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The Vale Welcomes The Abney Orchestra

  We’re pleased to announce that The Abney Orchestra are moving into our community space The Vale  for their weekly rehearsals! We’re thrilled to be able to support the Orchestra after their long-standing venue and our neighbours, The Abney Church, has unfortunately had to be closed. The Abney Orchestra will be rehearsing every Friday night at […]

The carnival lives on

The carnival lives on

The first Mossley Light Festival may have transformed the northern town for just one night, but the change in the community will be much more long term. Leon Patel, Global Grooves CEO explains how it empowered local people. last November: five artists’ commissions, a visual art exhibition in train stations and a market ground community [...]
Supporting the Carnival workforce

Supporting the Carnival workforce

As part of our commitment to supporting artists at every stage of their career, Global Grooves has supported Emily Wood, Artistic Director of Cabasa Carnival Arts and two of our Future Leaders graduates, Kate Rothery and Rowan Taylor with return flights to support their international development work. They are traveling to Trinidad & Tobago this [...]
It’s been a jam-packed 2016 for Global Grooves

It’s been a jam-packed 2016 for Global Grooves

“You have inspired me to move forward as an artist and do what I want to do.” -  Josh, 17yrs, Future Leaders 2016 It’s been a jam-packed year for Global Grooves, and we’re proud to share with you the fantastic things we’ve achieved. We completed the second round of Future Leaders Arts Apprenticeships with a [...]
Global Grooves November 2014 Update

Global Grooves November 2014 Update

What a fantastic year we have had so far! We have some very exciting things coming up to finish off the year as well as some updates about our 2015 work. We would like to say a big thank you to all of our participants, funders, volunteers, staff and everyone that has made 2014 a […]

Global Grooves 2013-2014 Reports and Evaluations

Global Grooves 2013-2014 Reports and Evaluations

It’s been a fantastic year and we are proud to present our 2013/14 project report. Also, please feel free to read our accounts of the key learning from our projects and events, and enjoy some of our project videos and clips. Project Report 2013-2014 Future Leaders Documentary Future Leaders Case Study Future Leaders External Evaluation […]

Creating Carnival 2014 Goes Global

Creating Carnival 2014 Goes Global

After 2 fantastic weekends in Preston (UK) for the first ever Creating Carnival conferences we’re happy to announce it’s gone global! Global Grooves Team: Leon Patel, Eraldo de Sa Marques, Adriana Rosso and Genevieve Estevez-Baker are taking Creating Carnival global with stops off in Singapore and New Zealand to deliver their expertise in Afro-Brazilian percussion […]

Global Grooves 2012 Summer of Success!

Global Grooves 2012 Summer of Success!

This summer, Junk Jam enjoyed two premier outings at the Manchester Day Parade in June and at the Manchester Jazz Festival in July. With over 100 performers, this outrageous and inspirational spectacle took to the Manchester streets to show off the hard work of Global Grooves’ volunteer and artist team. There is already the potential […]

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