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Guanabara welcomes Brazil’s Rio Carnival to London

Guanabara welcomes Brazil’s Rio Carnival to London Last year Guanabara’s popularity reached record levels during the Brazilian World Cup football celebrations.

This February, the vibrant colours, tantalising tastes and energetic sounds of Rio Carnival will come to Guanabara, London’s most popular Brazilian venue, for seven days of non-stop celebrations.

Kicking off on Wednesday February 11th 2015, Guanabara will host a variety of events, from exciting circus acts and award winning samba dancers, to live Brazilian bands and theatrical masked parties, ensuring a diverse week full of non-stop entertainment.

Situated in the heart of Covent Garden, Guanabara is a well-established and highly popular venue, responsible for bringing Brazil to Drury Lane.

With ten years of experience under its belt, this 600 capacity venue, with its trademark circular stage and dance floor, has undeniably become London’s finest purveyor in Brazilian culture.

With mesmerising performances, mouth-watering Brazilian street food and the best rum cocktails in town, Guanabara will be the place to be to join in with this world famous event.

Throughout the week, chef Leandro de Oliveira will offer a special menu of carnival favourites, with the menu focusing on a selection of popular Brazilian street food dishes.

Guanabara is renowned for their Caipirinhas, and this year they will be offering the ultimate Caipirinha cocktail, ensuring thirsty guests will not be disappointed.

Throughout the week guests can expect sequin clad Samba dancers, agile capoeira performers and incredible costumes that are sure to amaze.

The week’s festivities include; The Carnival Parade on Thursday February 12th, featuring the fantastic London School of Samba show, and a masked ball on the Saturday 14th February where revellers can really get into the party spirit, wear their finest headdresses and douse themselves in glitter and body paint.

The festivities will end on a high with authentic Rio style celebrations for a huge closing party, featuring live band So Kem Eh, who will perform their classic Samba repertoire and some of the very best Baile Funk.

For more information head over to the official website.

Take a look below for a selection of images from the event