We’re recruiting a community cast of 75 performers that will have the chance to work together with our expert carnival artists to develop a new piece of music and dance that’s gonna nock their socks off. There’s a place for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned performer or completely new to making music and dancing.
25 drummers, 25 dancers and 25 brass and reed players will work together with Global Grooves at our Carnival Arts Centre The Vale. We will then share our new Carnival magic with the people of Mossley and beyond as part of Emmaus’ 25th Birthday celebration. No previous experience is necessary to take part but we also welcome seasoned performers.
I WANT TO DANCE
Want to wear incredible Carnival costume and dance the day away to some funky carnival beats? Then this is the place for you. No previous experience is necessary, we just require your commitment and your energy. And its Free! Donations to Emmaus welcome
I WANT TO PLAY BRASS / REEDS / MELODY
Got a Trumpet gathering dust in the cupboard? Professional performer who wants to give back to their community? If you have experience in playing brass or reeds at whatever level then join the band and help create some funked up horn lines to feed our drummers and dancers and get Mossley grooving. And its Free! Donations to Emmaus welcome.
I WANT TO DRUM
Join the Emmaus percussion band and create some beats and breaks with internationally acclaimed percussionists in open and friendly workshops. No previous experience is necessary, we just require your commitment and your energy. And its Free! Donations to Emmaus welcome.
Places are limited to 25 per section. The event is completely free for all participants, and you will be guided through a structured, accessible and fun weekend to learn how to put together a Carnival presentation an give an extra special birthday gift of Carnival, energy and love to our friends at Emmaus. The workshops and performances are suitable for 13yrs plus*. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
*Younger participants may be able to access this if they have previous experience. Please contact us.
Workshops and Rehearsals: Friday 11th November 7pm – 9:30pm and 12th November 10 – 12pm. Performance: 12th November – The performance will take place after the final rehearsal. Exact performance times TBC.