[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.
[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] Now in London, Rui has just graduated with a Biochemistry degree from Kingston University. But even though he enjoyed his studies, Rui’s passion is somewhere else – in the world of entrepreneurship.
[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.