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WE'RE RECRUITING A GENERAL MANAGER

In this moment of growing momentum, opportunity and scope, we are looking for someone extraordinary with a passion for working in the cultural sector and events industry to understand, nurture and develop a combined vision and ambition.

PERCUSSION (Future Leaders)

Are you a Global Grooves Future Leaders percussion Alumni? Do you want to perform in one of the biggest street celebrations this century? Find out how to get involved here.

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?

Emmaus Mossley 25th Birthday - Carnival Band!

To celebrate 25 years of Emmaus Mossley we are creating an extra special Carnival Band to bring our community together in a vibrant, fun and exciting celebration this September. To say thanks for all their incredible work in our community Global Grooves will be giving the gift of Carnival to Emmaus as part of their big birthday bash.

Creating Carnival

Join us on an adventure..

It’s been a long time coming and we are itching to get back on the road for what’s gearing up to be Global Grooves’ biggest and most vibrant Carnival parade to date. With brand new puppets, costume, chorography, and music in the making, it’s time to come together and bring some Carnival magic to the masses.

This time, Manchester style... Excited? We are too!

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Are you a Global Grooves Future Leaders percussion Alumni?
Do you want to perform in one of the biggest street celebrations this century?

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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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