“A milestone in the promotion of Brazilian culture in the United Kingdom”
– Roberto Jaguaribe, Brazilian Ambassador to the UK
The second FlipSide Festival took place at Snape Maltings, the glorious home of Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk, over the first weekend of October 2014.
Again the focus was on Brazilian culture. Literature, art, music, food and drink, children's events, dance, cooking demonstrations, capoeira and football were all celebrated in a weekend of total immersion for all the family.
We welcomed Street Child World Cup, the global movement for the protection of children, who took part in the first Snape Maltings World Cup football match, while Urban Ritual conducted 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, were served up, and a wide range of children's events offered art and music and meet-the-author sessions for all ages.
An exhibition of wonderful Brazilian art was on display from Escala, the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America. And music once again played a leading part in the festival, with choro and forró bands performing throughout the two days, and two special musical evenings.
Join us in 2015 and take a walk on the FlipSide