Brasiliance is an oral history project focusing on the oral histories of Brazilians living in London, who migrated to live or study or as a result of the military coups, between 1960s and 1980s.
Through real-life stories the project aims to break stereotypes of Brazilian identity (i.e; carnival and football) and will look at their contribution to shaping the social, cultural and religious identities of London today.
Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, BRASILIANCE will run in partnership with King’s College London, Regent’s University and University College London.
Through Brasiliance we have delivered school workshops on cultural identity, community workshops and forum meetings to over 500 participants. Brasiliance have also produced London Pathways Book and DVD for Year 8/Year9 teachers and students, 10 oral history interviews which are currently being archived and a new play by Gael Le Cornec, which was funded by the Arts Council of England and presented as a scratch performance. The play received great feedback and we aim to bring it as a full production in the autumn of 2015.
For further information about the project and its outcomes please visit brasiliance.com