Join our Carnival community 2019!

Posted on: 27th March 2019
Robot drummers and Tempest dancer, Oldham Town Centre

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 are continuing to build upon with the second phase throughout 2019 (see how you can get involved below).

With the help of our Carnival community we delivered some incredible performances at amazing events in 2018. We created beautiful new work, delivered master class workshops in music, dance & visual arts, and made thousands of people very happy.

Let’s do it all again in 2019!

We are looking for volunteers to bring our Carnival creations alive again at a variety of events across the UK including:

RunFest Run (TBC) | Hampshire | 2nd June
Spare Parts Festival | Oldham | 8th June
Saddleworth Show | Greenfield, Saddleworth | 30th June
Blue Dot Festival | Jodrell Bank | 19th & 20th July
Manchester Mega Mela (TBC) | Manchester | 21st July
Kendal Calling | Kendal | 26th & 27th July
Carfest North (TBC) | Bolesworth | 26th – 28th July
Cotton Clouds | Greenfield, Saddleworth |16th & 17th August
Carfest South (TBC)| Hampshire | 23rd – 25th August
Festival Of The Sky | Cleethorpes | 7th September
Manchester Dashehra Diwali Mela (TBC) | Manchester |12th October

Volunteer positions include free entry to the festivals, training and expenses (where possible).

How to get involved with Global Grooves

Take a look at the dates of the events and let us know your availability and how you would like to be involved. This could be operating a giant puppet, wearing a beautiful carnival costume, or helping crew a spectacular event.

No experience? No problem! All relevant training will be provided.

All our volunteer roles tend to fill up fast, so get In touch soon to register your interest.

There also will be some paid roles available for more specialist artists and performers.

We look forward to creating more magical memories with you this season!

Please click below to fill out our online form and we’ll be in touch soon.

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