The Vale in Mossley is reopening, following a £1million refurbishment to transform this 150-year-old building into a fantastic new accessible multi-purpose arts centre for Tameside and the Northern Carnival Centre of Excellence. To celebrate, they’re holding an official launch weekend on Friday 10 Sep to  Sunday 12 Sep, with a jam-packed weekend of live programming and participatory events, with live music including Mr Wilson’s Second Liners and Honeyfeet and they want you to be there!

The Vale’s refurbishment will see the former textile mill  become the only professional multi-arts venue in Tameside. From these world class facilities, Global Grooves will host a Carnival inspired programme of live music, dance and performance, making the most of the new dedicated live-music space and theatre.

Alongside its programme of live performance, The Vale will continue to offer a range of community events, cinema screenings and training programmes.

In 2018 Global Grooves – an enterprise that brings people together to learn, share and collaborate through music, dance and visual arts –  were awarded Arts Council capital funding to develop The Vale and create the Northern Carnival Centre of Excellence. Following a further match fundraising campaign and an intensive building and refurbishment project, The Vale is now ready to open its doors. The new venue means that Global Grooves, working alongside their partners, can now develop even more ambitious Carnival productions, train new and emerging Carnival artists and host masterclasses with international experts and cultural leaders.

Be there on the opening weekend to become a part of history in the making. Who knows where The Vale will take us next? Please keep viewing the website, as well as checking back here for further updates. The majority of the opening weekend daytime events are free, some with booking ahead recommended. Evening events are ticketed. Click below for more information and to book.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Fri 10 Sep - Sun 12 Sep, The Vale,
Unit 2, Vale mill, Off Micklehurst Road, Mossley OL5 9JL
, Various prices
Brad Lengden
Published on:
Thu 12 Aug 2021