The city of Rio is hosting the next Summer Games in 2016, so Casa Brasil will see Brazil showing off its best at this London 2012 Olympic attraction. We’ll be live-blogging updates from the site, plus we’ve got all the essential information for you to plan your visit below:
Saturday, 11 August
18:45 It’s a decent crowd down here at the Brazil House, where there is currently a concert with Naurea, which is then followed by Joao Brasil.
Speaking to some Brazilians amongst the crowd, they are determined to have a good night despite Brazil losing the gold medal match to Mexico in the football earlier.
Friday, 3 August
14:35 The sun is shining here in the courtyard of Somerset House and there’s plenty of children having a great time in the fountains. Nowhere here to watch the Games, though.
14:28 There is a great paragliding simulator here, which simulates a glide over Brazil. And if that’s not enough for you you can always get some satisfaction over at the Rolling Stones photo exhibition at Somerset House.
14:14 It’s busy at Casa Brasil, as the crowds enjoy the sun here at Somerset House. No queues to get in, though, and free admission.
Tuesday, 31 July
17:00 See some great Brazilian art at the Embankment Galleries. Well worth a look and will be on display during the duration of the Games.
16:32 There is also an opportunity to hear some local Brazilian artists perform on stage at Somerset House tonight starting at 6:30pm. The full line-up is: Allyrio Mello & DJ Limao 6:30 – 7, Kita Steuer & Sambasoul Transatlantica 7 – 8, John Armstrong 8 – 8:30, Rhythms of the City 8:30 – 9:30, John Armstrong 9:30 – 10
16:15 Its your last chance to catch the film festival at the Brazilian House at Somerset House. Unfortunately I missed the 4pm showing as you have to book your ticket an hour in advance. Tickets are free though and the next showing is at 6:30pm, so get your ticket booked ASAP if you want to find out more about the Brazilian film scene. Whilst your there you can also take in the Rio paragliding exhibition.
Where is it: Somerset House, Strand
Nearest tube: Temple Station
Hours: Most events from 10am to 9pm, musical performances from 7pm to 10pm.
Watching the Games: It is unclear whether the Games will be shown at this venue.
Highlights: Showcasing 12 feature films and 20 short films that will be seen for the first time in London. A paraglider flight simulation over Rio de Janeiro. DJ sets and a chance to sample some fine Brazilian cuisine
Restrictions: Tickets will be allocated for events such as the film festival, so numbers may be limited.