What is Samba?

Samba is both a type of music and dance originating from the rhythms and traditions brought to Brazil by African slaves. It encompasses a range of styles, from the fast samba (batucada) played and danced in the Rio Carnival, to the funkier samba reggae favoured in...

Costume making for Carnival 2010

Its crunch time at the Costume studio here at LSS.  If you are interested in helping out in any way then please get in touch with us and we will coordinate a time for you to meet Miko, our Costume Manager.  In the meantime you can also check out our wonderful costume...

LSS themes gone by

Carnival themes through years gone by (2002 through to 2009) will be added to this site over time, until then if you are keen you can learn more simply by clicking...

Carnival theme 2010 – Gods, Myths and Monsters

Carnival creative director Chris Bicourt explains,  “London will be captivated by an astonishing display of might and imagination. From the comissão de frente presenting the Gods of Mount Olympus: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo et al… to the bravest,...