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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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Our projects provide opportunities to engage in high quality arts, and aim to reach and inspire everyone.


Inspiring workshops and training celebrating the arts, culture and Carnival for organisations, schools and communities.


Incredible training, courses and masterclasses in music, dance, visual arts and Carnival from around the globe.


Breathtaking, crowd-stopping Carnival events and performances that connect with your audiences like no other.


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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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.


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.


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.


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!


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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Global Grooves West African Percussion Fundraiser

1 day Leon Patel Open Level

Global Grooves West African Percussion Fundraiser Sunday 14th January 12pm – 6pm The Vale, Unit 2 Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley, OL5 9JL Heat up the winter months with Global Grooves. Join Leon Patel for this afternoon session exploring West African percussion arrangements and techniques to help raise funds for Kartong Festival 2018. Focusing on […]

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Batukada Academy

Weekly Eraldo Marques Open Level
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Love drumming? Love Samba? You’ll love Batukada Academy ! Led by internationally renowned

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Creating Carnival Illuminated!

Creating Carnival Illuminated!

We are excited to announce the next series of Creating Carnival opportunities! Following the huge success of our 2017 ‘Desi Carnival’ we are going to do it all again but this time, ILLUMINATED! We have LOTS and LOTS going on leading up to this winter’s carnival season. From drumming and dance masterclasses and performances, to […]

Global Grooves brings CAR-nival to Car Fest!

Global Grooves brings CAR-nival to Car Fest!

WOW, what an amazing time we had at CarFest North 2017! The Global Grooves team have just returned from a hectic weekend at Car Fest North where we brought a team of artists to create the first ever CAR-nival! Together with a team of volunteers and festival goers we made a giant octopus, an incredible […]

The Vale Welcomes The Abney Orchestra

The Vale Welcomes The Abney Orchestra

  We’re pleased to announce that The Abney Orchestra are moving into our community space The Vale  for their weekly rehearsals! We’re thrilled to be able to support the Orchestra after their long-standing venue and our neighbours, The Abney Church, has unfortunately had to be closed. The Abney Orchestra will be rehearsing every Friday night at […]

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