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Issue:- 10 July 2014

Brazilica - Photos by David Munn

LIVERPOOL'S annual Brazilica festival returns this this week for the start of a fantastic 9 day celebration of Brazilian culture. There will be a fantastic selection of events taking place between 11 July to 18 July 2014, on the build up to the main Carnival Day on Saturday, 19 July 2014.

Kicking off this year's events with a bang on Friday, 11 July 2014, is the Brazilica 2014 Launch Party at 24 Kitchen St, Baltic Quarter. With the best tunes spun by Liverpool's favourite DJ's and the hottest Brazilian samba vibes, expect nothing less than a dance floor extravaganza to mark the start of Brazilica's biggest and brightest carnival spectacular to date!

There will be a Headdress Making Workshop at The International Slavery Museum on 12 July 2014 and 13 July 2014, 1pm to 4pm. This event is free to everyone, so prepare for the carnival by creating your own show stopping headdress and take a peek at the carnival costumes.

Once again a Brazilica film programme will be showing a triple bill of the finest Brazilian films around. On Monday, 14 July 2014, the first movie on the bill will certainly whet audience's appetite; Estomago follows the highs and lows of Raimundo Donato. In the great restaurant of life there are those who eat and those who get eaten, and Raimundo cooks in order to survive his journey from down and out, to celebrated chef, to prison convict. Featured at the 2008 Raindance Festival, do not miss out on this fabulous film which is being screened at The Brink on Parr Street.

Then City of God 10 years later is showing at FACT on Wednesday, 16 July 2014. This documentary re-joins the actors of 2002's Brazilian Crime Drama City of God 10 years after the Oscar nominated movie's release. Find out exactly what came of the stars of the movie and learn of their mixed fortunes over the last decade.

On 17 July 2014, Tropicalia will be shown at The Brink. This powerful documentary from director Mercelo Machado explores the scene and its key players of the Tropicalia movement; born in the late 60's it used music and visual arts as a voice to confront the cultural and political establishment. All films are free to watch so don't miss out on the chance to see these excellent examples of Brazilian film.

Then on Friday, 18 July 2014, Alma De Cuba will host the annual Carnival Queen Competition. The panel of judges will be hard pressed to pick a winner out of some of the UK's best samba dancers who will each showcase their best routine, most dazzling costume, and of course their sparkling personality and energy in the battle for the coveted title of Carnival Queen.

The main Carnival Day on Saturday, 19 July 2014, will see a huge samba band parade travel through the City filling the streets with colour, music and fun. A host of top Brazilian bands and artists will also play throughout the day and for the fourth year running, Williamson Square will host a music stage throughout the day and evening, presented by DJs from 107.6 Juice FM. Revellers will be able to eat, drink and be merry as they experience a great programme of music and samba dancing, with an outdoor 'cocktail shack' and stalls offering the best in Brazilian food.

There will be a wealth of events taking place throughout the day and night throughout the City, celebrating the very best of Brazilian culture. The Latin American food marketplace at Williamson Square where revellers can sample the delights of traditional Latin American food, enjoying a wide variety of dishes and soaking up all the atmosphere in the heart of Liverpool. The Kazimier Garden will also be serving up great music and even greater food at their Brazilian Barbeque from 2pm. Another perfect place to chill out in town, enjoy the music and bring the family.

Brazilica Street Soccer Festival will name the winner of the Brazilica Futsal Finals after the best 3 a side football teams compete against each other in the finals of this Merseyside competition brought to you by Halton Street Soccer and Futsal CIC. The Everton in the Community Stage, will also be bringing more music close to the action from 12pm to 6pm on Church Street.

For all the colour and beauty of Brazil, why not visit the Southport Flower Show Stand in Williamson Square. Beautiful Brazilian inspired displays will be on show, promoting their Brazilian themed Flower Show which takes place later this year. Tickets for this year's Flower Show will also be available to purchase at their stand.

Finally, closing this year's Brazilica, The Kazimier will host the carnival after party on 19 July 2014, from 10pm. With carnival DJ's and a special guest DJ set from Patrick Forge, the samba and Latin House vibes are set to keep crowds partying until 3am. A night set to be full of surprises, make sure and come down and enjoy the great music, dance and performances as we say goodbye to Brazilica for another year.

Tickets for this amazing Brazilica send off are just £5, so be sure to join us for the carnival party of the year!  This year's Brazilica programme truly offers something for everyone; for more information on all of the above events please visit:- 

Working to cut energy bills

THOUSANDS of Liverpool households are being given help to cut their electriCity bills. The scheme operated by Liverpool City Council's Healthy Homes Programme provided 6 months paid work experience and training opportunities to 6 young people who supplied and/or fitted free low energy bulbs in the homes of vulnerable residents.

They also provided a free energy monitoring service which has helped residents to identify any potential opportunities to reduce their energy consumption and so reduce their energy bills.

Now the opportunity is now being repeated for another 6 young people aged 16 to 18 who are not in education, employment or training and live in Liverpool. The programme is due to start in September 2014.

The trainees on the first programme supplied and/or fitted about 2,000 energy efficient light bulbs in residents' homes or gave them out at events, including those run by the Healthy Homes Health Promotion Team, the City Council's Energy Efficiency Team, and other local community events.

In addition they also engaged with social landlords and other agencies, offering the energy efficiency programme to their tenants and clients.

All of the trainees successfully completed a number of training and development courses and they were supported in finding future work with 3, so far, going on to further employment and the others being supported in their efforts in finding future employment.

Cabinet member for Housing, Councillor Ann O'Byrne said:- "This is a great way of helping residents cut their fuel bills or help to get them out of fuel poverty by making small changes in their homes. And it is providing a unique opportunity for young people to get work experience in a growing area of private sector employment and learn many skills that future employers will be looking for. An open day will be held on Monday, 21 July 2014, when more information about the traineeships and programme will be available. To register your interest in attending the open day email:- or telephone:- 0800121 754, giving your name, date of birth, address and telephone number by Friday, 18 July 2014."

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