The directors of Charity Shop DJ Productions have a background in TV research, market trading, truck driving, music festivals and production.
In 2001, after inheriting a box of old records from an uncle we used those records to get to know the man through the music.
Using a wind-up gramophone we soon started hosting parties in charity shops, with the first Charity Shop Tour taking place throughout 2005.
The next step was to train-up volunteers in the shops to put on their own parties – a methodology we still apply today on larger scales.
With the themes of identity, of re-use, and highlighting value and meaning, it wasn’t long before we were working with museums, artists and arts organisations in the wider delivery of projects.