We're recruiting a Marketing and Communications Manager

We’re seeking to appoint an experienced and versatile Marketing and Communications Manager, who will devise and deliver strategies (relating to marketing, comms, audience and new business development) to achieve our financial and audience targets. And help to elevate the work of Global Grooves as leader in our sector.

Masterclass in Samba Reggae with Vinícius Silva

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Samba Reggae with a workshop led by renowned percussionist Vinícius Silva of Ilê Aiyê. This comprehensive experience aims to not only teach rhythm and technique but provide insights into the cultural significance of Samba Reggae and its connection to Neguinho do Samba. All welcome.

Bang, stomp, blow! Bloco classes for percussionists, dancers, and horn players!

Join the Global Grooves bloco! Bring your energy and enthusiasm as you enjoy weekly classes in percussion, dance, and horns.

Solar power for our home The Vale

We are delighted to be able to share that we have been awarded a Sustainability Fund grant from Saddleworth Community Hydro. This funding is a big step towards our target of Net Zero by 2030 in line with Greater Manchester. In addition it will increase our engagement of local communities and young people in sustainability and the environment.

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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Featured Events & Opportunities

We're recruiting a Marketing and Communications Manager

We’re seeking to appoint an experienced and versatile Marketing and Communications Manager, who will devise and deliver marketing, communications, and audience development strategy and help to position the work of Global Grooves as leader in our sector.

Masterclass in Samba Reggae with Vinícius Silva

mmerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Samba Reggae with a workshop led by renowned percussionist Vinícius Silva of Ilê Aiyê. This comprehensive experience aims to not only teach rhythm and technique but provide insights into the cultural significance of Samba Reggae and its connection to Neguinho do Samba. All welcome.

Solar power for our home The Vale

We are delighted to be able to share that we have been awarded a Sustainability Fund grant from Saddleworth Community Hydro. This funding is a big step towards our target of Net Zero by 2030 in line with Greater Manchester. In addition it will increase our engagement of local communities and young people in sustainability and the environment.

Future Leaders

We’re especially proud of our Future Leaders programme, an innovative training programme in music, dance, and visual arts for emerging young artists aged 12-25, designed to enable the next generation of arts leaders to pave the way for those that follow.

Courses & Classes

Music, dance, visual arts. We bring people together in Carnival-arts inspired courses and classes throughout the year. From masterclasses in a particular tradition to skills development courses in the community, keep an eye on these pages to see what we can offer you, your business, your band and your community group.

Volunteering

Volunteering is the perfect way to meet likeminded people in your community, learn something new from experienced artists and pass on your own skills and experience. We welcome volunteers in all areas of our organisation: from session leaders to puppet constructors to performers. And, with the redevelopment of our home, The Vale, we’ll be looking out for new volunteers, too.

Performing

Our performance opportunities are many and varied, and we employ both seasoned performers and emerging artists, looking to learn, shadow and add vibrant performances to their portfolio. Our performance opportunities will be listed right here, but make sure you’re in touch with us to receive our regular performer call-outs.

Work with us

If you have an idea or a dream, a commission or an invitation, a project or a partner, a problem or a solution, then we want to hear from you! Our collaboration could be just round the corner.

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