!NEW! Capoeira Angola beginners course

>>> MAY, JUNE, JULY only promotion <<<

  • 5 sessions = £50 —> £30 (introductory offer)
  • Start Capoeira Angola with FICA – London this spring… the course is specially designed for beginners.
  • In this introductory course, you will learn the basic movements, music and history.
  • Start any time between 1st May – 30th June 2015.
  • Offer ends 31st July 2015.
  • 5 sessions (£30) to be paid at the first class and to be used within 1 month period from the start date.
  • Classes held on: Tue & Thu.
  • Limited places! Please contact us to check the availability beforehand.
  • To start, e-mail us or call 07957-355319. You are also welcome to come talk to us in person at one of our classes.

!!! PLEASE NOTE: CLASSES SUSPENDED between Fri 1st–Mon 11th May 2015 !!!
We are moving the venue & times of our classes as follows from Mon 18th May 2015.

Winter holiday classes schedule 2014/15

Thanks so much for all your support for our classes, rodas & workshops this yeart in 2014!

<< Our classes are closed between Wed 24th Dec 2014 – 3rd Jan 2015 >>

Following days are cancelled:

Wednesday 24th December: movement & music class
Thursday 25th December: music class
Saturdays 27th December: children’s class
Monday 29th December: movement & music class
Thursday 1st January 2015: music class
Saturday 3rd January: children’s class

We are back to our usual schedule from Monday 5th January.

Click here for the further details about our regular classes.

MEANWHILE, CHECK THIS WEBSITE & OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ANY RODAS AND EVENTS!

“Iê, viva Pastinha! Iê, viva África!” FICA London annual roda with the UK launch of “Body Games” DVD

As an annual homage to Mestre Pastinha’s death (13th November 1981) and Black Awareness Day (20th November to honour Zumbi’s death) in Brazil, we FICA London are pleased to invite all the Capoeira community to join the open roda to commemorate these two dates in November.

Before the roda one of the directors and producers of the film “Body Games – Capoeira and Ancestry” Professor Matthias Röhrig Assunção (University of Essex) will provide a short introduction to the film and how this research relates to Mestre Pastinha, followed by a Q&A session.

The DVD costs £15 and will be available to purchase on the day.

18:00–19:00 2 a 2 jogos
19:00–19:30 Launch of the DVD of the film “Body Games – Capoeira and Ancestry” by the co-director Prof. Matthias Röhrig Assunção (University of Essex)
19:30–22:00 open roda
Food & drink to be served afterwards

<< please arrive in roda in WHITE please if you can! >>

£3.50 contribution

It will be a great pleasure to share this with all the capoeristas!

All from FICA London

—– Monday 17th November, 19:30 —–
“Body Games” will be screened at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL as a part of The London Latin American Film Festival

“Iê! vamos jogar, camará!” @ 18:00, Sun 12th Oct

Let’s get together and play, sing and practice… TOMORROW Sunday 12th October, 18:00-21:00.

We are having a ‘jogo e treino livre’ session open to everyone who wants to play ‘2 a 2’, practice those movements and songs that you always wanted to improve & teach each other.

A great opportunity for everyone to play & train freely without limit and challenge your ‘resistência’!

The session can be finished with a roda if there were enough people.

Suggested contribution: £3.50

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
“Vem jogar mais eu, meu irmão!!”

All from FICA London

PLEASE NOTE! >>> Summer class schedule 2014

Please note, during August our classes on Thursday & Saturday are cancelled.

Classes on Monday & Wednesday are running as usual except Monday 25th August Bank Holiday.

Following days are cancelled:
Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August
Saturdays 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August
Monday 25th August Bank Holiday

We are back to our usual schedule from 1st September.

Click here for the further details about our regular classes.

MEANWHILE, CHECK THIS WEBSITE & OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR RODAS AND EVENTS!

3rd FICA London Workshop with Mestre Cobra Mansa

It’s with great pleasure that we from FICA London would like to invite all of the local and international capoeira community for the 3rd official workshop with Mestre Cobra Mansa.

Confirmed now with a talk by Mestre on ‘Capoeira and Ancestry’ – an insight into his trip to Angola seeking the roots of Capoeira. Please see below for the details of venues, schedule and prices.

<< Advanced registration until Fri 18th April 2014 >>
Discounted price for 3 days: £60
Please scroll to the bottom for further details or come to one of our classes in person to pay cash.

Hope to see you all there to share all your energy with us and Mestre Cobra Mansa.

Valeu!
Treinel Toca and all students from FICA London

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PROGRAMAÇÃO*:

• Sat 3rd May @ Thanet Centre
09:30–10:00 registration
10:00–13:00 workshop
(13:00–14:00 break)
14:00–16:00 music workshop✳
(16:00–16:30 break)
16:30–19:30 roda
19:30–20:30 food
20:30 onward: samba de roda

• Sun 4th May @ Thanet Centre
10:30–11:00 registration
11:00–13:00 workshop
(13:00–14:00 break)
14:00–16:00 talk ‘Capoeira and Ancestry’
(16:00–16:30 break)
16:30–19:30 roda

• Mon 5th May (bank holiday) @ Claremont Project
13:00–17:00 roda
street roda to follow in Angel

*schedule subject to change.
✳please bring your berimbau.


VENUES:

The Thanet Centre (Sat & Sun)
Herbert Street, London NW5 4HD

Tube: Chalk Farm / Kentish Town West

• Claremont Project (Mon)
24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

Tube: Angel


PRICES:

• 3 days: £65
• 2 days (Sat & Sun): £60 / (Sun & Mon): £35
• Sat 3rd only: £35 / Sun 4th only: £30
• Mon 5th only: £10

Advanced registration until Fri 18th April 2014
3 days: £60 (see below for details)


PLEASE NOTIFY US IN ADVANCE IF YOU NEEDED ACCOMMODATION. Please bring your sleeping bag.


+++ ADVANCED PAYMENT UNTIL FRI, 18th APRIL 2014 +++
There are 2 ways of making a advanced payment:
1 • Pay & register @ any of our classes in person (cash only).
2 • Bank transfer to our account – see below for instructions.

1) Please make a bank transfer with reference such as ‘workshop’ or ‘cobrinha’.
2) Send us an e-mail stating that you’ve made a payment together with your name, contact details.
3) We will send you a confirmation e-mail with a unique ref number identifying yourself.
4) Print & bring the confirmation e-mail on the day for the admission.

a/c name: FICA LONDON
Sort code: 20-46-60
Account number: 03837076
Bank name: BARCLAYS BANK PLC
Branch address: LEICESTER, LE87 2BB

África:Brasil Cultures of resistance: Capoeira Angola & Candomblé

In conjunction with Black History Month 2013, it’s with great pleasure that we from FICA London would like to invite all of the local and international capoeira community and further to join us for a great workshop with our Mestre Valmir from FICA Bahia!

This time it’s even more unmissable since a very special guest Mãe Ejá from one and only terreiro de candomblé (temple of an Afro-Brazilian religion) in the UK is joining us to share with its culture and tradition with a talk, dance and music.

As many of capoeiristas know, candomblé has profound relationship with capoeira and it’s going to be a very rare opportunity for us to experience the candomblé tradition in conjunction with capoeira angola in London presenting the Afro-Brazilian cultures of resistance.

Here are the updated schedule & prices – don’t miss the discounted prices available until 12th October!

O Primeiro Encontro de África:Brasil
Culturas de Resistência
com Mestre Valmir & Mãe Ejá
Capoeira Angola & Candomblé
sáb 19 & dom 20 de outubro

@ Walter Sickert Community Centre (Sat 19th)
Canonbury Crescent (off Essex Road), London N1 2FB
tube: Angel/Highbury & Islington
national rail: Essex Road
Bus: 38, 73, 271, 341, 476

@ Exmouth Market Centre (Sun 20th)
24 Exmouth Market (entrance on left hand side of the church), London EC1R 4QE
tube: Farringdon/Angel
Bus: 19, 38, 63, 341

Prices (cash at the door):
Sat 19th & Sun 20th (2 days): £60
Sat 19th or Sun 20th only: £35 each day
Sun 20th evening only: £10 (incl. feijoada)
Roda only: £8

!!! Prices until 12th Oct (SEE BELOW for payment instructions) !!!
2 days: £50 / 1 day: £30 / Sun evening: £6
!!! Receive a FREE raffle ticket when paid advance !!!

Advanced tickets also available @
The Spiritual Shop, Red Lion Arcade, 165-169 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY

Programação (subject to change!!!)

Sat 19th October
@ Walter Sickert Community Centre
10:30–11:00 registration
11:00–13:00 capoeira angola workshop
(13:00–14:00 break)
14:00–16:00 capoeira angola workshop
16:00–19:00 capoeira angola roda
(19:00–20:00 dinner)

Sun 20th October
@ Exmouth Market Centre
13:30–14:00 registration
14:00–16:00 capoeira angola workshop
16:00–19:00 capoeira angola roda
(19:00–20:00 break & dinner feijoada)
20:00–21:00 talk & discussion
“The importance of the tradition within Afro-Brazilian cultures”
21:00–22:00 candomblé music & dance presentation
22:00–23:00 samba de roda

✳please bring your berimbau.

FURTHER DETAILS:
fb page & twitter: FICA London
Toca: 07904-075363
e-mail FICA London

candomble.org
fb page: Candomblé na Inglaterra
Mãe Ejá: 07745-961213
e-mail Mãe Ejá

We all are looking forward to exchange the knowledge & good vibes with you! Valeu!

Toca and FICA London

— ADVANCED PAYMENT UNTIL 12th OCT 2013 —
There are 3 ways of making a advanced payment:
1 • Pay & register @ any of our classes in person (cash only).
2 • Pay & register @ The Spiritual Shop, Red Lion Arcade, 165-169 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY
3 • Bank transfer to our account – see below for instructions.

1) Please make a bank transfer clearly noting for which dates you’re making the payment of (ig. 19 & 20 oct, 20 oct eve).
2) Send us an e-mail stating that you’ve made a payment together with your name, contact details.
3) We will send you a confirmation e-mail with a unique ref number identifying yourself.
4) Print & bring the confirmation e-mail on the day for the admission.

a/c name: FICA LONDON
Sort code: 204660
Account number: 03837076
Bank name: BARCLAYS BANK PLC
Branch address: LEICESTER, LE87 2BB