On Sunday 31 May, Regent Street – A Taste of Spain 2009 will transform London’s world-famous shopping street into a grand showcase of Spanish culture, lifestyle and food for the fourth consecutive year. Regent Street will be traffic free and everyone will be invited to celebrate the very best of Spain from 12 noon to 6pm.

The Spanish fiesta will see twelve Spanish regions fill the street with dancing horses and folk dancers, traditional musicians and DJs from Ibiza, flamenco dancers and street performers, contemporary art and children’s face painting, a typical Spanish food market and a giant Valencian paella. All the flavours of Spain will come together for an unforgettable day out in the heart of London.

– visit the Canary Islands for mini golf, face painting and caricatures
– watch the region of Valencia cook up a storm with giant paellas
– Green Spain presents its local arts and crafts, including 30 Royal bagpipers from Galicia
– dancing horses, DJs and dancers from the Balearic Islands join in the fun
– Navarra recreates a medieval market
– walk through an art exhibition at the Madrid and Air Europa stand
– spot the jota dancers and the from Aragón in amongst the crowds (Jota dancers will perform in the main stage; the Orquestina del Fabirol will be parading)
– Andalucía will bring passionate flamenco dancers, a fashion show and traditional jamón tasting
– PortAventura has a big surprise in store for everyone
– Babylon magazine presents street theatre performers and urban art demos, as well as a table football competition
– head to the authentic Spanish food market for olives, cheeses, chorizo, jamón and other tempting delicacies (Extremadura, Flavours of Spain, Iberica, Brindisa & Churros Bros.)

To celebrate the Spanish extravaganza many of the Regent Street stores will be offering shopping promotions and competitions. Also there will be live Spanish performances in Heddon Street, the food quarter of Regent Street, so al fresco diners don’t miss out on the entertainment.

Regent Street – A Taste of Spain is supported by the Spanish Tourist Office, Regent Street Association and The Crown Estate.

For a comprehensive programme, list of participants and further details
visit www.tastespain.info and www.regentstreetonline.com