues. Tickets are available from October 5th for $49.

June 27 - July 1
Spanish GayCinema: Lesbian Universes
Cervantes Institute,Sydney
After lastyear's succesful edition of "Spanish Gay Cinema" we have decided toprogram at Instituto Cervantes in Sydney this June a series of filmsdedicated to the representation of lesbianism. It is a large sample of multiple universeswhich tackles the issue of lesbian experience, focusing on geographical, ageand class as key elements of it.
Pasajes     - 27/06/2012 (18:30 h)
Guerriller     @ s  28/06/2012 (20:00 h)
Kenya     and her family 28/06/2012 (18:30 h)
Mother     Tongue 29/06/2012 (18:00 h)
Tierra     Madre  29/06/2012 (20:00 h)
For 80     Days  30/06/2012 (20:00 h)
Eloise     30/06/2012 (18:00 h)
Lesbian     Universes: Shorts 01/07/2012 (19:00 h)
Costa     Brava 01/07/2012 (17:00 h)
 Recommended contribution:
- Adults: 15 $
- Seniors (65+): 12 $
- Students: 10 $
Cervantes Institute. 22-24 City Road, Chippendale, NSW 2008, Sydney, Australia
Reserve number:
MAY 17- 29 JUNE 2012
Exhibition at Instituto Cervantes.
Live Music - Jazz and World Music.

Come and feel the strings in a bohemian style, surrounded by the best musicians in town. Take your bottle of wine and be prepared for the smoothness of the blues, the romanticism of soul, the acid of jazz and the magic of World Music,

Every Monday. 8:00p.m. $15 dollars BYO wine & food

La Sala: 1st floor / 134a Victoria Rd. Cnr Darling St. Rozelle.
Ph: 02 8094 8310 / Mob: 0402 737 679 - 0425 407 464

Zumba fitness Express en el Spanish Club
12:15 - 12:45 
Zumba Express: clases exprés (de 30 minutos) de lunes a viernes en el Spanish Club, 88 Liverpool Street, City Sydney, con el horario 12.15pm a 12.45pm
Zumba de los lunes: Todos los lunes de 19.00 a 20.00 hs.
 “Machu Picchu,100 years from its discovery”
Opening: 23rd of November,Wednesday, at 6:30pm, until the 31st of January
The Australia Peru Chamber Of Commerce incollaboration with the Instituto Cervantesin Sydney, the Embassy of Peru to Australia,the Consulate General of Peru in Sydneyand Major Partner of the event PROMPERU,present for the first time the fascinating Photographic Exhibition “Machu  Picchu, 100 years from its discovery”by the experienced Peruvian photographer MichaelTweddle Rayner. The Curator in charge is Peruvian born Architect Marisol Miro Quesada.
Bookings essential
(02) 9274 9200
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 22-24 City Road, 2008 Chippendale NSW

November 16- 18.30
Francisco José Arcángel , Cantaor
Daniel Mendez (Dani de Morón) , GuitarristaFlamenco
More info at:

Todos los miércoles, a las 6:30 de la tarde, del 7 al 28 de Septiembre.

“Cine en construcción” es una iniciativa del Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián, y que tiene por objeto facilitar la conclusión de largometrajes de ficción latinoamericanos rigurosamente seleccionados, entre las producciones de cine independiente latinoamericano.

La noche de apertura de este ciclo arranca con el largometraje guatemalteco, Distancia, el sábado 3 de Septiembre, con la historia de un viaje que brinda una peculiar visión de la realidad cultural de Guatemala. La entrada a este evento es de $25/$20 e incluye la fiesta previa con DJs de Eastside radio, comida latina, cervezas y vino.
5 August – 11 September
Sydney Theatre Company and Colonial First State Global Asset Management present
Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated by Iain Sinclair

The year was 1932. Spain was enjoying an exhilarating period of enormous artistic energy. Federico Garcia Lorca was thriving creatively, invigorated by friendships with the likes of filmmaker Luis Buñuel and a young, wonderfully eccentric Salvador Dali. But despite Blood Wedding growing from this hotbed of creative freedom, Lorca chose to set the play in a world of stifling oppression; a world which ominously foreshadowed the future for both the playwright and the nation. Just four years after this enthralling tragedy of thwarted love, desire and heartbreak was written, the Spanish Civil War erupted and Lorca was executed by the Fascists on suspicion of being homosexual.

Dates & prices and more info at: http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/2011/blood-wedding

FILM SERIES: Spanish Gay cinema

This program offers a panorama of the most recent productions about  homosexuality from different perspectives. Three long films, 5 short films and one documentary are combined to show us that the sexual diversity has become an essential characteristic of the present society. Spanish Gay is the name of this series that the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney will present during June.


¡Vaya paquete!.
The furniture of the photos.
I just watch.
Campillo, Yes, I do.
20 Centimetres.
    Location: Instituto Cervantes, 22-24 City Road, 2008 Chippendale NSW.
JUNE 18. 11am-4pm.
El Día E / The E Day
Instituto Cervantes

JUNE 15 6.30 p.m
Conference: México, la seducción de la narcocultura
Una aproximación a la influencia del tema narco en la cultura mexicana. 
Diana Palaversich, profesora en el Departamento de Estudios Hispánicos de la Universidad de Nueva Gales del Sur, hablará, en el Instituto Cervantes y en español, de la representación del tema narco en la cultura mexicana. 
11- 22 MAY
Melbourne (May 12-22) / Brisbane (May 18-29) / Perth (May 25-29) / Canberra (May 25-29) / Adelaide (May 26-29)
For more information: http://www.spanishfilmfestival.com/
FRIDAY 6TH MAY, 8.15PM, EASTSIDE ARTS, 395 Oxford St, Paddington
BOOKINGS 1800 688 482 www.cafecarnivale.com.au

Three amazing female vocalists showcase some of Sydney’s best vocal talent in a powerful collaboration.  Singing Spanish and Sephardic songs, they explore the vast repertoire of song through history in a rare performance not to be missed.
Every Wed. March 16 - May 4 │6.30 h. Auditorium Instituto Cervantes.
March 16 & 23, April 13 there will be a special session with Anne Walsh, from the University of Sydney, who will present the film and lead the Q&A afterwards (in English).
Info about Anne Walsh:
http://bit.ly/gtsN4j ]
Spanish with subtitles in English. Free admission. Booking recommended @ 0292749200 / ic.sydney@cervantes.es

(The Short Film On The Map) SIXTH SESSION - VALENCIA
March 9 - 6.30 pm. Auditorium Instituto Cervantes.
In Spanish with subtitles in English. Free admission. Booking recommended @ 0292749200 / ic.sydney@cervantes.es
March 4 - 8.15 pm. Eastside Arts (395 Oxford St - Paddington, 2021 NSW)


March 1-8 - First floor
The Canary Islands are disembarking in Australia with a rich variety of activities: architecture, music, cinema, science, gastronomy, literature and a workshop of whistled language. It is a once-in-a-life opportunity event, don't miss it!
Free admission, but booking is recommended, due to limited seating @ 0292749200 / ic.sydney@cervantes.es

Featuring Los Cuervos Mariachi, Afro Peruvian Project PLUS, Armandito & Trovason
Sat 26 February, 8.00pm
Addison Rd Centre, Marrickville

Featuring Bobby Singh, Annalouise Paul, Robbie Varga and more!
Fri 4 March, 8.15pm
Eastside Arts, Paddington

Click here to see more details:  http://www.musicaviva.com.au/cafecarnivale 

FEBRUARY 02, 18:30
The short film on the map. First Session. Basque Country

In the first session of "The short film on the map", four productions from the Basque Country will be screened: On the Line, Tiempo Prestado, Asämara and Self-portrait.

FEBRUARY 09, 18:30
The short film on the map. Second session. Madrid

The short film series produced by the Community of Madrid to be screened are: Because there are things you never forget, Walk, Harraga and Moon Palace.

FEBRUARY 16, 18:30
The short film on the map. Third Session. Extremadura

In the third session of short films dedicated to Extremadura, the following movies will be screened: The Father, Jesusito de mi vida, Night in the City and Panic to ridiculous death.

Location: Instituto Cervantes - Auditorio, 22-24 City Road,  2008 Chippendale NSW
OCTOBER 28, 18:30

The Fig Tree Theatre, University of New South Wales

This event is organized by University of NSW and Instituto Cervantes in Sydney.

This performance will be held in Spanish.

Bookings: tel. 02 9385 24 21 / m.oujo@unsw.edu.au

Free entry.

Venue: The Fig Tree Theatre, Gate 4, High st, Kensington NSW 2033

Canaries in full film series

During the month of August, the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney will present a series of 4 films produced in the Canary Islands. 
August 4, 18:30
Film screening oscar: The Color of Destiny
"Óscar. The Color of Destiny" is a revealing portrayal of a forgotten icon of French Surrealism: Spanish painter Óscar Domínguez, contemporary of Picasso. The film rediscovers the life of a talented artist who was ignored after he committed suicide, fifty years ago, victim of a serious illness which had disfigured his body: the Elephant Man's disease. The film is stirring and touching and compels admiration for the bohemian painter whose fate was self-destruction, after a wild crazy life. Lucas Fernández turns the life of a debauchee, who regarded himself a monster because of his disfiguring disease, into a universal story where art is the product of love and loneliness, of sex and violence before, during and after the Nazi invasion of Paris.

Location: instituto Cervantes - Auditorio: 22-24 City Road, 2008 Chippendale NSW.

Jueves, 5 de agosto 18:30

Eva Alcón Soler, catedrática en la Universitat Jaume I de Castellón e investigadora principal del grupo Applied Linguistics to English Language Teaching, presentará los resultados de investigaciones que han analizado las posibilidades de aprendizaje de lenguas a través de la interacción oral y que tratan la importancia de introducir  la enseñanza de la pragmática en contextos formales de instrucción. Se propondrán también algunas aplicaciones pedagógicas para la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras.

Imprescindible reservar : ic.sydney@cervantes.es

June 19 11am - 4pm.

EL DÍA E/ THE E DAY for students and teachers!!
The coming 19th June the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney will celebrate the second edition of The Spanish language Day (The E Day); a world-wide event that is celebrated simultaneously in all the centres of the Cervantes network.
Find more info at the link below:
Instituto Cervantes: 22-24 City Road, Chippendale, NSW 2008, Sídney, Australia
Tlf: (+61 2) 9274 9200
June 8 - 6.30 pm.
Exhibition: Architecture without paper

"Architecture without Paper" is an extraordinary selection in an audiovisual format, shown at the 11th Venice International Architecture Exhibition, curated by the architects Soeldad del Pino and Ángel Fernández Alba. This exhibition aims to show the innovation and quality of the work being carried out on the Spanish scene today, represented by 15 young architecture studios that typify a fully consolidated, global “virtual architectural reality”.
Free entrance!
Location: Instituto Cervantes, Exhibition Hall, 22-24 City Road, 2008 Chippendale NSW
MAY 20 7.00 - 8.30pm
Introductory flamenco class!
Sydney Introductory Flamenco Dance Workshop by Ronit Raymond
Location: Studio '44 No More' at Queen Street Studio: 42-44 Kensington Street, Chippendale (near Central Station).
Cost: $25
Group discounts of 3 or more are available.
Bookings essential! Call 0412 972 914
Find more information about Ronit at the link below:




Palace Norton Street, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney


Palace Academy Twin, 3a Oxford St, Paddington, Sydney


Greater Union Burwood, Sydney


Sat 8 May 10:30am Special 3D: Magic Journey to Africa


Click here to download the full programe!
Spanish newspapers in Australia
(available at good newsagents)

El Español in Australia, published every Tuesday.
The Spanish Herald, published every Tuesday and Friday.
Extra Informativo, published every Wednesday.
Noticias y Deportes, published every Thursday.

Spanish news on TV
You can watch Spanish news from RTVE Spain every day on free-to-air television!

Monday to Friday at 8.30 a.m. on SBS ONE/ SBS HD
Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on SBS TWO

Events and community news of Latin America in Australia

Free Spanish groups to meet up and exchange languages

Consulates of Spain and Latin America