News

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.

BIG NEWS! Northern Carnival Centre Of Excellence to be built in Tameside

Global Grooves has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years’ worth of our creative work. We lost hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of giant puppets and hand made costumes when our storage warehouse at Ray Mill in Stalybridge burned to the ground in March. But now […]

Baka Beyond are coming to The Vale

We are delighted to announce that Baka Beyond will be visiting the Vale this October! 2018 is Baka Beyond’s 25th anniversary. In October 1993 their groundbreaking album ‘Spirit of the Forest’ hit the scene to great acclaim. The release is regarded as a classic of the genre. They will be celebrating 25 years of recording […]

Calling all performers / poets / musicians

Open Mic Opportunity Rise! are looking for local performers, poets, musicians and creative’s who’d like to join them for their upcoming gig at The Vale on 19thMay.   Rise! are opening the door to anyone who uses narrative storytelling in their work. They invite you to perform at their show alongside other local acts across a […]

Creative Workshops throughout Spring with ReCreate Mossley

Re-Create Mossley are a diverse group of local people who share a creative vision.   ‘To make art & crafting accessible and fun and to share our skills and passion with artists, and groups at community events.”   RCM pool ideas, skills and resources and create crafty solutions for events across Mossley. In Spring, the sessions […]