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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 […]