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Amazônia: Late

Join us for an adults-only after-hours evening inspired by Amazônia, Sebastião Salgado's breathtaking photography exhibition.

Celebrate the Amazon region and get a flavour of its culture with an evening filled with creative activities, interactive demos, music and special events. Learn more about the amazing biome of Amazonia and find out how scientists are tackling the challenges that face this immense ecosystem and the impact this has on the people who live there today. 

Many of the evening's activities have been developed in partnership with Festival Brazil Footprint 00. Highlights of this part of the programme include: 

  • The UK premier of THEMÔNIAS, a series of four short films that bring together scenes of the exaltation of the Amazonian LGBTQIA+ aesthetic and their use of words from the region's pajubá language, affirming the importance of the powerful movement from the northern region of Brazil. The screening will also include a pre-recorded introduction by the director, Rafael BQueer.   
  • A display of personal objects, crafts and contemporary sustainable designs made in the region, all of which highlight the importance of 'making' within spiritual and economic prosperity. 
  • A stunning piece of contemporary art, Itu nai anya arimikane (translated as 'The forest is our future/The trees that make us grow', created by a collective of Tiriyó, Katxuyana, Txikiyana Women (AMITIKATXI). 
  • Amazônia Mapping, a newly commissioned audio-visual artwork created by Roberta Carvalho, an audio-visual artist from Belem and Artistic Director of the Festival, created in collaboration with artists from the Amazônia mapping festival. 

Plus, you’ll be able to speak to world-leading experts from the University of Salford and discover how The European Space Agency 'take the pulse of the planet' from space, using satellite technology used to track forest biomass and illustrate the changes taking place across Amazonia. Try some of the delicious flavours of the Amazon Rainforest with MetMunch and dance along to live music with Tocha, a Peruvian-born musician.  

Amazônia will also be open throughout the evening. Feel immersed in the Amazon Rainforest with Sebastião Salgado's incredible collection of powerful black-and-white photographs, accompanied by a soundtrack evoking the sounds of the forest by renowned composer Jean-Michel Jarre. Make sure you add a free ticket to see the exhibition when you book your ticket for the Late.  

Full programme will be announced soon.  

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Brazil Footprint 00 is a collectively curated platform for the promotion and support of Brazilian ecologically minded, decolonial and intersectional art practices in the UK. Founded in 2021 by Francesca Laura Cavallo, their annual festival is organised by the Centre of Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies in collaboration with Vanessa Gabriel-Robinson and Ana Didonet.

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