Established over 12 years ago, Bigga Fish is a not-for-profit events organisation that provides a performance platform for young creatives as well as acting as an educator in events and marketing management for 14 to 21 year olds. The organisation works towards a vision that brings young people’s passion and creativity into one integrated solution and works to address lack of resources and opportunities for inner city youth.
As well as giving young people the chance to perform alongside established music artists, Bigga Fish’s nationwide street team (‘Fish Club’) has enabled hundreds of individuals to be trained in events and marketing and improve their transferable life-long skills. Once they have received their training, Fish Club members are able to work on large-scale events and earn money through ticket commissions.
Working in partnership with Vinspired, a national volunteering programme, any hours allocated to street team activities count towards UCAS points for university applications.
Serious is a producer of live jazz, international and contemporary music events with a focus on engaging professional musicians with the wider community.
Taking an innovative and inspirational approach to its commissions, the organisation has an unparalleled track record of conceiving, managing and delivering the widest range of events, featuring artists and partners from the UK and internationally.
These projects include the London Jazz Festival; collaborations with the BBC, Youth Music and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation; and partnerships with venues such as the Barbican and The Sage Gateshead. As part of London 2012 Festival, Serious produced the widely acclaimed BT River Of Music.
- Hackney Empire
- Walthamstow Forest Council