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SPOTLIGHT NEWS BULLETIN

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Nº 114 MAY & JUNE 2017


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EDITORIAL

spotlight news bulletin edition

The British Society is preparing for one of the main events of the British community year, the celebration of HBM Queen Elizabeth´s birthday which is being planned for June 20th..SAVE THE DATE. This is one of those occasions where you have the chance to catch up with old friends, and also see what the British Society is doing in its efforts to support the ever diminishing community. Lots of events are on our calendar, but I still note some clashes of events

400 copies A publication directed to members of the Fundação Britânica de Beneficência Editor Derrick Marcus dmarcus@osite.com.br Graphic design project Eólica Graphic design Casamarela Arquitetura e Design Printing Gráfica Forma Certa Proof Reading Alison Steel British Society São Paulo Fundação Britânica de Beneficência Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 741 1st Floor, Brazilian British Centre, Pinheiros 05428-002 São Paulo SP Tel.: +55 (11) 3813 7080 contact@britishsociety.org.br

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I would just like to bring to your attention an extortion racket which seems to have raised its head again. A phone call in the middle of the night to advise you that one of your children/family has been kidnapped . They callers rely on the shock of this call to attempt to obtain ransom money, as the caller puts on a voice that sounds like your child /family. Recently, two of our community received calls on the same night, and I also heard that three different members of a local club also received similar calls. Beware, forewarned is forearmed. In all five cases mentioned , thankfully, the kidnapping was false. Lots of holidays in the month, with the delay in publishing at the printers , so forgive us if we are a little late this month. Derrick Marcus


SASPD – ST.ANDREW SOCIETY PIPES & DRUMS A good impression of our band was formed at the last BURNS SUPPER, hosted by the St. Andrews Society on 18th February at SPAC, Town Centre. This year, we had a super turnout and played to a full house. We were also happy to see new faces from Campinas, who as a group fully support our events, which is fantastic. We are also working hard on our competition sets that we will be playing at the 7th GATHERING OF SOUTH AMERICAN PIPE BANDS , to be held in SANTIAGO , CHILE on 24th, 25th & 26th NOVEMBER 2017 at the Prince of Wales Country Club. We will also be going to MONTEVIDEO on 20th. MAY 2017 competing in the 7th. SHAMROCK CUP, a competition for the best individual Piper playing at the event. We hope to have two of our Pipers competing. This event is being hosted by the RIVERSIDE PIPE BAND of Montevideo and held at the Shannon Pub in Montevideo. Talking about the IRISH, two of our pipers played at various Pubs during the St.Patrick’s week in São Paulo. This is becoming a very well supported event.

St Patrick’s Day

For more information about the Riverside Pipe Band, go to Facebook – Riverside Pipe Band Montevideo and you can see what they are up to ! You can also check out what we are doing on our Facebook page SASPD. Colin Pritchard D/M –SASPD

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BRITISH SOCIETY

How to Donate to Fundação Britânica de Beneficência Visit our new website page on how to donate. We offer different formats, to suit everyone who wants to do good! It is user friendly and easy to follow. Should you prefer, you can also ask for details from our office staff by email (contact@britishsociety.org.br) or by phone (3813 7080).

II – Corporate Donations (Pessoa Jurídica) : Fiscal Incentives to Corporations under the Regime Lucro Real or Corporate Social Responsibility Projects III – Donations in Kind: You can donate Hygiene Products for the assisted elderly IV – Legacy & Bequest Planning: Advice on Succession Planning

I - Individual Donations (Pessoa Física): By Bank trans- V – Volunteering: Donate with your TIME. Come help fer; Paypal; Boleto bancário or Cheque us out in the office or with the elderly.

Call for Social Media Volunteer: British Society São Paulo is seeking a volunteer to feed its Facebook page with Community updates and also to share interesting articles on aging, longevity and all that encompasses the well-being of elderly people. If you are interested, please email contact@britishsociety.org.br or call us on 3813 7080.


BRITISH SOCIETY

If your birthday is missing please let the office know on: contact@britishsociety.org.br or 3813 7080

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CARAJÁS SCOUT GROUP AT THE PAN-AMERICAN JAMBOREE IN ECUADOR

Written by Kim Govier Let’s not forget about all the parties! What South Americans have in common is our unending desire to spread joy… and to be noisy. We sang and danced all six days long and, in addition to the opening and closing ceremonies, there were many other informal celebrations. All were held in The Shell – “La Concha” – including the traditional Brazilian “quadrilha” in which we all took part. The JamCam was coming to an end and, like any other Jamboree, there was that longing in our hearts to just get one more taste of the terrific event. After swapping our last badges and saying goodbye to our new friends, we headed off to Quito to begin our tour. Quito is 2800m above sea level, so our bodies needed some time to adapt to the altitude. We also needed to get used to the cold weather, after spending a week in the heat of Guayaquil. We spent our first day walking around town and then went up in the cable car, where we could see the entire city below us surrounded by mountains. There, with the altitude at 4050m, a few of us had headaches and nausea. The next day we visited Mitad del Mundo, where the Equator cuts through the north of the country. We followed the tradition of putting one leg in each hemisphere, and were shown how water turns in opposite directions on either side. We then headed to

Riobamba, a small town in the Andes. On the way we stopped at Cotopaxi Volcano and climbed to 4800m. As we hiked up it was rainy and very cold: however when we reached the refuge, the sky cleared and it began to snow! The next day we visited another volcano, Chimborazo, and this time we climbed even higher, up to 5040m! The last city we passed through was Cuenca, the touristy one. On the way we stopped at Alausí where we travelled on the Nariz del Diablo train through the mountains. Mother Nature did a great job - the view was breathtaking! We continued on our way and stopped at Ingapirca, the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. We learnt about the history of the Inca and Cañari indigenous people and observed the old rock buildings that are preserved there. Arriving in Cuenca, we were delighted to find many restaurants with a large variety of foods. Up until that point, almost all our meals in Ecuador had consisted of chicken, rice and plátano (banana), and we were eager to finally eat something different. We spent the next day walking around Cuenca, buying souvenirs at markets. In the afternoon of the 8th we headed back to Guayaquil and, on the way, we stopped at Cajas National Park. The view was magnificent and it was a terrific way to end our stay in Ecuador. Early next morning we went to the airport with heavy hearts, ready to go home and rest, although already missing this diverse country we were so lucky to explore.


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CULTURAL SYNOPSIS

Everyone loves a ‘bife a parmegiana’ – a very thin crisp and tender ‘Schnitzel’ covered in melted cheese in a hot tomato sauce. If the plate is ‘enormous’, what a glory! You can have this in the city of Itu, 80km from São Paulo, and people flock to that town on Sundays because of it. Itu is known for the city where everything is big. A tourist attraction, the parmegiana, included!

Estação Mineral da Estrada de Ferro Perus Pirapora at 9:30, 10:40, 11:50 and 13h. Ticket price: R$35,00 (lunch not included).

Pedrinhas Paulista (480km from, and southeast, of São Paulo) is also called ‘Roma de São Paulo’. With its 2.000 inhabitants, the majority descendants of Italian immigrants who came to Brazil in 1952 in a group of 28 families, and built Roman replicas there. On the main square there are statues of Roman centurions, columns, the Italian pine tree and the Loba Capitolina, the female wolf that fed Romulus and Remus. The Train Perus-Pirapora (which goes as far as Cajamar). The friends of the ‘Trem das Onze’ organize a monthly barbecue lunch (costela no fogo de chão) in the woods and offer a train ride and a visit to the eco-museum in Cajamar , all to acquire funds to restore this train and others. Dates and reservation: 44422012 / 973553985 / 948610386. The train leaves from the

Kinema in the Woods is a cinema in the village of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire and has been showing films, all in 3D, since the early 1900s. Programme and tickets can be checked on the internet and gift vouchers for film fans can also be acquired. One may register for show times. Comfortable seats, brilliant view of the screen in a very old setting and much cheaper than high street cinemas in big towns. During the intermission a Compton Kinestra organ rises out of the stage and plays old tunes, or you may visit the movie museum in the foyer and enjoy a drink or popcorn! Besides, there is the wartime and spa history of Woodhall Spa. A Man Called Ove, a bestseller by the Swedish writer, Fredrick Backman (35) whose books have been translated into 25 languages. It’s a story about a grumpy old widower, who learns from a young immigrant mother that life is made up of relationships which one has to cherish to remain happy in one’s old age. Maybe it’s true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, spread out – Phyllis Diller. Christina Thornton


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ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION

Cultura Inglesa São Paulo is pleased to announce that our student, Pedro Pendeza Anitelle, from the Santo Andre branch, won the National chapter of the International Public Speaking Competition of the English Speaking Union (ESU). The National Finals took place in Belo Horizonte on April 6th. Not only was Pedro chosen as winner by the adjudicators Thomas Nemes (British Consul in BH), Maria de Fátima Penna (Oral Examiner, Trainer and Coordinator) and Maria Aparecida Pajuada (vice-president ESU Brazil), but also chosen unanimously by the public who gave him the ‘Audience’s choice prize’. Pedro is flying to London for the International finals accompanied by his teacher and coach, Renato Tomé. The IPSC programme will run from Monday 8 May to Friday 12 May 2017.

The IPSC, now in its 37th year, is the largest public speaking competition in the world. Administered by the International department at Dartmouth House, the IPSC involves 600,000 students in over 50 countries. This year’s theme for the prepared speech heats of the international competition was “To define is to limit”. Those advancing to the IPSC final will be asked to give the speech on “Peace is not an absence of war”. According to Pedro, his goal is to be the first Brazilian to get past the preliminary phase in Dartmouth House. We all wish him the best of luck! Anamaria Pelegrini, President ESU São Paulo chapter


ASSOCIAÇÃO DE AMPARO AOS ANIMAIS One of the most difficult decisions pet owners have to face, when their dear four-footed friends are old and failing, is how much to treat and care for them. The lucky ones just don´t wake up one day. We mourn them, remember them fondly, and are secretly relieved that the problem has been solved. But how to handle a health problem that requires treatment? Because we care, we keep trying to relieve their discomfort, enduring to all kinds of trouble and emotional stress in order not to abandon them, but no treatment is comfortable, and the taking and fetching, waiting your turn, getting them into and out of the car, can be painful and distressing. I do believe that when your pet is most needy of your love and affection is when they are sick. Just like people. In the Winter 2017 issue of “Good Medicine”, from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, I found the following: “Compassion is the most fundamental value, not only in medical practice, but also in our day-to-day lives. If compassion were truly put to work – if it were learned and practiced in every aspect of life – our world would

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be very different indeed. The Art of Compassion Award recognizes individuals who exemplify compassion to an extraordinary degree and work to extend this value as broadly as possible. The Art of Compassion Award medal carries the image of Hippocrates, the Greek physician born in 460 B.C. “Although he is best known for the Hippocratic Oath by all new physicians, his most enduring words were: “First, do no harm”. Hippocrates´principles called for a broadly compassionate outlook, including both humans and animals. He wrote, “The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.” We shall not discuss here whether animals have a soul. I believe that they have all the senses and emotions that humans have, that they can show this each in their own way, and they try to communicate these feelings as best they can. Jeremy Bentham said it best: Animals cannot speak, but they can suffer. As a possible guide to think about your pet: try to imagine what is the kindest thing you can do for him/her, and then have the courage to do it. Lula May Reed

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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION or their dependants who needed it. The Treasurer’s report demonstrated a surplus for the first time in a number of years due to the increase in investment income and a one-off payment. The churrascos showed a reduced, but respectable return.

The Royal British Legion - São Paulo Branch Annual General Meeting was held on 21st. February 2017 at the São Paulo Athletic Club in Santo Amaro. The members present elected for 2017 the committee as below:

Our Membership Report showed that our numbers were slightly down at 104 members with new Associate members almost making up for those we lost. Please note membership is open to everyone and, if anyone is interested in joining, please contact any of the committee members or contact us via the BSSP.

President Paul McMahon Paul McMahon President Vice-President Alasdair R. Kerr OBE Hon. Treasurer Lyndon L. Johnson GOLF ACTIVITIES Hon. Secretary Andrew G. Macdonald OBE Members: Tommi Ahlgrimm Our first tournament of the year was held on Wednes Robert G. Beer day of this week. I am sure there was a bright blue sky Alastair H. Steel and warm sunshine somewhere in Brazil on that day, Michael R.V. Wyles but not at Guarapiranga. It was wet and overcast. Ex Bonnie M. Ford cellent (English) weather for golf. Mercifully, although Tommi Ahlgrimm the heavens really opened around 7.30am., as we were Ex officio Derek T. Barnes BEM arriving, by the time we teed off it had eased and we managed to avoid potential downpours. The President’s report summarized the previous year’s activities as comprising the organization of the Remem- My thanks to the sixteen stalwart members of the Legion brance Service on Sunday 6th November 2016, two who played. It was lovely that Brian Sinclair came up as churrascos, one members lunch, five golf tournaments usual from Guaruja and he was kind enough to bring and our presence at various events of the Brazilian, two additional prizes with him. We also welcomed two French and American service/consulate communities Kiwi guests of Sam, Stuart and Mark. to mark commemorative dates relating to their armed forces/Armistice services. We had one special event I would like to say that the wet and damp conditions in June 2016 that was the Patrons lunch for HM Queen contributed to the rather mediocre level of golf - speakElizabeth 90th Birthday honouring Her Majesty’s ded- ing just for myself, of course - but Guarapiranga is alicated service as patron of The Royal British Legion. ways in good condition and there were no excuses; the This was a special lunch provided by Beebys Gourmet greens were immaculate, the fairways wide and inviting with the support of Cultura Inglesa. and generally the course was in excellent shape, despite the recent rain. Beautiful toucans were in the trees on The Legion has kept in regular contact with the more the 9th hole, cheering us on, the fish were enjoying elderly of its members and continues to provide an their usual ball feast on the watery par threes, (I conincreasing amount of financial assistance to members tributed two) and the locals appeared tolerant of our


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presence. We were a little quieter than usual, without the presence of certain (unnamed) members.

lem was that this advice was given just as his playing partner was in the middle of his backswing - he subsequently hit a wonderful shot straight into said lake. There were other as-

It often happens that ‘local knowledge’ counts for much, but this mustn’t detract from the plaudits that are due to Peter Wilson for emerging as champion on the day. Stuart Duncan pushed him hard, but Peter was both a wonderful host and a worthy recipient of the Cup. Our thanks to him for again organising an excellent day at his Club. Stuart did get in the money by winning the ‘nearest the pin’ competition, although he grumbled, as usual, that his ball wasn’t closer to the flag. Franz hit one of his legendary drives to pick up the longest drive prize on the 18th hole - a just reward for the Treasurer of the day, (thanks for that). John McNaughton, sporting rather fancy headgear,did manage to score some Stableford points, but he claims this surprised even himself, let alone others. The abacaxi prize was awarded by the Captain to the Captain, for various misdemeanors, including a (false) accusation of gamesmanship. He (very helpfully) pointed to the fact that there is some water on the left of the 10th fairway; the prob-

sorted faux pas (is that plural, Daniel?)committed by the debutant Captain, which will remain unrecorded. In addition, the former Captain, Sam, was presented (for all his previous hard work) with a natty umbrella which Brian had found - it covers the clubs in a bag. And Debbie received a rather apt (given the conditions) new golf towel, because she was the only female participant. Bravo to another former captain. Crispin Rowe

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GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING

MINDFULNESS “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” Yogi Berra

In theory, mindfulness seems simple; but simple does not mean easy. It requires discipline and a positive attitude (free of blame or judgment) to become more Mindfulness is a means of fully focusing on what really mindful. By building up a daily routine of conscious matters to each one of us, ensuring that our lives are breathing, praying and/or meditating for a few minutes, “going” in the right direction. It is also a highly effective and adding about 5 minutes a day, mindfulness will approach for alleviating stress, anxiety and depression gradually become a healthy new habit, replacing the by avoiding the burden of unnecessary “busyness” and unwelcome ones. the emotional clutter of guilt or exhaustion. In this article I have just skimmed the surface of a comMindfulness began with the Buddha, but is not limited plex topic. There are many and varied mindfulness techto Buddhism, or any religion for that matter. It can be niques, and several excellent books and courses on the defined as the quality of Awareness that includes: In- subject. However, the good news is that we can silence tention, Attention and Attitude. Basically, it involves the constant chatter of our busy minds without spendbecoming aware of, then changing, unhealthy or harm- ing any money on “experts”. We can begin almost anyful thoughts and habits. where, in whatever position feels most comfortable: sitting, walking, or even in the shower. A wise yoga We all tend to function on autopilot during most of our teacher once taught me that accidents rarely happen routine activities, and many of these habits are healthy when we are fully mindful of what we are doing. And and efficient. But, by switching off our autopilots for the best news is that recent research has shown that part of each day and intentionally becoming fully aware mindfulness can re-wire the neurons in our brains, thus of the present moment, we’ll be able to determine which delaying or preventing the onset of dementia. habits are worth keeping, and which are detrimental and lead us in the wrong direction. Penny Freeland is a British qualified counsellor and coach. For further information please contact We tend to automatically slip into detrimental habits to PenelopeFreeland@gmail.com escape uncomfortable feelings, including boredom, but these habitual ‘escapes’ only provide momentary relief. Feedback and suggestions for future topics are alIt is only when we bring our full and undivided attention ways welcome. to the urges behind detrimental habits such as smoking, drinking too much, anxiety, procrastination, unhealthy All communication will remain confidential. eating or the overuse of electronics that we can begin to change them.


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READLESSNESS Penny Freeland stresses the importance of mindfulness, or fully focusing on important things we do. But, what if we are unable to grasp the meaning of something we read, for instance. That is what happens in dyslexia, now classified as specific learning disorder in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders released by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013. This encompasses difficulties in reading, writing, arithmetic or mathematical reasoning skills. Dyslexia is characterized by difficulty in reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. It is a common learning disability in children who have normal vision and intelligence. Symptoms can be difficult to recognize before the child enters school. The condition often becomes apparent as a child starts learning to read. A young child, however, may be at risk of dyslexia when he starts talking late, learns new words slowly, has difficulty learning nursery rhymes or presents difficulty playing rhyming games. Once in school, symptoms may become more apparent, such as reading well below the expected level for the child’s age, problems understanding what is heard, difficulty seeing similarities or differences in letters and words, inability to sound the pronunciation of an unfamiliar word, difficulty spelling or trouble learning a foreign language. Dyslexia has been linked to certain genes that control the way the brain develops, and appears to be an inherited condition. It tends to run in families. Dyslexia may lead to a number of problems, such as trouble learning, putting a child at a disadvantage in most classes; social problems, leading to low self-esteem, behavior problems, anxiety and aggression; problems as adults, preventing a child from reaching

his or her potential with long-term educational, social and economic consequences. A doctor may first rule out other conditions that could be involved in reading difficulties, sending the child to an ophthalmologist, for eye problems, an audiologist, for hearing loss, and a neurologist, for brain and nervous system disorders. The prevalence of specific learning disorder is 5-15 % among school-age children across different languages and cultures. Rates show no racial differences. Boys are 1.5 times more likely to be referred for reading problems. Dyslexia can occur in any language, although there have been cases of differential dyslexia, in which a child can be more dyslexic in one language than another. Dyslexia may be more prevalent in English-speaking countries. Children with learning disabilities can achieve academic success through a multidisciplinary approach that targets and manages the complex aspects associated with the condition. The sooner the intervention begins, the better. Teachers may use techniques involving hearing, vision and touch to improve reading skills. Helping a child to learn use several senses to learn can help processing the information. Children with dyslexia who get extra help in kindergarten or first grade often improve their reading skills enough to succeed in elementary school and high school. A child with severe dyslexia may never have an easy time reading, but can learn skills that improve reading. Medicines usually are not a part of treatment for dyslexia. Michael Ray Smith M.D. MOBILE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY Phone: 99183-2093 E-mail: mrsmith@terra.com.br


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DOCTOR ALBERT SCHWEITZER Some cultural habits and the origin of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship William Moffitt Harris - Part 7 A curious thing to see was that the local workers building the premises only really took seriously to their tasks if Schweitzer was around and guiding them. They obeyed him only through their tribal superiors who made this novel missionary indulge in careful studies regarding tribal attitudes and leadership. They also worked hard if their supervisor took active part in the tasks. Dozens of photographs with Dr. Schweitzer himself, displayed at the Albert Schweitzer Foundation’s main headquarters in Boston, show him, handkerchief in hand wiping his wrinkled old forehead when supervising constructions, laying foundations, building walls or planting fruit trees in the forest. One of his favorite pictures is the one showing him in a moment’s pause in the forest listening to the tropical birds chirping above amid the black furry sakis with white noses and long bushy tails running and jumping from one branch to another coming close to him clearly showing curiosity, carrying their young on their backs, while also tame water cavies and agoutis ran a few meters from his feet. In the distance, he could hear the wild beasts roaring their menace to gorillas and elephants, who replied with menacing foot stamps and their own deep bleats. Terrific screams could also be heard upriver as alligators grabbed their prey. In 1940, Schweitzer asked his daughter to form the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship on a strict moral, financial and beneficent basis. Thus, he laid down the foundation rules for the Fellowship that bears his name to this day. No one was to profit politically from donations made to the institution. Only the poor cared for at Lambarènè were to benefit from them, net of administrative and tax expenses. He himself with his excellent accounting experience, personally inspected all the bills, notes and balance sheets regarding the hospital. The light from

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his kerosene lamp could be seen flickering well into the early morning hours as he slept only for four or five hours a day. This included his midday nap sheltering him from the burning equatorial sun. The main objective of the Fellowship was established at the beginning, in such a way that the path he himself paved towards amplification and maintenance of his philosophy persists, to this very day. Originally founded to support Doctor Albert Schweitzer’s hospital in Africa, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is essentially a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop Leaders in Service. These are individuals who are dedicated and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others. Schweitzer Fellows are primarily graduate students from a great variety of colleges and universities all over the world who have already either heard of the Fellowship or are instructed about it and also are willing to join up for an initial trial. The idea is to partner with community-based organizations to develop and implement yearlong, mentored service projects that meet the health needs of underserved populations. Internal statistics at the beginning of this century show that 250 Schweitzer Fellows annually serve at 13 U.S. locations and the Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarènè, Gabon, Africa, provide almost 50,000 hours of service. They serve nearly 25,000 low-to-moderate income clients and partner with nearly 250 community-based organizations. In the United States they represent more than 100 leading universities. ASF’s central office is hosted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the official sister hospital of the Schweitzer Hospital in Africa. ASF now administers the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism on behalf of its Schweitzer Fellows for Life. To be continued...


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CULTURA INGLESA

21st Cultura Inglesa Festival

May 30th at 8:15 p.m.

27th May – 18th June 2017

Espaço CI-Santana May 31st at 7:45 p.m.

For the complete programme check out: www.culturainglesasp.com.br/cif Cultural events taking place in several sites around town including Centro Cultural São Paulo, Museu de Imagem e Som and Memorial America Latina. Opening Day will be held at the Brazilian British Centre. Featuring

The Letter: To Be or to MBE Jonzi D, one of the masters of the hip hop theatre presents his acclaimed and brand new show in Brazil mixing authorial rhymes, music, gestures and break steps. In the script he brings up his dilemma in accepting or refusing the invitation to become a Member of the British Empire / Duration: 60 minutes / In English / Age: 14+ / From June 10th to 14th

• Brazilian projects funded through public grants • Interactive Exhibitions: Laboratório de Artes Célia Helena June 10th at 9:00 Great People of Britain p.m. and June 11th at 7:00 p.m. Mediatic phenomena and Young Culture Social Criticism and Humour Teatro Cultura Inglesa-Pinheiros Art, Transgression and Diversity June 12th at 8:30 p.m. Fiction, Technology and Evolution • Open Air Cinema Espaço CI-Santo André • Kids Festival June 13th at 8:15 p.m. • Edinburgh Festival guests Espaço CI-Vila Mariana Highlights: June 14th at 8:15 p.m. One Man Lord Of The Rings

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The talented actor Charles Ross recriates all by himself the universe of “Terra Media” in this show specially dedicated to the Lord Of The Rings saga, written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Lines and batles gain life through the actor´s interpretation and provide a true trip across the trilogy / Based on the original by J.R.R.Tolkien Duration: 70 minutes / In English / Age: 12+ / Fom May 27th to 31st

Intense musical programme starting at 2:00 p.m. with the following bands: Staff Only (Cultura Inglesa Staff), Soul Prime (with Cultura Inglesa Joinville students), Karol Conká and Charli XCX

Sala Paschoal Carlos Magno May 27th and 28th at 8:00 p.m. Espaço CI-Santos

June 11th from 2 p.m at Memorial da América Latina


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The São Paulo Yacht Club held its Centenary Party with

Brian Nicholson, book editor who researched all of the

the launch of the 100 Years Book on February 18th.

General Assembly Meeting documents since 1917, spoke to all present through a video sent from his home in the

150 people filled all the places available, to pay tribute to

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the many who helped make the Club what it is today. Among those present, Marco Aurelio de Sá Ribeiro, PresHans Ludwig, Commodore over this Centenary Year,

ident of the Brazilian Sailing Federation, as well as the

thanked all the members, families and sponsors who made

Commodores from the Yacht Club Santo Amaro, Yacht

the publishing of the 100 year book a reality.

Club Paulista and the Rio Yacht Club, all enjoyed the fantastic dinner and party.

Cultura Inglesa and FEVESP, the São Paulo Sailing Federation, main sponsors of the book were represented.

Hans Ludwig and Marcos Versteeg


Nelson Schmitt and Tommy Sumner


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ST PAUL’S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL

THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH

ded on the belief that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.

The original temple was the first Anglican Church established in the State of São Paulo. It was built to attend the religious

A logical explanation for the reappearance of Jesus is that

needs of the British who came to start up companies such as

he did not actually die on the cross on Good Friday, but rather

the São Paulo Railways. It was consecrated on 23rd Novem-

went into some form of coma and appeared to have died.

ber 1873 and held services in English there for nearly 90

However many medical authorities assert that after Jesus had

years.

been lashed, driven out to where he was crucified and then nailed to the cross, it was virtually impossible for him to sur-

However, as the area surrounding the Church was falling into

vive. For many, the fact that both blood and water flowed

decline, Archdeacon B. J. Townsend, OBE, the Rector of the

out of his side where he was pierced with a spear is ample

Church at that time, embarked on a very ambitious plan to

evidence that he died.

move the Church. With the considerable support of the British community and companies, the Church bought the present

The various accounts of people meeting Jesus after his re-

site and started building the beautiful temple which we now

surrection, and how these encounters had a transforming

enjoy.

effect on their lives, have led people throughout the centuries to go to the four corners of the world to preach about

The cornerstone of the Church was laid on the 24th Novem-

their living Lord.

ber 1963, and the building was consecrated on the 13th May 1967 by the Rt. Rev. C.T. Tucker, Bishop of the Anglican Dio-

Possibly, a good example of this is to consider his disciples

cese to Argentina and Eastern South America with the Falk-

who, directly after the crucifixion, hid behind locked doors

land Islands.

and yet later fearlessly proclaimed that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead. If they knew that this was not true, that it was

In the sentence of consecration, Bishop Cyril declared: “We,

a lie that they had invented, then why were they prepared to

by Divine permission do, by virtue of the authority ordinary

die, often a hideous death, for a lie?

and episcopal to us committed, consecrate the said building, and do set it apart from all profane and common uses, and

Jesus proclaimed in his teachings that he is the resurrection

do dedicate the same to Almighty God for the ministration

and the life. If he was telling the truth, then would we not

of his holy Word and Sacraments, and for public worship,

question what he meant if he himself was not resurrected?

according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Anglican Com-

The miracle of Easter opens to us the hope that life is not

munion, by the name of the Anglican Church of St. Paul. And

limited to life on earth but to a new and unending life.

we do pronounce, decree, and declare that the said Church shall remain so consecrated, set apart, and dedicated for

Have a blessed Easter.

Bp. Roger D. Bird

ever; In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Bishop Roger D. Bird

THE IMPOSSIBLE REALITY The resurrection of Jesus Christ is without a doubt one of the

Dean Rev. Aldo B Quintão - Bishop Roger D. Bird Bishop Glauco S. de Lima Rua Com Elias Zarzur, 1239 Alto da Boa Vista, São Paulo 04736-000

hardest things for believers and non-believers to accept. Common sense tells us that dead people do not come to life again and yet the central point of the Christian faith is foun-

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GENERAL COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Event

Time

Place

Sponsor

Old Pauleans Day (St. Paul’s May 13 Alumni)

Date

12 - 18.00

St. Paul’s School

St. Paul’s School

Brains of São Paulo

May 27

19.00

O’Maylles Bar

Round Table No 1 Brazil

International Day

May 27

11 - 17.00

St. Paul’s School

St. Paul’s School

Scotish Country Dance Practice June 05

20.15

Brazilian British Centre

St. Andrew Society

Country Party

June 10

21.00

São Paulo Yacth Club

São Paulo Yacth Club

Scottish Night

July 01

20.00

São Paulo Yacth Club

São Paulo Yacth Club

Carajás 92 years Jubilee

July 7-9

Sorocaba

Carajás Scouts

Rover Moot Iceland

July 25 / Aug 2

Iceland

Carajás Scouts

Winter Ceilidh

Aug 04

SPAC Higienópolis

St. Andrew Society

Father’s Day Lunch

Aug 13

São Paulo Yacth Club

São Paulo Yacth Club

Opening New Cup Pack

Aug 19

SPAC

Carajás Scouts

Pet Show

Aug 19

12 - 17.00

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

Amparo aos Animais

Pizza Night

Aug 26

20.00

São Paulo Yacth Club

São Paulo Yacth Club

Start of 26th Alpha Course

Sept 02

15.30

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

Start of 27th Alpha Course

Sept 03

15.30

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

Carajas Dinner 92 Years

Sept 23

to be determined

Carajás Scouts

Caledonian Ball

Sept 23

Espaço Transatlântico

St. Andrew Society

Annual Flower Show

Sept 30/ Oct 01

Brazilian British Centre

São Paulo Garden Club

Legion Churrasco

Oct 07

12.00

SPAC Santo Amaro

Royal British Legion

Halloween Rock Party

Oct 21

21.00

São Paulo Yacth Club

São Paulo Yacth Club

White Elephant Bazaar

Oct 28

11 - 16.00

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

Remembrance Sunday Service Nov 12

10.00

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

Royal British Legion

Christmas Bazaar

Dec 02

11 - 16.00

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

Carajas Campfire

Dec 02

SPAC

Carajás Scouts

Christingle Service

Dec 17

18.30

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

Papai Noel

Dec 17

16.00

São Paulo Yacht Club

São Paulo Yacht Club

Christmas Day Service

Dec 25

10.00

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

12.30

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