About Hull Samba

Hull Samba Now…

We have recently completed successful projects funded by Community First and Drumalong 2 funded by Awards for All. Watch this space for announcements about our exciting future plans for 2016. Now is a great time to join Hull Samba as we develop the group in time for a non stop, 365 party in 2017. Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome to our friendly, weekly sessions. We are currently lucky enough to have our Beginners class funded by Comic Relief Local Communities Programme throughout 2016, so are welcoming newcomers throughout this time!

Hull Samba Then…

Hull Samba has run past projects funded by Community First and Sport Relief Community Cash through the Two Ridings Community Foundation  -


Before that we embarked on a  project called Connections which was funded by the Arts Council England. The project, which began in 2010, aimed to create three new percussion pieces with the theme of celebration at their heart.  We performed some of  the new work as part of the region’s celebrations for the Olympics 2012.

Samba in Hull has been played in some form or another for many years. The origins of Hull Samba itself are unclear because it has operated under numerous guises in several venues in the city. Its most recent incarnation dates back to around 2005 when Hull Doc and Awards for All Funding allowed classes to run at Springbank Community Centre.

When this funding ran out and the community centre could no longer support us Hull Samba became homeless. After a short stay at a Church on Springbank the Afro Carribbean Centre, on Park Street, became the organisations base. We met at the centre since  2007 until sadly the closure of this venue in the Summer of 2015 meant we moved to Holy Apostles Church in July 2015 and now in February 2016 we have re-located to Trinity Methodist Church, Newland Avenue (next to Tesco Express). We have been lucky enough to receive money from varying funding streams which have helped us to attract a wide variety of people to the group, which welcomes adults from Hull and the East Riding.