SAVE THE DATE  – Vale Launch Weekend Extravaganza!

10th, 11th & 12th September 2021


After a mega refurbishment, The Vale’s brand new facilities are ready to open their doors and welcome you inside. Join us on our opening weekend, have a snoop around and see for yourself what The Vale can do for you!


We have a whole host of activites for you happening across the weekend including..

  • Carnival opening moment
  • Workshops for all ages in music, dance, visual arts, and crafts
  • Children’s theatre shows
  • Meet our puppet friends
  • Live music throughout the day
  • Guided tours of the new studio facilities
  • Vale Sounds Collective venue takeover
  • Carnival Ceilidh!
  • Morris, and more!


Visit our full line up here

Ticketed evening gigs:


**All daytime activities are free for everyone. If you are able to make a small donation to help us continue to provide arts activities in Tameside, we would greatly appreciate your generosity. Some activities will require a booking in advance to help us monitor numbers and keep everyone safe**


The official programme will be announced soon, keep an eye on out for updates and announcements!


In the meantime, invite your friends and family along to join the celebrations!


About 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.

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.