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Looking to work in the arts? Join our Creative Careers Camp!

Have you always been interested in working in culture and the arts? Are you not sure how to get your foot in the door? It sounds like Global Grooves’ Creative Careers Camp could be for you! Register for this free course by emailing Sophie ([email protected]) or calling 0161 870 6895. This twelve-week course, facilitated over […]

Creative Computing – free training!

Click Together returns again from  July – all online. Register for this free course by emailing Sophie ([email protected]) or calling 0161 870 6895. This twelve-week course, facilitated over Zoom, is completely free and designed for you to brush up on your digital skills. As the lockdown has shown, we live in an increasingly digital world. Getting […]

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Creative Care Kit – keep well with creativity

The Vale and Global Grooves have been working with 26 other organisations across Greater Manchester to make and distribute 22,000 Creative Care Kits to young people with limited internet access. You are welcome to download your own copy of the 36 page book full of ideas, activities and tips to support wellbeing. This resource is […]

Calling all performers!

Do you want a slot on our digital stage? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Have you been hanging out with your guitar at home? Got the whole household dancing by your drum kit? Maybe you’ve […]

Launch of The VALE LIVE

THE VALE LIVE presents a dynamic lineup of acts from across the globe, broadcasting from our virtual venue, live to your living room! Kicking off on 24th April, The Vale Live will bring you wonderful talent every Wednesday and Friday from our favourite artists in isolation. No need to move from the couch (unless you’re […]

The Missing Patch by Global Grooves

Can you help us with the missing patch?

Unusual things happened at the spot where the mill once stood. I’d seen strangely dressed figures riding snails in formation, and a dragon blackening the abandoned doors with its fiery breath. When I’d seen the Tyrannosaurus Rex chained to a stake I thought I was seeing things, but it had been the talk of the […]

Out of work and looking to develop your skills?

Then look no further! Global Grooves is delighted to announce a brand new course, Click Together, a Creative Careers Camp. If you’re 18+, a Greater Manchester resident with the right to work in the UK but currently unemployed, you can join Global Grooves every Tuesday morning (term time only) in Ashton-under-Lyne for creative taster sessions […]

Bringing warmth and light to Tameside

When it’s dark and wet outside, Carnival doesn’t stop – in fact, we think it’s when it’s needed most! We’ve got some great events and workshops coming up and, as usual, you can join us and get involved! The first is the Tameside Winter Carnival, this year held in Stalybridge on Saturday 16 November. Global […]

Kantaben and Kate at Cotton Clouds 2019

Update: autumn 2019

Now the rain is coming down and the temperatures have dropped, it’s quite nice to have a breather and take stock – as The Vale has been a hive of activity all summer. From painting parties to rehearsals to summer schools to training programmes, we’ve had all sorts of people beavering away on all sorts […]

Artist impression of the new-look Vale entrance

Welcome to The Vale!

You may have heard our news… we’re busy fundraising to develop The Vale from an old mill building into a high quality arts space for everyone to enjoy.