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Harlequin Euro Festival

10/06/2016 - 14/07/2016 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Devonshire Square is delighted to announce the launch of the Harlequin Euro Festival, an exciting five week programme of FREE attendance music and dance shows, conceived and organised by the Devonshire Square Events Team to celebrate European culture, languages and folk traditions.  

The Festival will run from 10th June to 14th July 2016, in parallel with the European Football Championship, to which the events’ programme is thematically linked. The festival’s title, “Harlequin Euro”, is inspired by the character from the 16th century Italian “Commedia dell’arte”,  Arlecchino, whose multi-coloured costume recalls the rich diversity of European cultures. All performances will take place at lunchtime in the historical setting of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard where visitors will be able to enjoy a selection of specially themed dishes and menus available at Devonshire Square’s iconic restaurants. 


Friday 10th June, 12.30pm – 2.00 pm: “Notes from Paris” and tribute to Edith Piaf by the Gabrielle Ducomble Band

Monday 13th June, 12.30pm – 1.20pm: River Dance Show by Brady’s Irish Music Company

Thursday 16th June, 12.30pm – 2.00pm: Tribute concert to the Beatles by “Like The Beatles” band

Tuesday 21st June, 12.30pm – 1.30pm Flamenco Music & Dance Show by Flamenco Vision

Wednesday 22md June, 12.00 – 1.00: “The Italian Dream” Opera concert by internationally acclaimed tenors Alberto Sousa, Leonel Pinhero and Alex Tsilogiannis,-leonel-pinheiro-and-alex-tsilogiannis.aspx

Wednesday 29th June, 12.30pm – 1.20pm: The London Welsh Male Voice Choir

Thursday 30th June, 12.30pm – 1.20pm: Turkish sword and veil dance show by Tevec

Wednesday 6th July, 12.30pm – 1.20pm: The Cossack Show – Traditional Russian dance performance

Thursday 7th July, 12.30pm – 1.15pm: Parisian Moulin Rouge Can-Can themed show by Tillie’s Can Can

Thursday 14th July, 12.30pm – 1.45pm: Portuguese Fado music concert by Ru Vasconcellos and Mario Bakuna


Get involved

If you are an artist and would like to take part in any of the upcoming Devonshire Square festivals of arts, please contact:

Patrizia Sechi

Customer Experience and Events Manager

We are very keen in working with talented performers, visionary visual artists and creatives.


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