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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

Want to get involved?

We're recruiting a Programme Manager

Global Grooves is seeking a highly organised, motivated, and dedicated individual to help develop and manage our funded programmes and touring productions. The role will offer administrative and project management support to set up, deliver, market and evaluate projects associated with our learning and participation programme both on and off site as well as the project management and production of performances and touring work.

We're recruiting an Arts Administrator

Global Grooves is seeking an organised, highly motivated, and dedicated individual to help develop the administrative and sales hub of the company. The role will offer administrative and sales support to the consortium of organisations based at The Vale taking on a variety of responsibilities in support of our administrative and sales workflow.

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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