Catarina Santos is a musical theatre actress and runs her own performing arts school. All her childhood and teenage years led up to it, starting from ballet classes at age three, to acting in soap operas at age seven and being part of the school’s choir and theatre group by 16. Attending a Catholic…
[PHOTOS] Before we started chatting over coffee and jazz music, Maria showed me around her area, the building where she lives and her house. I suddenly realised this is very a Portuguese trait.
[PHOTOS] Now in its second year, Comida Fest is the only street market in London showcasing the best of Latin American food and culture. Organised by three longtime friends from Brazil, the market is a food lover’s paradise.
[PHOTOS] Bruno’s accent is as British as it can be, but I can hear a subtle French and Portuguese inflection.
[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.
[PHOTOS] Pragmatic and straightforward, Liliana works at a foreign exchange company, and is engaged to Rome-born Andrea, who she met just two years ago.
[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.
[PHOTOS] Bernardo is chasing the entertainment dream. He wants to be part of one of the grand musical theatre plays that vibrate London’s Soho and Leicester Square.
[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.
[PHOTOS] Originally from Portugal, Joana is a London-based reporter, writer and researcher, as well as a political commentator
[PHOTOS] I met Constança at her home in Finsbury Park on a sunny Saturday morning, which is rare in London – even though we are in September.
[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.