Welcome to The Vale!

Whether you’re a professional Carnival artist looking to develop your practice at our Northern Carnival Centre for Excellence, or a
passionate purveyor of the arts in your spare time, The Vale is the perfect place to call home. Based in Mossley, in the foothills of the Peak District, The Vale is a former textile mill converted to a state-of-the-art venue for all kinds of artistic, creative and Carnival happenings.

We’re so excited you’re joining us for the official launch!

On this page, you’ll find out exactly what we have going on for you over the weekend. There will be plenty of opportunity to experience our brand new, purpose-built facilities across activities of all kinds – and hopefully you’ll be begging to come back afterwards to enjoy our ongoing programme, too.

Check out our full calendar below, and make sure to book your spot before they’re all taken. Thankfully, we have a plentiful programme running during the day and in to the evening so there’s plenty of chance to come down.

Who are we?

The Vale is home to and managed by Carnival arts organisation, Global Grooves. Founded by three percussion artists who all grew up in community music projects, our directors Leon, Holly, and Eraldo, have pushed forward the growth of the organisation and scale of ambition alongside dozens of talented artists.

In The Vale, we’ve realised our dream – a perfectly-tailored environment where people can come together to celebrate, share, and develop skills, in whichever way appeals to them most. We profoundly hope to leave a legacy of talented people to steward, protect, and grow the art forms we love. The launch is just the very beginning, and we’re so pleased you’re here with us.

What’s on

Friday 10 September

Saturday 11 September

Sunday 12 September