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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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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.

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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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Masterclass with Seby Ntege (24 Nov)

£0.00
1 day Seby Ntege Open Level

We are recruiting collective of 20 musicians of any discipline with complementary skills and musical genres. We are particularly interested in hearing from vocalists, multi instrumentalists and harmony / melody players of any instrument.

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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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Rated 5.00 out of 5

Batukada Academy

£5.00£60.00
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

Latest News

We’re back from the ashes..

We’re back from the ashes..

Global Grooves is once again flying high after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years worth of work. We lost hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of giant puppets and handprinted costumes when our storage warehouse at Ray Mill in Stalybridge burned to ground in March. But with support from Arts Council England and over [...]
Family Lantern Workshops for Manchester Dashehra Diwali Mela

Family Lantern Workshops for Manchester Dashehra Diwali Mela

Join us at the 13th annual Manchester Dashehra Diwali Mela! Global Grooves’ artist and lantern extraordinaire, Gordon Banks, will be leading family lantern workshops in preparation for the Diwali Mela. You’re invited to join us for FREE Lantern Making workshops at Manchester Central Library and to take part in a magical lantern parade at the Diwali […]

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Our Team

Meet The Global Grooves Team