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

Finance minister Levy in London

Brazil's finance minister Joaquim Levy was in London on 12 and 13 May. He addressed investors in the City and was given the honour of opening trading at the London Stock Exchange (pictured). He also made a speech at the annual 'Personality of the Year' award ceremony organised by the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, and held a press conference at the Embassy.
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Brazil in the British press

Brazil's Levy says sees temporary slowdown, fiscal discipline essential - Reuters UK
Brazil infrastructure concessions don't need sweeteners: minister - Reuters UK
Brazil beef industry pledges cut Amazon deforestation rate in half - The Guardian
China to invest $50bn in Brazil infrastructure - BBC News
Helping more Brazilian women feel beautiful - BBC News
Canadian mining company spied on opponents and activists in Brazil - The Guardian
Financial Times Special Report on Brazil

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

Book of the month

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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon
Thames and Hudson Ltd / 2015 / Hardback / 368 pp
Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago. This book is the first to combine all three young men's experiences of the Amazon, drawing heavily on their own letters and books. All three explored an unknown river and had many thrilling adventures: violent attacks of malaria, fearful rapids, murder attempts, encounters with newly contacted indigenous peoples, shipwrecks, and many other hardships. Amazon UK | Foyles | Waterstones

Internet radio: The Brazilian Hour

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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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