We create the environment for Carnival arts, people and communities to thrive!

Since 2003 Global Grooves has studied, practised, developed and shared inspirational Carnival arts practice from around the world throughout the UK and internationally.

We feel incredibly privileged to embrace diverse global traditions with great integrity and respect, creating projects that motivate more people to connect with the arts as a way of making positive change for both themselves and others.

 

What we do

We are committed to creating environments for world-class Carnival arts to happen and bring people of every kind together to learn, share, collaborate and develop through music, dance and visual arts.

Our Carnival processes and productions reach a multitude of people taking inspirational shapes and forms in towns and cities, events, festivals, organisations, communities and education environments.

 

Learning

We offer incredible training, courses and masterclasses in music, dance, visual arts and Carnival from around the globe alongside extensive development opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Consultancy

We are specialists in helping arts organisations develop and corporate businesses and local councils to connect with their people and communities in a meaningful way through the arts. Our door is open to everyone.

Performances

Our ambitious performances and parades never fail to push boundaries, inject vibrant energy, colour, illumination and intrigue, and explore innovative ways to fund and deliver an exciting artistic vision.

Creations and Costumes

Hire or commission your own bespoke creations, puppets, walkabout acts, costumes, flags and wings – for every conceivable event or occasion.

Our Carnival Experience

Carnival means many different things to many people, depending on their experiences, cultures and communities – which is part of both its beauty and its potential. Our lead artists were either born in the lands of the Carnival traditions we represent, or have immersed themselves in learning and mentorship with an array of highly respected artists, teachers and performers from cultures around the globe. From Africa to Brazil, Cuba and the Caribbean to India, we are honoured and humbled to have the opportunity to share a glimpse of the rich and often intertwined heritage of these phenomenal traditions in the work we do.

Who we serve

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