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Calling Aspiring Musicians, Promoters and Technicians.. We want you!

Join us for a once-in-a-career opportunity to work with music leaders and industry experts to equip, plan, programme, promote and launch a brand new music venue in Tameside opening in 2021. Vale Sounds is a six-month training programme for young people aged 16-21 to equip and launch a brand-new music venue in Tameside. Getting underway […]

Northern Carnival Centre of Excellence…here we come!

We’re very pleased to announce, we have now officially started our Capital project! Contractors are on site, walls are coming down, and work is officially underway to transform The Vale into the Carnival Centre of Excellence in the North! It’s been quite the journey to this point of building work commencing in our venue, and […]

The RETURN of The Vale Live!

The Vale Live is BACK for several weekly live streams in partnership with the Mossley Town Council’s Christmas Cracker 2020, featuring some of your favourite acts from last time alongside new faces to our virtual stage. Seeing you in to the festive season, our first announcement includes: Sun 29th November 4pm – Emily & The […]

Creative Career Courses, this January at The Vale

We’re proud to be hosting two brand new creative courses starting in January 2021. Two of our resident organisations, Bangdrum CIC and Cabasa Canrival Arts, have been successful in receiving funding from the European Social Fund to deliver these free courses for Greater Manchester residents who are currently unemployed.* Both are aimed at giving you […]

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 (sophie@globalgrooves.org) 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 (sophie@globalgrooves.org) 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 […]