Carnival Project with iindigo world

Steph from iindigo world

Learn body art

Be part of the procession

Perform at Platform

Be part of a team

Learn face painting

Design and make costumes

Spend your summer holidays creating dances and/or costumes and then take part in the world famous Notting Hill Carnival procession. You will be part of an amazing spectacle, showcasing a mixture of wonderful art forms: dance, body art, costume design, prop making and carnival cooking. Everything will be created by young people working alongside professionals. This year the theme is The elements - earth, wind, rain and fire.

You can sign up for all strands of the project or a few.

This is a five week free project from Monday 23 July - Sunday 26 August. You can sign up for one or more of the project stands.

We are also having a launch party on Saturday 21 August and giving a performance in the final week of the summer holidays - details to be confirmed.

Please note that all performers in Notting Hill carnival procession will need to be 16+ on the day of the event. Anyone under 16 can take part in everything else.

To sign up visit Lift and speak to a youth worker or email or call 07506 137467

If there is still space we will accept drop-ins during the first week of the project. But there will be no new admissions to the project from Monday 30 July.

TIMETABLE from week beginning Monday 23 July

MONDAYS time ages
Costume Making 11am - 3pm 13-22
Body Painting - Advanced 4-7pm 16-22
Soca Dance Beginners 5-7pm 13-22
Afrofusion Dance Advanced 7-9pm 13-22
Prop making 11am-1pm 13-22
Spoken Word 2-4pm 13-22
Contemporary Dance 5-7pm 13-22
Dance 7-9pm 13-22
Body Painting 11am-2pm 13-22
Ambassador Meeting (invite) 3-5pm 16-24
Yoga 5.30-7pm 13-22
African Drumming 7-9pm 13-22
Pop Up Creative Skills 11am-2pm 13-22
Music and Choir 3-5pm 13-22
Dance tbc 13-22

African Drumming


Afrofusion Dance
This session is a fusion of different urban dance styles from Socca, Dance Hall and Afrobeats, learning different dance techniques and rehearsing group choreography for the showcase performance.

Body Painting
Beginners: Learn the fun and creative art form of face and body painting with a carnival twist. We will be doing everything from learning to use stencils, creating themed designs, pattern work and free hand painting skills.
Advanced: You will be learning more innovative and technical skills, creating works of art plus doing the more complex body painting for the Notting Hill Carnival. You need to have a level of experience.

Ambassador Meetings
Planning all aspects of the carnival shows. We will be doing lots of training and exercises around creativity, leadership, confidence and innovation. For young people who have already participated in Carnival and are acting as mentors this year. You have to be referred into this session.

Costume Making
We will be designing and creating carnival costumes and accessories. Working with different materials and techniques we will create a spectacular showcase.

Pop Up Creative Skills
Each session we will be exploring different aspects of Carnival art and expression and making things to decorate Lift terrace for the show and party.

Prop Making
We will be designing, creating mood boards and constructing props. Working with different materials and techniques to decorate the float and make installations for Lift.