David Brown is an award winning carnival designer at Notting Hill. He has designed for Masquerade 2000 for the last 20 years. David has promoted and introduced carnival arts to schools, community groups and the corporate world. With over 30 years of experience in carnival design, production and numerous carnival related commissions, he is one of this country’s leading carnival arts designers. He has also had substantial experience in social care and care management, primarily in the fields of learning and physical disabilities - this experience has been extremely valuable as David specialises in creating large scale wheelchair and scooter costumes for the physically disabled.
Alongside David, works Judith who also has over 20 years of experience in carnival arts. Her areas of expertise are in music, dance and dress making. She has worked for various music companies and has a background in DJ-ing. She specialises in Soca music and DJs for Utopia Mas UK. She also runs workshops in cultural dance for children in schools and other community groups, including adults with learning and/or physical disabilities. As a qualified seamstress she plays an important role in the production of costumes and joint input in the design features of costumes. Judith also has over 20 years of background experience in education with a focus in SEN (special educational needs), mentoring programs and supporting students at risk of exclusion.
Utopia Mas UK is the brain child of husband and wife David and Judith Brown. They believe that Utopia is the creation of new and imaginative designs – bringing together families, creating new friendships and bringing carnival to the community.
We at Utopia have over 30 years experience in carnival arts. Each year we choose a theme that we bring to life in costume form, using the most current date gems, trimmings and fabrics. We also specialise in creating large scale king and queen sized costumes.