ALAS - Asociación Latinoamericana de Swansea
Swansea Latin American Association


About ALAS

ALAS is a group whose purpose is to bring together all Latin Americans and all those in Swansea and surrounding areas interested in Latin American affairs. The main aims are to provide mutual support and to raise awareness of Latin America's cultural richness.


Membership of ALAS is open to all and costs
  • unwaged/part-time/student £3.50 per year
  • two unwaged/part-time/student in the same address £5.00 per year
  • waged £5.00 per year
  • two waged in the same address £8.00 per year
On presentation of their current membership card, ALAS members receive 10% off (sometimes 15% off) at various business in Swansea & Cardiff. For details please click here: Advantages of Membership.


ALAS events are held monthly, normally on the last Friday or Saturday of the month. Please ring the Social Secretary on 01792~891546 to check details.

Latin American Festival 2011: Sponsors

The National Lottery - Funding a better future
Arts Council of Wales
City & County of Swansea - The Dylan Thomas Centre
Swansea University's College of Arts & Humanities
Oxfam Union Street, Swansea
The White House Hotel - Uplands Tel. 01792 473856
Govinda’s Vegetarian Restaurant Cradock Street, Swansea Tel. 01792 468469
Chio's Cupcakes Email: chios.cupcakes at Tel. 01792 299607
Patrick Ellis - Tango Harmonica lessons
Malcolm Boorer - Film Maker Email: malcolm.llanelli at
Peter K Jones - Grow Your Own Vegetables - Transition Swansea
Nando’s Restaurant Wind Street, Swansea
Gower Wildflower Centre, Gower Tel. 0845 2302819
Zen Acupuncture & Therapies Email: zenacutherapies at
Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
Alison Broady - Aloe Vera Products Email: alibroady at Tel. 01792 204518
Maggie Asbach - German lessons, Translation & Interpreting Email: masbach at
Robert Narayan-Taylor - Numerology Email: greither at
María Gómez - Argentinean Wine Email: dr.gomez at
Investors In People
Welsh European Funding Office
A.L.A.S. Committee

Pictures from previous Festivals


Mexican dancers




You are warmly invited to attend the following event:

Swansea's Latin American Association (ALAS) welcomes back the talented Brazilian guitarist Fernando Aguera. Fernando returns to the city with his new duo Voz e Violão, in which he is joined by the Irish Soprano Grace Power. On Saturday 2nd July 2011 they will present an evening with the best selection of music for Voice and Guitar.
The concert starts at 7.30 pm, at St Paul's Parish Centre, De La Beche Road Swansea SA2 9AR, with an admission fee of £5. Fernando and Grace are both finishing their studies for their Masters Degrees at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff. They have teamed up as Voz e Violão to provide a unique blend of music by composers from South-America to Europe, exploring the strength of their musical backgrounds. Alongside Irish and Brazilian Traditional songs they will feature the work of Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Antonio Lauro (Venezuela), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), Roberto Gerhard (Spain), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Italy), and Benjamin Britten (UK). This event will raise money for the charities supported by ALAS. Over the last 7 years ALAS has raised nearly £4,000 for charity, benefiting projects in Wales, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and elsewhere.
For a film clip about the concert see
More info from and

The A.L.A.S. 2011 Festival raised £700 for the following charities:
1. ACAIA/FLAME (Brazil)
3. T.L.C. (Tender Loving Care) Home Services (South Africa) (e-mail:
4. YPN - South West Wales Younger Parkinson’s Network.
5. Japanese Earthquake Appeal (via Oxfam)

Grateful thanks to all our sponsors, to the Tejas Verdes performers and director, and the Cifuentes family who arranged their visit, to all the other performers, to the A.L.A.S. Committee members and A.L.A.S. members and followers, for all their support and hard work that made the Festival such a success.

To date we have raised: £3,833 and supported 21 different charities.

Tango dancers Interesting Links providing Latin American Salsa and Tango classes and dancing & other fun gigs in SWANSEA:
~Monkey Café, Castle Street, Swansea:
~The Chattery, Uplands, Swansea:
~Salsa Today:

If you have not renewed your membership yet for the current year, please complete this form and return it with payment to our Treasurer, Sarah Cole. Cheques/postal orders payable to ALAS, please.
All members will receive a membership card, which must be shown to get your discounts.
See also downloadable Advantages of Membership 2009.


Recipes contributed by ALAS members can be seen here.

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