Fourth of July is one of the biggest celebrated holidays in the U.S. every year as Americans commemorate their independence from the English back in 1776. In Brazil you will get the chance to celebrate at the American Society’s annual Independence Day party. The event is free for Amsoc members, while there is a small charge for non-members. For full information call the AmSoc office at 51822074.

When Saturday, July 6
Tickets For non-members, R$25 for adults over 18, R$15 for children ages 11 to 17, free to children under 10.

The much-awaited showdown between England and Brazil will take place during the wee hours (3.30am) of Friday morning. Judging by England’s stellar performance so far and Brazil’s host of stars, it should be a tough fought match which many, including Pel, believe will produce the 2002 World Cup champions. Given the hour, most Brazilians will get together in each other’s homes to watch the match while most bars, restaurants and hotels will also be showing it. A popular hang out for the English fans is O’Malleys pub on Itu, which boasts a large screen and six TVs spread throughout the bar, or All Black on Oscar Freire. It could also be a chance to see yourself on local TV, as the Globo channel has been visiting these pubs recently to get pre-match and half time vibes from the fans.

Are you changing your life to pursue your dreams? Moving to Brazil planning never to return? No Going Back is a highly successful television programme on one of the major terrestrial TV channels in Britain that offers a unique insight into the lives of British people who have downed tools, upped sticks and started a new life abroad. In series one, each programme told a different story of people transforming their lives to follow their dreams. Be it running an idyllic fishing lake in France, or growing their own grapes, olives and almonds in rural Spain, to setting up a safari lodge in Zambia, or buying an exotic Island in Nicaragua.
We are now looking for new life changing stories for the second series and are looking for people who are about to or are in the process of moving to Brazil in order to set up a new business and pursue their dream of creating a new life abroad. If you match this profile please contact Candy Trigg at Ricochet South on 00 44 1273 201345 or e-mail nogoingback@ricochetsouth.co.uk

The BBC is looking for people to contribute to a documentary celebrating World Cups, past and present, from the supporters’ point of view.
The makers of The People’s World Cup want to get in contact with any English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish fans who lived in the host country when the World Cup came to town and made a home movie of their experience. The programme makers are interested in the stories behind the stadia. Perhaps you travelled to a previous World Cup to support your team? Did you hitch to Argentina in 1978? Did you make a home movie of the 1966 tournament? Anything.
The programme wants to capture the drama and excitement of the world’s biggest festival from the point of view of the most important participants: the fans. By using home movie footage it will build a unique picture of the event itself and the passion of all the home nation’s supporters.
People with footage should contact the BBC on freephone 0800 0150364 (if calling from outside the UK please telephone 00 44 208 752 6021), or e-mail documentaries@bbc.co.uk or write to The People’s World Cup, Room 5410, BBC White City, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS.