Upcoming events

Carnaval 2017 Opening Party -May 27th


Ivan Lins - Ronnie Scott's - May 29th

Line-up confirmed: IVAN LINS - keys, vocals; CLAUDIO CESAR RIBEIRO - guitar; NEMA ANTUNES - bass; CHRIS WELLS - perc/drums


Monday 29th May 2017
Tuesday 30th May 2017

Doors open time

First House

Ticket Prices:

£35.00 - £50.00

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Renowned as a carioca songwriter, vocalist, and pianist, Ivan Lins recorded several albums for EMI Brasil and Reprise, as well as writing Brazilian standards. Born in 1945, Lins came to fame in Brazil in 1970 when Elis Regina recorded his song "Magdalena" for a hit. His worldwide debut, A Noite, appeared in 1979. Lins' most famous composition, "Love Dance" ("Lembrança"), has been recorded by dozens of jazz artists, including Kenny Burrell, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, Mark Murphy, George Benson, Diane Schuur, and James Blood Ulmer. Other noted songs by Lins ("The Island," "Comecar de Novo," "Dona Palmeira," "Nocturna") have been recorded by artists including Airto Moreira, Herbie Mann, and Terence Blanchard.

Book Launch - Being a Capoeirista - June 2nd

Capoeira Counter-master Jarrão is launching the English version of Being a Capoeirista, a book that narrates his experience as a capoeira practitioner and teacher, working with capoeira as a social action tool. In this book he discusses the political, ethical and aesthetic dimensions of this uniquely Brazilian martial art, which combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music.

The work is beautifully illustrated with exclusive paintings by Zé Darci and has been translated into English by Sheila Hicks Balgobin.

As part of the launch, Counter-master Jarrão will be holding a conversation with Masters Marquinho Brasil, Carlos and Velho José, to be followed by a Capoeira Roda (or 'show') formed by the aforementioned masters plus the guest capoeiristas.*

* (Masters Andorinha, Pastel, Pitanga, Ponciano and Valdir; Counter-masters Anjo, Negoteta and Sanhaço; capoeira teachers Carcará, Tony and Pedra; and capoeira instructor Gira).


Amalá Dining - June 3rd

At the AMALÁ supper club, chefs Luciana Berry and Julio Ketteley will introduce you to modern Brazilian cuisine through a 6-course journey.
Native ingredients will be impeccably showcased, combined, transformed and enhanced, and traditional recipes creatively reinvented into a unique, memorable and exquisite dining experience.
Luciana and Julio will present their own interpretation of Brazil's extensive range of local cuisines, each intrinsically epitomizing the multitude of origins, accents and faiths of the Brazilian people.

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One Look in a Thousand Faces - June 6th

Curated by Rogerio Ghesti
GALLERY 32 | 6th JUNE 2017 | 6:30PM - 9PM
In “One Look in a Thousand Faces”, the visual artist Sergio Francisco Rolim invites us to go on a journey through an imaginary world in which human figures, masks and portraits create a special setting for scenes from daily life. Inspired by the artist's critical perception of the world, the works reveal nuanced aspects of past or even imagined experiences.

The layers of paint build up elaborate scenes using strong colours and intricate textures. A subtle and, at the same time, suggestive craft, provoking questions in the viewers about human relations in diverse social contexts.

Sergio’s technique  is characterized by the spontaneity of his brushstrokes. His work is original, privileging sensibility, attention to detail and the delicateness typical of paintings elaborated in oil on canvas.

Sergio Rolim is originally from Caxambu and has spent part of his childhood in the city of Chapeco, in the State of Santa Catarina. Since the 70s he has been based in Curitiba where he created most of his artistic work. In addition to countless exhibitions throughout Brazil, Sergio has also participated in important collective exhibitions in New York, Paris and Cannes.


ALAF Summer Party - June 15th

ALAF will be arranging a Summer Party on Thursday 15 June at the Regional Rotary HQ at York Gate.
If you wish to come, please make a transfer of £20 per ticket to the ALAF bank account at Lloyds. Sorting code 30 98 63 and account 22757968. Please also send an e mail to the Secretary, Gillian Graham, saying you have made the transfer and giving details of the names of those for who the transfer has been made.
Numbers are rather limited, so it will be first come first served and it is important that Gillian has names for the list. The donation is to cover the costs of food and beverages and to raise money for those children affected by El Nino.
ALAF Summer Party