[VIDEO] From having his own YouTube channel to organising guided tours of London, everything Rafa Maciel does seems to involve using his communication skills to meet new people in a fun and engaging way.
[VIDEO] When Mara Alves was a child, her mum gave her a book about legendary Spanish artist Salvador Dali. The collection of Dali’s work inspired Mara to pursue a career in the world of arts. Since then, she has tried everything from ceramics and pottery, to drawing and painting.
[VIDEO] In 2009, Ismália de Sousa took a leap of faith and clicked “apply”. Eight years have passed and she is now one of the thousands of EU nurses who make the NHS one of best health care systems in the world.
[VIDEO] Born in Costa da Caparica, a beach town near Lisbon, João Costa was forced to leave his home country when he found himself jobless during the financial crisis. Like himself, many other teachers were left unemployed. In 2007, João took matters into his own hands and moved to London, where he now works as an Assistant Headteacher.
[PHOTOS] Born in the Portuguese capital, Ludmila has family from both Guinea and Cape Verde. But, over 10 years ago, she moved to the UK, where she completed high school and graduated with a French and Political Science degree from the University of Leeds.
[VIDEO] Not all scientists wear lab coats. Brazilian Anderson Brito proves it. The 31-year-old, who moved to London to do his PhD at Imperial College, studies how molecular interaction changes over time – but all using a computer.
[PHOTOS] Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Olympic diver Tom Daley were some of the celebrities who joined in the celebrations. But there were also Portuguese-speakers among the crowd.
[VIDEO] As a child, Inês Sequeira was inspired by her mother, a former school teacher, to explore and discover the world of science.
[PHOTOS] Through a series of photographs, Rui tells us about his entrepreneurial ventures, his passion for American Football, and what motivates him to succeed.
[VIDEO] Being from the same country is not the only aspect connecting the two. Inspired by their family roots, Estevão and Mena love cooking.
[VIDEO] Born in the Portuguese city of Viseu, Fátima Veloso was left with no option but to leave her country when the factory she owned closed down. In 2003, she packed her bags and moved to the UK with her 4-year-old daughter. A year later, Fátima’s husband was able to join the family in London – where they have lived ever since.
[VIDEO] When you walk into O Cantinho de Portugal, a restaurant located in the heart of Stockwell, you might wonder if you are still in London. Owned by Francisco and Carla Durães, the restaurant looks, smells and feels like Portugal.