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What We Do

We’re committed to delivering and inspiring Carnival activity nationwide. Our mission: to unite and empower individuals and communities through opportunities to experience and create inspirational art: in particular diverse music, dance, visual arts, and Carnival.
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PROJECTS

Our projects provide opportunities to engage in high quality arts, and aim to reach and inspire everyone.

WORKSHOPS

Inspiring workshops and training celebrating the arts, culture and Carnival for organisations, schools and communities.

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COURSES

Incredible training, courses and masterclasses in music, dance, visual arts and Carnival from around the globe.

EVENTS

Breathtaking, crowd-stopping Carnival events and performances that connect with your audiences like no other.

CONSULTANCY

We are specialists in helping organisations and local councils to connect with their communities in a meaningful way through the arts.

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YOUNG PEOPLE

Global Grooves are passionate about providing a platform for the next generation of talented young artists and community leaders to shine. Our diverse programme of work with young people includes residential Carnival arts training, distance mentoring, work experience placements, school workshops, hands-on performance opportunities, one-to-one tuition, and more.

ARTISTS

Global Grooves support artists at every career-stage, providing opportunities to develop skills, ambition, and depth in their practice. Our shorts courses and master classes provide training for hundreds of students each year, whilst emerging and experienced artists also have access to international research and development trips, practice-sharing forums, national networks, and employment.

COMMUNITIES

Our Tameside-based workspace at The Vale offers access to a fully equipped Carnival fabrication studio space, as well as volunteering and trainee opportunities to nurture skills and encourage participants to explore their future prospects. Our desire to strengthen the UK Carnival sector has brought people together in both Northwest-focused projects and national training initiatives.

ARTS ORGANISATIONS

A driving ambition for our organisation is to increase the capacity of arts organisations in both Carnival and non-Carnival sectors to collaborate through authentic - and more diverse - cultural arts. We are stronger together, and the Global Grooves door is always open to our fellow arts organisations to partner with us to share work, ideas, and energy to make great things happen!

PRODUCTIONS

Since the very beginning, our ambitious public performances have pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved by dreaming big and exploring innovative ways to fund and deliver an exciting artistic vision. Our productions are shaped by global Carnival influences, and offer something for everyone from community parades to corporate events.

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Batukada Academy

£5.00£60.00
Weekly Eraldo Marques Open Level
Batukada Academy – Global Grooves
www.globalgrooves.org/batucada-academy/
Love drumming? Love Samba? You’ll love Batukada Academy ! Led by internationally renowned
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Creating Carnival 2017: The Desi Carnival

2 Days Leon Patel Open Level

We’re please to announce a new Carnival presentation for 2017: The Desi Carnival This summer we will see the birth of a breathtaking new carnival performance created in partnership with Manchester Mega Mela, Cabasa Carnival Arts, The Vale, Bhangracise and funded by Arts Council England. The project will bring together over 100 community performers, and numerous makers to share in a […]

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Pandeiro Course

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June 2Hrs Leon Patel Open Level

Global Grooves: A Short Course in Pandeiro Wednesday 7th June – Wednesday 28th June 7.00-9.15pm £40 FULL / £35 CONCESSIONS / £12 PER SESSION Global Grooves is proud to announce its third short course in pandeiro. This four-week course gives an introduction to playing the national instrument of Brazil, helping players to develop their set-up […]

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