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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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ENGAGEMENT 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.

CARNIVAL CENTRE

The Vale, a new Carnival Centre of excellence for artists, audiences and communities.

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CARNIVAL 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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Afro-Brazilian dance with live percussion

Weekly Adriana Rosso Open Level

Afro- Brazilian dance brings together the rhythms and swing of Afro-Brazilian percussion with the grace and energy of traditional Brazilian dance such as Samba, Samba-Reggae, Maracatu, Frevo, coco, Maxixe, Caboclinho, Dance of orixas and other styles routed in Africa. This class is for anyone who are curious about Brazilian culture and wants to widen their […]

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Batukada Academy

From: £18.35 / month
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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Active Citizens Social Leadership Programme

Active Citizens Social Leadership Programme

Active Citizens Social Leadership Programme Don’t wait for change, connect with a local and global community and make it happen! Global Grooves invites people 18+ to complete the prestigious British Council Active Citizens training programme in Tameside. The Active Citizens programme brings people together to learn from and share with each other. This amazing free […]

Brass & Horns. Join Our Carnival Family!

Brass & Horns. Join Our Carnival Family!

Terrific at Trumpet or Trombone? Super on the Sousaphone? Stupendous on the Sax? Join our Carnival family! Global Grooves are looking for: Sousaphone players Trombone players Sax players Trumpet players & everything in between …to join the Global Grooves Bloco! We’re looking to build a horns and brass mega-group to do some exciting gigs and [...]
It’s time to do something INCREDIBLE!

It’s time to do something INCREDIBLE!

On Tuesday 20th August, Global Grooves and Cabasa Carnival Arts will be bringing a Carnival spectacular to some very poorly Children at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. All ages and experience levels are welcome. You're invited to join us and help bring Carnival magic to the staff and patients of the hospital. In the morning, we’ll deliver a short roof-top percussion [...]

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Our Team

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