Embassy of Brazil in London

Carybé: The Colours of Bahia

3 June - 17 July 2015
Embassy of Brazil
14-16 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5BL

The Embassy of Brazil presents a collection of 44 vibrant and eye-catching silk-screen works by Hector Julio Páride de Bernabó, better known as Carybé. Though born in Argentina, the artist lived for almost fifty years in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, portraying the daily life and religious syncretism of the region's people. Inspired by many different aspects of Bahian culture, especially those linked to the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomblé, Carybé's work took Bahia to the outside world. Read more

Vacancy / Vaga (Embassy of Brazil - Chancery)

The Embassy of Brazil opens selection procedure for the position of Administrative Auxiliary. Applications until 10 July 2015. Read more
A Embaixada do Brasil abre processo de seleção para vaga de Auxiliar Administrativo. Inscrições até 10 julho 2015. Clique aqui

Cineclub Brazil: The War of Canudos (Guerra de Canudos)

8 July 2015 | 6.30pm
Embassy of Brazil
14-16 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5BL

A film based on the true - though barely believable - story of the 'War of Canudos' which took place in the backlands of northeast Brazil in the 1890s. An itinerant preacher going by the name of Antônio Conselheiro settles on an abandoned farm and establishes a rapidly growing community of dissenters unhappy with Brazil's newly established Republic. As the population of the new settlement swells to 30,000 it comes to be seen as a grave threat by the national government. The full force of the Brazilian army is eventually thrown against it, resulting in the bloodiest conflict ever fought on Brazilian soil. 1997 | 170 minutes | Dir. Sergio Rezende| Language: Portuguese (English subtitles)
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Brazil in the British press

Brazil's congress reduces age of criminal responsibility to 16 - Guardian
Brazil's Rousseff tops off U.S. tour with Silicon Valley visit - Reuters UK
Brazil hails long-awaited EU trade breakthrough - Financial Times
US and Brazil set energy goals in sign of improving ties - BBC News
Brazil announces massive reforestation and renewable energy plan with US - Guardian
Obama, Rousseff to make up missed White House visit on Tuesday - Reuters UK
The Brazilian selling Chinese phones to Latin America - BBC News
Dilma Rousseff adviser charts a path for Brazil - Financial Times
Brazil: Foie gras banned in Sao Paulo restaurants - BBC News

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015

Architects and designers interested in exploring the impact of Lina Bo Bardi's work in Brazil are now invited to apply for the 2015 fellowships, organised by the British Council. Fellows receive a travel grant and 4-6 weeks' accomodation in Brazil, as well as mentoring, advice and contacts from Lina Bo Bardi scholars. In a second phase the fellow may be awarded seed-funding to pursue a project in the UK that builds on their research in Brazil. Read more

Prospects for the World Economy; Martin Wolf

On 23 April, in association with the Diplomatic Press Attachés' Association (DPAAL), the Embassy hosted a talk by Martin Wolf, the Financial Times' chief economics commentator, who discussed the aftermath of the global financial crisis and the short- and long-term prospects for both developed and emerging economies.
Read Martin Wolf's presentation

Brazilian Bilingual Book Club

Next Session: 16 July | 6.30pm
Embassy of Brazil
14 – 16 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5BL

The Embassy's book club will be having the first meeting of its second semester on 16 July. Meetings are scheduled to take place once a month; the idea is that participants will read one of the classics from Brazilian literature and then come to the Embassy to share their thoughts – in English – with fellow readers. This meeting will discuss The Sad End of Policarpo Quaresma (1911), by Lima Barreto.
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Internet radio: The Brazilian Hour

The Brazilian Hour is a English-language radio programme consisting mainly of Brazilian music but also including news and discussion about current events in Brazil. Produced in Los Angeles by staff from the Brazilian consulate, it was first broadcast in 1978 and is still going strong 37 years later. The programme also has its very own app for smartphones and tablets. Visit the website and listen

'CultureSmart!' Brazil Guide

This pocket-sized guidebook, now available in a revised and updated edition, aroused our interest with its slightly unusual format and content: in addition to the usual practical information it contains lots of cultural observations which give a flavour of the day-to-day situations many travellers to the country are likely to experience.
Paperback | Kindle edition
For more Brazilian-related books in English, see our bibliography.


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