Jane initially became involved with Global Grooves as a volunteer with one of our community projects in Oldham in the early 2000s. Jane saw an opportunity to transfer her previous professional skills in Higher Education to an exciting new environment and continue with her commitment to social action. Since then, Jane has managed a number of unique Global Grooves projects with a focus on widening access and participation to carnival arts and its related skills such as creative computing.
Jane is inspired by projects that use Carnival as a way of developing more confident individuals and building stronger communities. Jane has worked with Global Grooves and key partners to deliver the first Mossley Light Festival 2016 which was a lovely example of what can be achieved when individuals and communities work together towards a common goal.