Ah Sevilla! This is one of my favourite shots from my beloved Seville from the magical Plaza de Espana. Every Easter I go to Andalucia to visit one or two cities. This year saw a return to my favourite flamenco destination, Seville as well as a two night stay in Cadiz. Seville is almost like my second home, it feels familiar and yet always surprising. To add to the magic this year I was there to see the dramatic start of the Feria de Abril - a crazy explosion of lights and dancing...and lots of crowds of over excited Sevillans! A new discovery this trip was a visit to the Pena de la Perla de Cadiz, a flamenco bar steeped in history on the edge of the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. I had been waiting for a year to see this venue and it didn't disappoint!
Time in this part of the world passes all too quickly and too soon it was time to leave the 32degree heat and flamenco passion to return to London where the temperature had dropped considerably since the week before. Not to be downhearted, however, I continued the Latin feel by going to the Barbican to see 'Mexrrissey' as part of the 'La Linea' festival. This fantastic 7 piece group formed in Mexico City to pay homage to the music of Morrissey. The Smiths go Latin, what's not to love - they were amazing! The audience were dancing and singing along to 'Colgar el DJ' and even 'Mi Novia esta en Coma' had a distinctly upbeat feel. Who knew Morrissey could sound so cheerful...
Denise Yeats is an events director, communications consultant, endurance athlete and avid adventurer.