13 July 2012

Today sees the launch of Brazilica, the UK's largest samba carnival. The team behind this three day celebration of Brazilian dancing, food and culture is the Liverpool Carnival Company, formed in 2007 by the Liverpool Samba School. After performing at the Millennium Carnival they decided to bring the carnival fun to Liverpool every year!

We have also been getting into the Brazilian spirit here at FACT - our current exhibition The Humble Market: Trade Secrets captures the spirit of Brazil as you take a ride in the carnival taxi which explores the question, 'how Brazilian are you?' We've got some of the fabulous costumes from Brazilica on display in the bar area and from tomorrow you'll be able to make your very own colourful carnival mask in our free workshop sessions.

Workshop sessions will run from 1pm - 4pm in the FACT foyer so come along, say hello and leave with your very own Brazilian mask.