With well over 1000 performances to date, we’ve performed in front of millions of people. Our performances are varied and have included venues such as Wembley Stadium, WOMAD, Tate Modern, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Sadler’s Wells, Thames Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Edinburgh Festival, Glastonbury Festival, International Samba Festival in Coburg (Germany), and as far afield as Hong Kong.
Our audiences are music and dance lovers, festival and club goers, and varied participants of the arts and culture.
We receive support from various organisations in small and substantial ways.
We’d like to thank Grants for the Arts for enabling our carnival tours in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Thanks to Kryolan Professional Make-up for sponsoring our 2016 carnivals make-up.
We often need sponsorship towards our carnival t-shirts, floats or water/refreshment supplies.
If you’d like to support us contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Numerous people have helped to document the London School of Samba’s activities over the years. Thanks to all of the photographers that have supported us over the years with professional high quality photos and kindly helped document our work:
- Noriega Photographics
- Matthew Webb
- Mo Elnadi
- Dexter Lewis
- James English
- Brian Guttridge
- Boguslaw Mastaj
- Angelika Berndt
- Nicky Gilbert
Thank you to the fantastic film makers that have documented our carnivals, labouring over hours of footage resulting in creative and lively videos that help to show what we do and why:
London School of Samba offer dance and drumming classes for complete beginners to performer level. We parade every year at the Notting Hill Carnival which is open to all abilities. Our performance group travel the UK and abroad to do shows and are available to hire for private functions>>.
All our costumes are made by hand and you can learn the techniques used at one of our costume making workshops. You can also hire one of these spectacular outfits for an event. There are also regular Make-Up workshops to learn how to prepare the performers for shows and carnivals.
We are a friendly charity whose mission is to allow people to experience the feel and emotion of Brazilian arts through samba dancing, samba drumming and carnival preparations. Everyone is welcome at the school and there is a place for everyone.