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Alegria Samba School

Part of Unlimited

Join the carnival with a Brazilian-style samba school for disabled and non-disabled people and families.

Alegria Samba School invites you to spend the afternoon creating costumes and an outdoor performance in the Brazilian style.

The carnival’s theme is the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil (Mata Atlântica). Get suited up at a costume workshop, join the parade and see performances inspired by exotic birds, flowers, animals and plants, as well as traditional characters from Afro-Brazilian folklore.

VIVA Carnival Club (Valuing Individuals, Valuing All) is a disability-led group from the Isle of Wight that brings people together to create costumes and performances. They have worked in close collaboration with Rio’s largest disability-led samba school, Embaixadores da Alegria, to ensure an authentic Brazilian style.

Commissioned and supported by the Unlimited programme, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England and British Council. Presented by the New Carnival Company and VIVA Carnival Club.

Timings:
11.30am – 12.30pm: Workshop
Drop in to make simple costume pieces and shakers for the parade.

12.30pm – 1pm: Touch Tour
As the parade lines up, some costumes are available for a touch tour and a one-to-one chat and audio description with the performers.

1pm – 1.20pm (approx): Parade
Join the parade or simply enjoy the view with music from Alegria's live samba band.

2pm – 2.30pm and 3.30pm – 4pm: Performance

Dates & times

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where

Royal Festival Hall
Mandela Terrace, Level 2

Pricing

Free

need to know

Access information
At 12.30pm, as the parade lines up, some costumes are available for a touch tour and a one-to-one chat and audio description with the performers.

To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk
Find out more about our Access Scheme