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Devonshire Square’s World Cup Festival of Cultures

14/06/2018 - 13/07/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

From 14th June to 13th July, Devonshire Square will be celebrating the Football World Cup Championship 2018 with an eclectic programme of artistic performances by world class musicians and dancers representing World Cup-participating countries from all continents.

All shows are free attendance and will take place in the atmospheric environment of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard at lunch time, from 1pm to 2pm.  

The dancing performances range from acrobatic Cossack dance to authentic Argentinian tango, from Parisian Moulin Rouge’s style dance to traditional Japanese Geisha’s dance accompanied by live shamisen music.

The music programme features performances by original Peruvian pipe band Dele Titicaca, Senegalese musician Jali Fily Cissoko - a world renowned master of the 21 string West African kora – and a concert by Australian didgeridoos and djembes ensemble The Talking Trees.  

The participation of England to the World Cup will be marked by an energising performance by British tribute band The Complete Madness.

Inspired by the international football tournament, the World Cup Festival of Cultures has been entirely curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team with the aim of promoting multiculturalism, diversity and inclusivity through the power of the arts.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy live screening of selected World Cup matches at Devonshire Square’s iconic restaurants Cinnamon Kitchen, Kenza and Devonshire Terrace


Thursday 14th June, 1pm to 2pm: Cossack Show – Traditional Russian and Ukrainian acrobatic dance;

Friday 15th June, 1pm to 2pm: The Dele Titicaca Band – Authentic Peruvian pipe band;

Monday 18th June, 1pm to 2pm: The Complete Madness band in concert;

Thursday 21st June, 1pm to 2pm: Senegalese Kora Master Jali Fily Cissoko and his live band;

Friday 22nd June, 1pm to 2pm: The Talking Trees - Australian didgeridoos and djembes ensemble;

Thursday 28th June – 1pm to 2pm: Japaneseque – Traditional Geisha dance accompanied by live shamisen, koto and shakuhachi music; 

Thursday 5th July – 1pm to 2pm - Parisian Moulin Rouge style dance by The Show Company;

Friday 13th July – 1pm to 2pm - Choreographer and dancer Raquel Greenberg, Latin UK award winner, will present a duo couples of the finest level with dazzling numbers, sharp footwork and evocative music

All shows are open to the public and registration is not required.


Featured image: “The jump” by Leonid Afremov