If like us you’d love to go to the World Cup but simply can’t afford it, then if you’re free this Thursday, you’ll probably want to check this out.
To mark the kick off in São Paulo, Trafalgar Square will be hosting BRAZIL DAY, a free festival celebrating Brazil’s culture and its passion for football. The event will include live music, DJs, dance lessons, capoeira and much more. It will climax with the powerful samba drums typical of Rio carnival. A football zone will offer games and activities for all ages, including an inflatable football pitch and a photo-op with a life-size picture of the Brazilian national team. Food stalls available on the day.
Sadly the celebration will not be screening the opening match between Brazil and Croatia, but with the event starting at midday and finishing at 7pm, you’ll have 2 hours to get home or find a pub and create your own atmosphere. If you want to stick with the Brazilian theme however, Rich Mix in Shoreditch has it’s own Joga Bola cultural festival which is also showing all the games up to and including Saturday 14th when England will be playing Italy.
Oh and if you’re wondering if it’s going to be any good, BRAZIL DAY is brought to you by Brazil’s Ministry of Sport, Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of Brazil in London and is also supported by the Mayor of London. I think between them they’ll be able to put on a pretty good party.