Cabasa is the North West’s leading carnival arts organisation, producing large scale, spectacular outdoor work, which keeps the community at its heart. Based in Manchester, Cabasa has been delivering high-quality carnival creations to the North-West for the past 10 years, providing a unique and innovative approach to street art and continuing to develop the art-form in the region.

With a dedicated team of artists and volunteers, Cabasa create impressive structures, large puppets, fantastic costume, and promotes the history and heritage of carnival and local communities through percussion, dance, melody, and street theatre.

As Artistic Director, Emily Wood’s vision to spread the techniques and traditional methods of costume development and fabrication has already made a huge impact on the quality and appeal of carnival artistry in the North West.