Xavi, Paul & Marcelo win the 2016 Samba de Enredo competition

Congratulations go to Xavi, Paul and Marcelo who won the Samba de Enredo competition held at Barrio East in Shoreditch on Tuesday 15th March, with their song titled: Embaixo do arco-iris existe Samba, Magia e Alegria (Under the rainbow there is Samba, Magic and...

2016 Samba de Enredo competition entries revealed…

We are excited to reveal that we have four entries this year in our Samba de Enredo competition: Um explosão de cor! (Uma forca da natureza!) – by Alex Talbot (Words and Music). With special thanks to Jeremy Shaverin and Raquel Berlandi Milagres no ArcoIris de...

Our 2016 Carnival theme revealed…

Our theme for this year’s Carnival tour is: Somewhere Under the Rainbow   Synopsis Throughout human history, rainbows have mystified and awed us with their beauty. They are a symbol of peace, hope, and unity. In some cultures the rainbow is a bridge to another...

Didn’t make it out in the rain to see us at Notting Hill Carnival?

If you didn’t catch us at Notting Hill Carnival on bank holiday Monday, then see some highlights from the press, videos that have been uploaded to YouTube, as well as great photos taken by our very own Tristan Daws, Brian Guttridge and Mo Elnadi.   If you have...

Samba vs Opera: more in common than you’d think?

By Chris Bicourt.   If I told you samba was opera, would you think I was mad?   When we talk about carnival in samba, we aren’t just talking about an event – we’re talking about a culture, a whole year of preparation, and the reason the samba schools exist. It is such...

We Create Worlds…

By Chris Bicourt   At LSS, I have been lucky enough to have taken part in the creative process of bringing our carnival parade to life on several occasions. And I can tell you it’s not just a show – it’s the creation of worlds! It’s exhilarating. Who are the...