In anticipation of this year’s carnival celebrations, Friday Late at the V&A are bringing the heat of Brazil to dreary London on January 27. The evening will showcase the very best of Brazilian design and visual culture, with music and performance, installations, talks, workshops and films. João Brasil will be spinning some contemporary Brazilian tunes and a Samba flash mob will storm the usually hushed halls of the museum. Installations include ‘Free Advice’, where visitors are invited to share their problems and receive a special hand-typed Brazilian ‘prescription’ for their troubles (in the form of a Bossa Nova song lyric or poem). Have a game of Super Pong or Brazilian table football, take in talks on Brazilian music and architecture or pick up a prop and become a Brazilian soap star. If you fancy something a bit more relaxing, screenings of ‘Graffiti Fine Art’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Waste Land’ will also be taking place.
For info, see vam.ac.uk.