Costume Workshops

Costume workshops happen throughout the year and are focused either on our year round gigs or our carnival tour. If you are feeling crafty, creative, or just plain curious, then please come and join us at any of our workshops.  You can learn some new skills, or just polish up on your current ones. Our costume making involves sewing, cutting, beading, sticking and any number of other ‘ings’…

These are open to anyone wanting to take part in costume making even if not registered to take part on our carnival tour and you don’t need to be a member or dancer or drummer. No matter what your skill level, there’s always an opportunity to get involved. The glue guns are warmed up and ready to go!


For costume hire, workshops and Make-Up they are held at – Costume Store Brixton

Unit 15
49 Effra Road
Brixton, London
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Before attending either costume or make up workshop, let us know you are coming, by dropping us a line at or check back here for changes the Sunday before scheduled dates. There is no buzzer, we will need to expect you to let you in.

All workshops are free unless otherwise stated. Where charges apply, pre-booking is necessary. Charges may apply with particular artist/tutor led teaching workshops.

LSS Performance group members can arrange collection and return of costumes in circulation on these dates.

6/4/17 - WednesayCarronMake-Up
13/4/17 GlowCostume repairs workshop:
Baiana Beauties.
Join us as we beautify our baianas in preparation for coming performances! All levels are welcome as there’s plenty to do – from stitching to stitching. Just bring a snack and a smile!
20/4/17CarronMake - Up, Plan TBC
27/4/17 GlowCostume repairs workshop:
Itsy Bitsy Bikini Bliss!
This dainty workshop is all about the art of beading, stitching and sequin-ing! With the skill of surgeons, we will be beautifying a small selection of our bikini range. It’s all in the detail! As always, all skill levels are welcome. Just bring a snack and a smile!
3/5/17 - Tuesday IoannaMake - Up, Plan TBC
4/5/17 - TBCTBCTBC
11/5/17 - WednesdayGlowCostume Repairs, Plan TBC
18/5/17 - GlowCostume Repairs, Plan TBC
25/5/17IoannaMake - Up, Plan TBC
1/6/17 - WednesdayCarronMake - Up, Plan TBC
8/6/17GlowCostume Repairs, Plan TBC
15/6/17CarronMake - Up, Plan TBC
22/6/17GlowCoburg Preparation
29/6/17Carron & GlowCoburg Preparation & Make-Up
6/7/17 - WednesdayNo WORKSHOPN/A
13/7/17GlowCoburg Unpacking
20/7/17CarronMake - Up, Plan TBC
27/7/17GlowCostume Repairs, Plan TBC
3/8/17 - Wednesday GlowCostume Repairs, Plan TBC
10/8/17IoannaMake - Up, Plan TBC
17/8/17IoannaMake - Up, Plan TBC
24/8/17Ioanna TBCMake - Up, Plan TBC


Learn Brazilian Samba whether just for fun, parading in carnivals or performing in shows


Play the drums just for fun at our classes or parade with us in carnivals and at gigs.


We make all of our costumes. Design and create as part of our team whatever your experience level.


Join us to parade at the Notting Hill Carnival and other celebrations.

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.