• OUR STORY

    Cabasa is a carnival arts organisation which brings all people together to create big, bold and beautiful outdoor events that capture the joy of being part of a community. We want to see a world in which everyone has access to creative opportunities through Carnival. Based in Tameside (UK), Cabasa has been delivering high-quality Carnival creations in the North-West and beyond for the past 10 years.

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  • ONLINE BATIK & SILK PAINTING COURSE

    8 WEEK BATIK

    We have been funded by the European Social Fund to put on a series of courses in textiles for women living in Greater Manchester who are currently unemployed. If you’re interested in textiles, carnival, costume, getting hands on or just learning a new skill, this is the course for you! We’ll take you through the history of this amazing art form then get practical from designing, waxing and dyeing silk with our lovely in-house artists.

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    8 WEEK BATIK
  • EMPOWERING BODY PAINT

    METAMORPHOSIS


    Discover our online resource for our ongoing research and development into body painting. From studying the art form across the globe from its ancient roots and modern cultural forms, to how the body painting can become a tool for wellbeing and empowerment.

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    METAMORPHOSIS

BOOK AN EVENT

WE HAVE A RANGE OF EXPERIENCES FOR HIRE

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Small Is Beautiful

Small Is Beautiful

Our kaleidoscope of butterflies are a perfect edition to any event or festival we have a collection of marvellous Menelaus Blue Morphos and a now whole rainbow of butterflies in our collection to have fun with.

Giant Butterfly Hire

Giant Butterfly Hire

Our amazing kaleidoscope of giant butterflies will add colour to any event. Perfect for parades, Carnivals and festivals, our butterflies will wow audiences.

The Great Garden Carnival

The Great Garden Carnival

Hire our Great Garden Carnival extravaganza, including large flower dresses, big structures, butterflies and bands.

BOOK A WORKSHOP

WE DELIVER WORKSHOPS IN MANY DIFFERENT PROCESSES

BESPOKE DESIGN

HANDMADE - HAND PAINTED