World Land Trust/UK Founder and acting Chief Executive, John Burton informed us a week ago that Liz Calder wished to visit, so you can imagine how delighted we were to receive her together with her son Toby and partner Gislane.
Liz is well known in Brazil as being responsible for establishing the Paraty Literary Festival (FLIP). It all started when she and her husband came to work for Rolls Royce in the 1960’s and she fell in love with this country.
At the time Paraty, the colonial gold route town, could only be reached by sea but when Liz finally visited, she recognized its potential as an international venue. Many literary celebrities have passed through Paraty and this year marked its 15th anniversary.
Based on this global success, Liz has decided to take FLIP to the UK and this year an Arts Festival named FLIPSIDE will be held between 6th and 8th October at Snape Maltings in Suffolk, UK.
The REGUA video narrated by Michael Palin, will be shown to the public and we hope this contributes to generate awareness on our work here within the same forests that extend to shape that town called Paraty!