“A milestone in the promotion of Brazilian culture in the United Kingdom”
– Roberto Jaguaribe, Brazilian Ambassador to the UK
The second FlipSide Festival will take place at Snape Maltings, the glorious home of Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk, over the first weekend of October 2014.
This year the focus is again on Brazilian culture. Literature, art, music, food and drink, children's events, dance, cooking demonstrations, capoeira and football will all be celebrated in a weekend of total immersion for all the family.
October 5th is the day of the Brazilian Presidential Election, and a panel of eminent Brazilian experts will debate the state of play in the ever-changing political scene in South America's no longer sleeping giant.
Street Child World Cup, the global movement for the protection of children, will take part in the first Snape Maltings World Cup football match, while Urban Ritual will conduct capoeira workshops and demonstrations. Caipirinhas and fabulous Brazilian street food, including giant barbecue skewers cooked over a custom-made grill with street food classics and zingy sides, will be served by the popular Cabana restaurant chain, and a wide range of children's events will offer art and music and meet-the-author sessions for all ages.
An exhibition of wonderful Brazilian art will be on display from Escala, the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America. And music will once again play a leading part in the festival, with choro and forró bands performing throughout the two days, and two special musical evenings.
Throughout the weekend a Brazilian street market will offer delicious street food, drink, crafts, art work and many other attractions on tempting stalls for young and old.
Take a walk on the FlipSide