Imperial Troops To Invade Plaza de España In Sevilla, Spain on 27th October 2018

Friend of Jedi News Andoni Serrano has contacted us to tell us about an exciting event being held this weekend in Seville, Spain.

Next October 27, Plaza de España will be the scene of a charity show based on the well-known Star Wars movie saga. ‘The Training Day Sevilla’ event is organized by the Spanish Garrison, the Spanish division of the 501st Legion worldwide organization of costuming, whose members faithfully recreate the characters of the imperial side of the saga.

Although created with the aim of promoting the Star Wars universe, they devote much of their time to contributing to charitable causes and various social purposes, championed by the slogan “Bad guys do good deeds”.

‘The Training Day Sevilla’ will occupy several places around the city, but it is Plaza de España where the main events will be held to attract young and old. The activities will last all weekend, starting on Friday afternoon with a promotional event. This will last two hours, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and can be enjoyed at the Puerta Jerez metro stop, with dozens of people costuming as the characters of the saga.

Saturday, October 27 will be, however, the main event. On the stairs of the main entrance of the Casino de la Exposición, at 12:00 hours, there will be a photo call as well as a solitary bar, reception of donations and sale of 3-helmets tickets. All accompanied by environmental music.

Already at 5:00 pm, the parade of the Imperial Troops will begin, where they will not miss their appointment R2-KT recently arrived from her solo visit in the District of Telefónica filling the streets of the city with magic and fiction, and ending in Plaza de Spain around 18:00 in the afternoon.

Once there, the party will have just begun. For a two full hours, there will be different photo calls where, anyone who wants to, can have pictures taken with the Star Wars characters that have paraded.

We wish them every success with the event, but more importantly if any of you are in the area on holiday or on business, please make sure you join in the fun. If you do, please let us know all about it by emailling your pictures to us at Jedi News.

SOURCEAndoni Serrano
Steve Galloway
Steve was 5 years old when he saw Star Wars for the first time during its first UK cinema release. He considers himself a first generation Star Wars fan and in his own words is a ‘Child of 77’.