Enter your keyword



Showing 1–12 of 16 results



1 - 2 Days Holly Prest Open Level

Sat 22nd April Please note tickets for the course on Sat 1st April are no longer available. DANCE Following on from a brilliant workshop last year, Global Grooves are pleased to announce an exciting new workshop to enjoy and explore Afro-Brazilian dance with Adriana Rosso. This class is for anyone who is curious about Brazilian […]


Afro-Brazilian dance with live percussion

Weekly Adriana Rosso Open Level

Afro- Brazilian dance brings together the rhythms and swing of Afro-Brazilian percussion with the grace and energy of traditional Brazilian dance such as Samba, Samba-Reggae, Maracatu, Frevo, coco, Maxixe, Caboclinho, Dance of orixas and other styles routed in Africa. This class is for anyone who are curious about Brazilian culture and wants to widen their […]

Journey of the Orixas

Join the Global Grooves Bloco and workshop delivery team!

Ongoing Applications Leon Patel Advanced

Calling all performers, producers, crew and workshop leaders! Join the Global Grooves Bloco and workshop delivery team! GG is seeking a team of artists to form our brand new Carnival Bloco, kicking off with a hot season of festivals and events all over the UK this summer! Please note this call out is for advanced […]


Creating Carnival 2017: The Desi Carnival

2 Days Leon Patel Open Level

We’re please to announce a new Carnival presentation for 2017: The Desi Carnival This summer we will see the birth of a breathtaking new carnival performance created in partnership with Manchester Mega Mela, Cabasa Carnival Arts, The Vale, Bhangracise and funded by Arts Council England. The project will bring together over 100 community performers, and numerous makers to share in a […]


The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital – Perform! (8 Jun)

1 day Leon Patel Open Level

Can You Do Something Incredible? Calling all dancers, drummers, and brass players! On Friday 8th June, Global Grooves will be bringing a Carnival spectacular to some very poorly Children at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. 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 […]

Rated 5.00 out of 5

Creating Carnival Singapore

12th - 18th February Leon Patel Open Level

Creating Carnival Singapore 2017 We are pleased to announce our second Creating Carnival Singapore programme. The Global Grooves team will be delivering a series of percussion, dance and song master-classes and workshop in collaboration with the numerous carnival collectives based in the City. The programme will feature open workshops in partnership with Singapura Dub Club […]


Do Something Incredible!

9am-1pm Leon Patel Open Level

WE NEED YOUR HELP Can you do something incredible for The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital? Global Grooves will be bringing a Carnival celebration to some very poorly children and we need your help! Can you spare 4 hours to do something incredible? WHERE: Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital WHEN: Friday 9th June 9am-1pm We’d love to see […]


Blue Dot Festival – ‘Out of this World’ (20-21 Jul)

2 days Leon Patel Open Level

Out of this World – Night Parades with Global Grooves As the headliners come to a close, stay vigilant in the main arena and watch out for Out of this World: an other-worldy procession of curious characters by Global Grooves. Blending together Carnival arts, thumping percussion, ethereal beings and illuminated lanterns, the Friday and Saturday night parades […]


Manchester Mega Mela – Desi Street Party (22 Jul)

1 day Leon Patel Open Level

Manchester Mega Mela is here! Join Global Grooves on Sunday 22nd of July for our Desi Street Mela! We will be hitting Platt Fields park with our amazing new creations to animate the Mela with carnival goodness. From roaming tigers, to Desi Carnival and stilt walking elephants – the event will be a spectacle to […]


Kendal Calling – It’s Carnival Time (28 Jul)

1 day Leon Patel Open Level

Kendal Calling – It’s Carnival Time. We come together 2.10PM Saturday 28th July at Lowther Deer Park for the Kendal Calling parade to go Into the Future! Expect an other-worldy procession of curious characters. Blending carnival costumes, thumping percussion and ethereal beings, the Kendal Calling annual shimmy-shake across the fields will be a spectacle to behold.  […]


Sambangra Masterclass – CarFest North (28-29 Jul)

2 days* Ian Holmes-Lewis Open Level

Global Grooves presents…. A weekend with Sambangra! Percussion workshops plus parade Sat 28th & Sun 29th July 2018 Following the success of Global Grooves’ CarFest Adventures 2017, we are delighted to offer this open Masterclass weekend led by the incredible Ian Holmes-Lewis of Sambangra. We would like to call all Sambangra members old and new […]


Cotton Clouds Carnival (18 Aug)

1-2 days Leon Patel

Global Grooves brings Carnival to Cotton Clouds Festival Cotton Clouds Festival returns in 2018 after a stunning sold out debut resulted in being shortlisted for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards. Situated in the old, industrial wool powerhouse of Saddleworth and set against the picturesque vista of the Peak District National Park, Cotton […]