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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 [...]
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 […]

Creating Carnival Illuminated!

Creating Carnival Illuminated!

We are excited to announce the next series of Creating Carnival opportunities! Following the huge success of our 2017 ‘Desi Carnival’ we are going to do it all again but this time, ILLUMINATED! We have LOTS and LOTS going on leading up to this winter’s carnival season. From drumming and dance masterclasses and performances, to […]

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 [...]
Global Grooves November 2014 Update

Global Grooves November 2014 Update

What a fantastic year we have had so far! We have some very exciting things coming up to finish off the year as well as some updates about our 2015 work. We would like to say a big thank you to all of our participants, funders, volunteers, staff and everyone that has made 2014 a […]

Creating Carnival 2014 Goes Global

Creating Carnival 2014 Goes Global

After 2 fantastic weekends in Preston (UK) for the first ever Creating Carnival conferences we’re happy to announce it’s gone global! Global Grooves Team: Leon Patel, Eraldo de Sa Marques, Adriana Rosso and Genevieve Estevez-Baker are taking Creating Carnival global with stops off in Singapore and New Zealand to deliver their expertise in Afro-Brazilian percussion […]