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Red Light Busking provides the high street with high-quality cultural experiences with music being at the heart of what we do.


We bridge the gap between local businesses, cultures, and ages so that artists and young people with lived experiences get to create and collaborate with these businesses resulting in immersive creative experiences that the whole community can enjoy.

Key Assumptions for Youth Project

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 3

1 in 5

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 15

1 in 5

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.


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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.

1 in 5

1 in 5

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.


of the public members who saw our Red Light Busking event live when queried told us that they were local to the borough.


 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 streets.


 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 live.


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.


Key Assumptions for Events

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