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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 [...]
JOIN OUR CARNIVAL COMMUNITY 2019!

JOIN OUR CARNIVAL COMMUNITY 2019!

JOIN OUR CARNIVAL COMMUNITY 2019!Opportunities to bring alive giant puppets, wear amazing costumes, perform, crew and experience some of the UK’s best festivals this summer. Take part in our carnival community We're back! It’s been just over a year since our devastating fire, but we came back from the ashes with Project Phoenix, which we [...]
Help bring us back from the ashes

Help bring us back from the ashes

Learn about our story Global Grooves needs your help! On the 18th March over five years of creative work produced by Global Grooves was burnt to a crisp. We are now reaching out to our global community to ask for support in raising funds to help replace these items. Every penny will help and be [...]
Adventures in The Gambia!

Adventures in The Gambia!

On 28th January 2018, 39 Artists from Manchester arrive in The Gambia for an experience and journey no one could expect.. We’re greeted with anticipation, excitement and The Gambian national press! After a quick interview with Leon, Holly and emerging producer, Freya Bennett-Neilson, the team piles into 3 crowded Gelly Gelly’s for the hour-long journey […]

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, […]

The carnival lives on

The carnival lives on

The first Mossley Light Festival may have transformed the northern town for just one night, but the change in the community will be much more long term. Leon Patel, Global Grooves CEO explains how it empowered local people. last November: five artists’ commissions, a visual art exhibition in train stations and a market ground community [...]
It’s been a jam-packed 2016 for Global Grooves

It’s been a jam-packed 2016 for Global Grooves

“You have inspired me to move forward as an artist and do what I want to do.” -  Josh, 17yrs, Future Leaders 2016 It’s been a jam-packed year for Global Grooves, and we’re proud to share with you the fantastic things we’ve achieved. We completed the second round of Future Leaders Arts Apprenticeships with a [...]
Global Grooves 2012 Summer of Success!

Global Grooves 2012 Summer of Success!

This summer, Junk Jam enjoyed two premier outings at the Manchester Day Parade in June and at the Manchester Jazz Festival in July. With over 100 performers, this outrageous and inspirational spectacle took to the Manchester streets to show off the hard work of Global Grooves’ volunteer and artist team. There is already the potential […]

Cabasa Carnival Arts Offical Lead Partner Of Junk Jam

Cabasa Carnival Arts Offical Lead Partner Of Junk Jam

Global Grooves is delighted to announce that Cabasa Carnival Arts will become the lead creative partner of the Junk Jam project! Global Grooves and CCA will work closely together on the design and carnival development area of the project. Artistic Director Emily wood said “We are really excited about this programme and looking forward to […]