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Terry and Donna

Terry and Donna

Donna and Terry are colourful, bright and with generally friendly demeanours. They are seriously impressive dinosaurs! Flying about 2 meters above the heads of the astonished audience, their bodies are 2m long and each wing is over 2 m wide giving an overall wingspan of 4.5 meters - a little under 15 feet. Donna and [...]
Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox

Try to keep up with the lightening fast and cheeky Arctic Fox. Legend has it that he once ran so fast through the snow, his tail caused sparks to fly into the night sky, creating the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights). He's very friendly with loads of energy, but be quick, before he runs off [...]
Padmini and Sivaji

Padmini and Sivaji

Our Indian movie star royalty are built to dance – and your guests will be joining them once they see these jaw-dropping puppets! Decked out in their finery, Padmini and Sivaji also glow after dark. Named after the famous movie stars, Padmini and Sivaji can venture out in isolation or as a duo and, despite [...]
The Glowing Gastropods

The Glowing Gastropods

Who said snails are sluggish? Enjoy our dim-yet-daring snail riders, Penny Slugworth, Sleepy Pete, Rosemary Ripple and Gastroflash, as they race their Giant African land snails around your event. Hint – it’s a race of endurance! Each snail comes equipped with a rider, ready to take on the challenge and amuse your guests with their [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Giant Puppet Puppeteers Needed!

Giant Puppet Puppeteers Needed!

Ever Wanted to be a Giant Bird, Fire Breathing Bat or Illuminated Robot?     Join our address book of puppeteers and bring our giant puppets to life at festivals and events throughout 2019 and beyond! We’re looking for people with puppeteering, performance, or acting experience, but will consider applications from anyone who feels that they could […]

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 [...]