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Brighton Table Tennis Club

brighotn Table Tennis club

One of our partners is Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC).

BTTC aims to use table tennis to inspire everyone to be a champion through their love of table tennis. They have created and continue to cultivate an integrated community for all. 

Since lockdown in March 2020, the impact of covid-19 on schools, community groups, and not-for-profit organisations has been hugely damaging and there are ongoing diminished opportunities for all of us. As with many groups Amazonas Arts continues to face difficulties in reaching the disadvantaged communities and groups that we specialise in due to restrictions and social distancing.

However, at Amazonas Arts we have been able to use contacts we have made over the years to network with other organisations facing similar challenges. One of these groups was BTTC with whom we were able to develop a strategy to organise ourselves during Covid19. As a result, Amazonas Arts was delighted to participate in a BTTC-led, fully funded community project during the October 2020 half-term for children of low-income families and children with special educational needs. The five-day programme of sports, arts and wellbeing activities, held at Moulescoomb Primary School, was well-attended and participant feedback was very positive.

maracatu cruzeiro do suL

Amazonas Arts works in partnership with Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul.

Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul is a Brighton based drumming, singing and dancing group. Formed in 2007 by Paul Dodd. The group performs styles from the North East of Brazil including Maracatu, Coco, Baiao, Ciranda and Afoxe.

The group performs at parades, festivals, clubs and outdoor events. Along with vibrant costumes and dynamic movement the atmosphere and bass-heavy sound never fail to get people dancing! Artistic and Musical Director Paul Dodd, choreographer Rosaria Gracia and the whole Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul dance and music group showcase the most vibrant rhythms from the North East of Brazil, not failing to get the crowds going.


Amazonas works closely with MCDS to promote our fundraising events and also create the fantastic Samba do Mar band playing traditional music from north east Brazil. 


For more information on Maracatu in Brighton please click the link below:   

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