11 May, 2010 @ 10:27
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The artists’ way in Andalucia

‘A PAIR of big-hearted expats are giving something back to their local area in the loudest possible way.

Artists Michael Bernasconi and Kees Leeuwestein have organised a huge charity fundraising gala to raise money for two local youths in their village of Iznajar.

The bash, which takes place on May 22, will see over 100 artists performing at the recently-opened Hotel Caserio, which sits beside the lake.

The event, which will be opened by town mayor Isabel Lobato Padilla, will feature flamenco, jazz and classical artists.

The event, which costs just five euros, will raise money for local youngsters Melany, 20, and Alan, three.

Alan suffers from El Sindrone de West and needs private speech therapy, while Melany, who has Tetraparesia Espatica Derivada de DCA, needs treatment to help her walk.

The event, which will be opened by town mayor Isabel Lobato Padilla, will feature flamenco, jazz and classical artists.

“I wanted to give something back to the area,” said Michael, an English artist, who has lived in Iznajar for six years.

“It should be a great event with up to 400 people turning up,” he continued. “It is now turning into something much bigger than we first expected.”

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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