Charity information

BandBazi

BandBazi is an inclusive, multicultural charity based in Brighton, which has been delivering arts and culture projects for over a decade.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    BandBazi is an inclusive, multicultural charity that uses circus and theatre skills to encourage participation in the arts for marginalised groups through professional productions and education programmes. Our goal is to give a voice to disenfranchised groups and challenge stereotypes. To achieve this the company uses circus and performance skills and dialogue to create new, original and accessible work; addressing issues such as mental health, cultural identity, gender and social relationships. Since 2001 BandBazi has enabled over 15,000 people to access and participate in the arts and is an experienced deliverer of projects that uses circus as a means of social engagement.

    BandBazi produces work on its own or in co-production with other theatre companies and tours its professional productions throughout the South East of England and Scotland as well as taking selected shows to Germany and India. The touring schedule is complemented by an educational outreach programme with workshops targeted at a cross-section of the community, which provide the participants with a means of self-expression through creative writing, circus, physical skills and improvisation. This forms the backbone of the charity's desire to bring theatre to groups who might not otherwise realise the relevance it can have to their lives.

  • Aims

    BandBazi aims to:

    • To give a voice to disenfranchised groups
    • To challenge stereotypes
    • To encourage social engagement through participation in the arts
  • Overview

    Established: March 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1091276

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01273 245584

    Address: Young Peoples Centre 69 Ship St Brighton BN1 1AE

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