We're changing the narrative | Changing the script | For what colour is supposed to
For what people are supposed to represent | For how a not for profit should run.
Our core principles of giving back to communities, and creating opportunities for lived
youth, powers us to create and innovate. We understand
the needs of lived youth and realise the importance of bringing communities together regardless of
complexion, religion, or creed.
We believe that the high street is vital for maintaining community spirit, that's why we have put ourselves
at the heart of the high
street. Our plan is simple Red Light Busking provides the high street with high quality cultural experiences
with music being at the
heart of what we do. Bridging the gap between local businesses, cultures, and ages, so that artists and
young people with lived experiences
get to create and collaborate with local businesses while community members get to experience these
creations as live creative, musical
99% of public members who we queried during our live Red Light Busking events told us that they
absolutely loved seeing live music displayed so creatively and events like this would keep them
visiting the high streets.
95% of the public members who saw our Red Light Busking event live when queried told us that they
were local to the borough.
98% of the public members who attended our live event when queried told us that they were very happy
with the safety measures we had put in place for them due to covid and felt very safe being on the
A rising trend that we are seeing when querying members of the public is that the weekly videos we
put out online through social media were what encouraged these public members to attend our events
100% of the businesses we partnered with (used their shop window) for our Red Light Busking event
told us that their customers absolutely loved the live music, and for their actual business greater
awareness was made for their shops, as people would look in the shop as they walked by or would stop
and enter the shop to find out what was going on.
1 in 3 of the young people referred to us are at risk of exclusion from school or have already been
excluded. Our music studio project has lowered the exclusion rates of these young people and helped
them to become more settled at school.
1 in 15 of the young people who have been referred to us have had a death in their family. Being
able to express themselves through our music studio project has been a key factor in these young
people opening up and responding to outside professional help.
1 in 5 of the young people who enter our project have not been in education for up to 1 year. Our
project has been key in keeping these young people engaged in regular reading and writing plus
keeping them motivated for attending school after being out of the education system for so long.
99% of the professionals we work with (social workers, gang workers, family intervention workers
etc) have stated that since referring their young people to our project they have seen massive
improvements in their young persons home and school life.