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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 [...]
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 […]

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 [...]
Supporting the Carnival workforce

Supporting the Carnival workforce

As part of our commitment to supporting artists at every stage of their career, Global Grooves has supported Emily Wood, Artistic Director of Cabasa Carnival Arts and two of our Future Leaders graduates, Kate Rothery and Rowan Taylor with return flights to support their international development work. They are traveling to Trinidad & Tobago this [...]
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 [...]