Previous Events

Brazil at the Rugby League World Cup – 15 October – 19 November 2022

In October and November 2022, after a twelve month delay, Brazil participated in the 6th women’s Rugby League World Cup which was being hosted in England. Brazil is the first Latin American team to qualify for the finals and played its group games in Leeds and Hull. In its group Brazil had to play England, Papua New Guinea and Canada, and the game against England was the tournament’s opening match of the women’s tournament on 1 November 2022. Brazil lost to England 72-4; to Papua New Guinea 70-0;  and to Canada 22-16. More details of the tournament at: ______________________________________________

200th Anniversary of Brazilian independence  – 7 September 2022

On 7 September 2022 Brazil celebrated the 200th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Portugal on 7 September 1822. ______________________________________________


The Brazilian Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Reception too place on 1 December 2021 at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JP. ______________________________________________


 Our friends at the Anglo-Latin American Foundation (ALAF) presented a magical evening of favourite Christmas Carols in aid of the most disadvantaged children in Latin America. “Christmas Carol Service 2021 – A Night to Remember” took place on Wednesday, 1 December at St James’ Roman Catholic Church Spanish Place (22 George Street, London W1U 3QY).  All the proceeds went towards ALAF’s projects in Latin America to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged children and their communities. ______________________________________________


A real treat for lovers of Brazilian cuisine. Mortimer House in London welcomed in February 2020 the acclaimed Brazilian chef and MasterChef Professionals finalist (as well as ABS Trustee), Chef Luciana Berry, for the first of the club’s Guest Chef Residency of 2020. Luciana cooked in the Living Room & Den, located on the 5th floor of the club where she brought Brazil to London’s Fitzrovia, with a six course menu that guided diners through the bold flavours, techniques and heritage of Brazilian cooking.  It was a real treat ______________________________________________

Cesar Camargo Mariano – Cadogan Hall – 6 February 2020

The great Cesar Cargo Mariano headlined a charity concert  on Thursday, 6 February 2020 to raise funds for TUCCA Music for Cure and CARF UK. The concert – ‘Joined’ – was a unique collaboration between popular and classical artists conceived and led by Cesar Camargo Mariano who brought his Brazilian quartet (piano, bass, drums and guitar) to London and was accompanied by outstanding classical musicians and soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra including Walter Seyfarth (clarinet), Rüdiger Liebermann (violin) and Egor Egorkin (flute). Integrating bossa-jazz and classical styles, performed by musicians established and erudite in both genres, the collaboration received critical acclaim earning them a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Instrumental Album’ (Latin Grammy, 2016). _______________________________________ 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. _______________________________________


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. _______________________________________


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 held a special concert on Tuesday, 12 November at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, affectionately known as the “actors’ church”. The evening was 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. ______________________________________________

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!

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.

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