Brazilica… Liverpool’s Global Collaboration……see, hear, connect….What’s on this weekend?
Brilliant weekend ahead with the Brazilica festivities still riding high with some fantastic venues lined up to impress.
Now in its sixth year, Brazilica remains the UK’s only Brazilian Festival and Samba Carnival-yet again, we’re one step ahead of the rest of the country.
After a week of food, dance, film, exhibitions and music, the 19th July will see a grand finale with the exciting Carnival and Parade day events ploughing through our city.
Williamson Square will host the main stage and exotic Brazilian market place with the streets lit up until 8pm with a magical night-time carnival parade.
Sample a wide range of traditional dishes and enjoy the atmosphere right in the heart of Liverpool.
The night-time carnival parade is the star of the show and the jewel in the crown, the showstopper of the summer!!!!!
World-class samba performers will be ready to descend upon Liverpool again in their masses with a glittering showcase of eye-catching costumes and spectacular floats that will wind their way through the streets of the city to the irresistible sounds of samba.
Follow them from 8pm- Williamson Square, Bold Street, Hardman Street, Hope Street, Oxford Street, to Abercromby Square.
The main stage at Williamson Square will have live bands such as Fabio Allman, Pepe Barcellos JP Courtney, Ziriguidum, and Marissa, a bossa nova band that opens the festival with its classics, original and nu bossa styles.
If you’re looking for a plan, then venture like me on a Saturday afternoon, into the Kazimier Garden from 2pm till late when they will be serving up great music, caipirinhas and a mean Brazilian barbecue. It’s got to be the best place in town to chill out, enjoy music and to bring the family.
The official closing party will be held at the Kazimier till late, between 10pm and 3am when, according to the bar staff yesterday, it’s going to be full of surprises.
see updated guides on http://www.brazilicafestival.com
Street soccer returns to the city centre with the best three-a-side street soccer teams playing against each other in the finals for the Brazilica Street Soccer 2014 trophy!
If you want music as well then it can be sampled close to the action on the ‘Everton in the Community’ Stage on Church Street.
Finally, if I’m not downing caipirinhas, I’ll be visiting the Southport Flower Show at Chavasse Park, which has the theme this year of all things Brazil! Don’t miss this year’s promotion of the show with beautiful displays inspired by Brazil, and supported by pop-up performances from samba bands and dancers.
Last Saturday was one of the best street carnivals I’ve seen, so lets support this final farewell and give a big thankyou to all the performers from the city and all over the world, performers who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make Brazilia happen.
Brazilica is just one of many examples of how Liverpool does culture like no other city and better still, it’s free.
There’s no excuse for not getting into town and treating your eyes and ears to the fantastic work of the Liverpool Carnival Company.
Have a fantastic time and see you in the Kazimier Garden.