ANGLO -BRAZILIAN SOCIETY / ANGLO-PORTUGUESE SOCIETY
JOINT SOCIETIES CHRISTMAS AND YEAR END RECEPTION – 2 DECEMBER 2019
A very special evening took place at the residence of the Portuguese Ambassador, to London, HE Manuel Lobo Antunes, on Monday 2 December as the Anglo-Brazilian Society and The Anglo-Portuguese Society joined forces to celebrate Christmas and the year end in style. A great way to start the Festive season.
Thank you to Beth Kress for capturing some of the event for us in pictures. Thank you to Sandro Carito and her team from the APS for inviting the ABS to join them; to the members of the Embassy of Brazil in London and Brazilian Chamber of Commerce for joining the APS, ABS and their colleagues from the Portuguese Embassy for the evening; to our fantastic Chef Luciana Berry, her barmen and the team from the Ambassador’s residence in producing the fantastic spread that offered the tastes and flavours of Portugal and Brazil; to Aleh Ferreira for his musical talent and bossa nova; to the board of the Anglo-Brazilian Society for helping it all happen; and to the many, many people, members and guests, who came along and supported the event and made the evening so very special.
Obrigado a todos.
“PEOPLE OF THE RAINFOREST. THE VILLAS BOAS BROTHERS, EXPLORERS AND HUMANITARIANS OF THE AMAZON”
Long time Anglo-Brazilian Society member, Dr John Hemming, has a new book out, “People of the Rainforest. The Villas Boas Brothers, Explorers and Humanitarians of the Amazon”.
Dr Hemming is former Director of the Royal Geographical Society, and has himself explored extensively in Amazonia, been with many indigenous peoples (including four first contacts), and written books about them and the Incas. Both Brazil and Peru have awarded him high honours for his environmental work in their countries.
The three Villas Boas brothers were dashing young Brazilians who became their country’s most famous explorers, by leading a series of spectacular expeditions into unknown Amazon rain forests. The brothers encountered a series of admirable indigenous tribes and devoted the rest of their lives to helping these handsome people. The brothers made first contacts with five tribes, in dangerous and very tough expeditions.
The book is available in all good book stores or through the Amazon and Waterstones web sites.
SPIRIT OF THE AMAZON – 13-17 NOVEMBER 2019
The Gallery @ Oxo (Oxo Tower Wharf) in London was the host from 13 to 17 November for the exhibition and book launch of Sue and Patrick Cunningham’s “Spirit of the Amazon”. The exhibition was free and Sue and Patrick were there every day to enhance the experience. If you did not get to the exhibition, you can buy the book on line from Amazon or Waterstones.
Anglo Portuguese Society – Concert – 12 November 2019
Our friends at The Anglo-Portuguese Society are holding a special concert on Tuesday, 12 November at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, affectionately known as the “actors’ church”. The evening promises a celebration of cross-continental classical music through the ages with Portugal’s Luís Peças and Brazil’s João Paulo Ferreira, performing with the Filipino-American pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion. Tickets are just £20, or £15 if you are a member of the ABS. Members should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code.
ABS Christmas Gala Dinner 2018
On 30 November 2018 the Anglo Brazilian Society held a Christmas Gala Dinner in the Sala Brazil of the Brazilian Embassy in London. What a glorious night!
Our Gala Dinner Party was a tremendous success thanks to the talented chef Luciana Berry and her best Brazilian gala dishes!
An enormous thanks to Earl Okin for his remarkable introduction of the gracious singer Celeste, delivering the most passionate concert of the year. Thanks again Celeste for the show! www.celestemusic.it
Many thanks to Roberta Reis for producing this memorable event with such dedication as well as Antonio Grier, David Ferrari and the waiters for their work. And a massive shout to Graça Fish! As without her love and enthusiasm and more importantly her work we would not have had that night happening the way it did.
Photos by Beth Kress Photography pics so we can share the best clicks of the night.
A very big THANKS to ChairHire for sponsoring us. We couldn’t be happier with such professionalism and quality of their work and first and foremost for their help!
The Anglo-Brazilian Society wants to wish all our guests a verry Merry Christmas and our best wishes for 2019!
Thank you again for being part of the Anglo-Brazilian Society.
Farewell dinner for Eduardo dos Santos the Brazilian Ambassador and the Honorary President of the society.
On 24 July 2018 the Anglo Brazilian Society hosted a farewell dinner for Eduardo dos Santos the Brazilian Ambassador and the Honorary President of the society. During his time as Honorary President, Eduardo dos Santos played an integral part in the society through the relationship with the Brazilian Embassy as well as his personal support during our events.
The farewell dinner was held at the exclusive Mosimann’s Restaurant and was attended by members of the board and members of ABS. Our vice-chair Graça Fish gave a speech on behalf of the society to thank him for all his support and dedication throughout his time with the society.
World Cup themed “Caipirinha Party”
On 22 June 2018 the Anglo Brazilian Society hosted a World Cup themed “Caipirinha Party” with Caco Barros.
“The Art of Diplomacy” exhibition.
On 13 June 2018, in partnership with the Cultural Department the ABS members had the honour to be given a guided tour of the Embassy’s “The Art of Diplomacy” exhibition.