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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 […]

Active Citizens Social Leadership Programme

Active Citizens Social Leadership Programme

Active Citizens Social Leadership Programme Don’t wait for change, connect with a local and global community and make it happen! Global Grooves invites people 18+ to complete the prestigious British Council Active Citizens training programme in Tameside. The Active Citizens programme brings people together to learn from and share with each other. This amazing free […]

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 Vale Welcomes The Abney Orchestra

  We’re pleased to announce that The Abney Orchestra are moving into our community space The Vale  for their weekly rehearsals! We’re thrilled to be able to support the Orchestra after their long-standing venue and our neighbours, The Abney Church, has unfortunately had to be closed. The Abney Orchestra will be rehearsing every Friday night at […]