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Bringing warmth and light to Tameside this winter

Bringing warmth and light to Tameside this winter

When it’s dark and wet outside, Carnival doesn’t stop – in fact, we think it’s when it’s needed most! We’ve got some great events and workshops coming up and, as usual, you can join us and get involved! The first is the Tameside Winter Carnival, this year held in Stalybridge on Saturday 16 November. We’re […]

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 [...]
FLAGS & WINGS COLLECTION

FLAGS & WINGS COLLECTION

SILK FLAGS We have a large selection of beautiful 4-metre hand painted silk Festival and Event flags available to hire for any occasion. Whether installed as a backdrop to an event, hand held for a parade or part of a performance.  We have a choice of designs from traditional African inspired patterns, all the way [...]
Devils

Devils

The Devils are coming. This thrilling and chaotic street act will inspire fear and humour, noisy whistles, thrashing metal and lots and lots of mischief… book this act is you want to cause a stir. Better the devil you know…covered in mud and made to cause mischief, our troupe of devils are guaranteed to connect [...]
Oxumaré

Oxumaré

The rainbow and the snake, representing fortune, time and transformation, Oxumaré is a deity from the Candomblé tradition, paying homage to our ancient African ancestors. Standing at an impressive 4 meters tall, Oxumaré (oh-shoo-mar-ay) is an elegant, shimmering being and all the colours of the rainbow. Oxumaré will captivate audiences as well as representing and [...]
Toni the Fire Breathing Bat

Toni the Fire Breathing Bat

With sweeping wings and scorched metal, Toni the Fire Bat is a visitor from an ancient, magical past, awoken from the fiery belly of the Earth. This awe-inspiring street spectacle will blow audiences away and light the way with bat fire. An Incredible Street Theatre Performance. Flying above the crowds and spitting out fire deep [...]
Phil the Phoenix

Phil the Phoenix

Born out of fire and back from the ashes, Phil the Phoenix is an awe-inspiring wandering act. With huge, beautiful fiery silk wings and charming personality, Phil can add some special magic to your event. .  A magical, mystical icon of fire and power, Phil will amaze audiences with his huge silk wings and gentle [...]

KANTABEN – The Indian Roller Bird

Soaring over the crowds, this beautiful Indian Roller Bird puppet will astound your audiences with her 4.5 metre wing span and charming character. Kantaben is a beautiful and playful Roller Bird, clad in Indian fabrics and flapping her beautiful silk wings, watch in wonder as she soars and swoops high over the heads of the [...]

THE SPICE GIRLS – stilt walking Indian elephants

Like the real Spice Girls, only taller, Indian…and elephants! This beautiful walkabout act features our stilt walking Indian elephants, The Spice Girls! Featuring colourful costumes, playful puppeteers and accompanying musicians & performers, this act will add something extra special to your event. Our Indian elephant stilt performers are an entertaining walkabout act, perfect for festivals [...]