Embassy of Brazil in London

Eleições Presidenciais 2014

O Consulado-Geral do Brasil em Londres preparou uma lista com perguntas e respostas frequentes sobre as eleições Presidenciais de 2014, com o objetivo de tirar as dúvidas dos eleitores brasileiros que vivem no Reino Unido. Clique aqui.

City Visions: Film and the Urban Life Experience

5 October 2014
Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

A season of films, talks and debates, exploring the ways in which cinema has engaged with the phenomenon of the modern city and the experience of urban life. Brazilian Film Screenings on 5 October include: Precise Poetry | Lina Bo Bardi’s Architecture, São Paulo, A Metropolitan Symphony, Oscar Niemeyer – Life is a Breath of Air, Neighbouring Sounds.

Exhibition - Sir Benjamin Stone: Observations in Brazil, 1893

12 Sep - 7 Nov 2014
11am - 5pm (weekdays)
Embassy of Brazil
14-16 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5BL

The Embassy of Brazil and Lucid-ly Productions are delighted to present a rare collection of 50 photographs by Sir Benjamin Stone. Part of the Library of Birmingham Archive, this unpublished collection will be on public display for the first time from 12 September at the Embassy of Brazil. Curated by Rodrigo Orrantia and Pete James from the Stone archive at the Library of Birmingham, the photographs were taken during a Royal Astronomical Society expedition set out to observe a full solar eclipse in the Brazilian Amazon in 1893. Stone also documented his journey by sea to Brazil, photographing the people and places he discovered upon arrival. Read more

Volunteering at the Rio 2016 Olympics

From 28 August 2014 the organizers of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be accepting applications from prospective volunteers of all nationalities. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old by May 2016.
Click here for further information

Brazil in the British press

Brazil election poll shows very tight presidential race - Reuters UK
São Paulo biennial: radical art and the struggle for survival - The Guardian
Playgrounds for senior citizens in Brazil - BBC News
Silva's tale of transformation is personal and political - Financial Times
Brazil builds giant Amazon observation tower - BBC News
Brazilian baby registered with three parents - BBC News

Looking back at the World Cup

Ambassador Jaguaribe
In an article about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe argues that the event deserves to be considered a great success. Among other factors, Brazil's infrastructure, including the twelve stadiums and the national transport network, coped very well; a record number of tickets were sold, meaning the stadiums were generally full; and the Brazilian population, together with the huge numbers of foreign fans, combined to create a warm and enthusiastic atmosphere around the whole event - as emphasised by most of the British football journalists who were there (see also 'Brazil in the British Press', below).

President Rousseff interview

President Dilma Rousseff gave an interview to the international media this week. In a long conversation with CNN's Christiane Amanpour she spoke about the possible repercussions of Brazil's heavy defeat to Germany in the World Cup; the success of the tournament as a whole; the issues raised by the anti-World Cup protests; the most important challenges facing Brazil in the coming years; and her personal recollections of struggle against Brazil's military dictatorship in the 1970s.
Watch the interview (in three parts)

'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.

Britain & Brazil: Prospects for Growth

Broadcast on the Business Channel, this 45-minute TV programme describes the opportunities for UK-Brazil trade and investment created by Brazil's rise to become one of the major players in the world economy. It includes interviews with Ambassador Jaguaribe and Lord Green, Minister for UK Trade and Investment.
Watch the programme
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