Welcome to Charity Shop DJ Productions
We are producer artists; we devise and shape inspirational happenings that bring people together to create and celebrate.
At Charity Shop DJ we believe the party is an artform; a platform for creative exchange and collective experience.
The party – and its preparation - has the power to break down barriers between art and audiences, to connect, to celebrate and inspire - and act as a catalyst for change.
The Art of Partying
Charity Shop DJ works collaboratively to create remarkable and effervescent happenings, which enable people to celebrate and come together.
We provide a range of services, from completely bespoke events to our packaged products.
We work with both public and private sector organisations including: festival producers, local authorities, venues, art centres, museums, and individual artists.
Our approach is innovative and responsive - and we work from project inception through to evaluation to ensure our partners achieve the benefits they seek from working with us. Our events are shaped by mutual aspiration and driven by the creative energy of the collaborative process.
Our work seeks a joyful redefinition of value - and at the centre of everything is the interface between people and art, objects, space, and community.
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Read about our future Events
Watch these short videos for a flavour of what we do
Here are some examples of our work:
‘Down the Back of the Sofa’ : an interactive venue at the Vintage Festival at the South Bank Centre, which built new partnerships for the Festival with community providers. Read a Case Study
‘The Bombay Picture Palace’: a venue created for the WOMAD Foundation which developed audiences for artists and WOMAD festivals in the UK and Australia. Read a Case Study
‘The Pedal Powered Party: an outdoor party which successfully fulfilled Derby City Council’s commitment to produce a large, accessible and quality event to celebrate the Olympic Games in the city. Read a Case Study.
‘House Party’: a showcase for the pioneering work of Derbyshire County Council with young people in their care. Read a Case Study
‘Pick n Mix Party: a venue at Chesterfield Borough Council’s inaugural Community Arts Festival, which developed audiences for the festival and local artists. Read a Case Study
'To make a big arts event work like Vintage at the South Bank Centre you need fantastic collaborators who get into the swing of it, get into the spirit, and get on there and deliver something fantastic’
Wayne Hemingway MBE
How do you get an 85 year old lady and a school kid dancing together ? Find out here
How do you get the Socialist Workers Party and Hewlett Packard working together ? Find out here
How do you get the chief of police in Normanton on stage with a hoodie and two MPs ? Find out here