Capitolina Book's launch
Feijoada (black beans stew) with smoked sausage and cured meat, served with rice, farofa (fried cassava flour) and kale
Capitu & Bentinho
Gin & Tonic cocktails
Swedish jazz singer Cecilia Stalin
The Baldwin gallery, home of Dennison Smith, founder, and exhibition and events space. The Baldwin creates dialogue between cultures, nature and art. Representing contemporary artists and specialising in Canadian First Nations art and international environmental art, they curate, procure and consult for museums, cultural institutions, arts organizations and collectors in the UK and abroad.
Capitolina Books (founded by author Nara Vidal) is an online bookshop which stocks some some of the best Brazilian literature Brazil has to offer.
An evening of sensory delight! We threw an intimate dinner party to launch award winning Brazilian author Nara Vidal’s new online bookshop Capitolina Books.
Food and drinks were provided by Janaína Campoy, a passionate cook and cocktail expert. She designed a menu based on Dom Casmurro, a classical Brazilian novel written by iconic author Machado de Assis, a reference that inspired Capitolina Books name. The nights programme included readings by authors whose books are available at Capitolina Books and a live performance by the acclaimed London based Swedish singer Cecilia Stalin – sold out at Ronnie Scott’s – and founder of The Fika Session.
The event was a great networking opportunity for authors and readers to exchange ideas and support each other, and the artwork at The Baldwin gallery was a great conversation starter.
A truly Brazilian event exceeding expectations with great turn-out and vibrant atmosphere
Music and reading