Festival2Funky 2022

17 August 2022

 Festival2Funky 2022 This year’s Festival2Funky 2022 was focused on ‘Reuniting Audiences’, something which artists, organisers and audiences alike were all excited to achieve. The diverse programme of the festival was launched on Thursday 3rd June by Dare to Diva productions, showcasing the works of up-and-coming artists including Miss Jacqui, Elle Chante and Shadeemus, followed by […]

Youth Radio Project

23 July 2022

Since 2021, we have been running 12 week training projects around Leicester to help young people develop their skills and knowledge in radio production, so they can create their own youth-led radio content. These courses have been located at: Evington Youth Club, Belgrave Youth Club, and our own Radio2Funky station. Since starting the project, we […]

Move With Tayo B

2 September 2021

“I’m not interested in music. I’m not interested in being a musician. I am a musician, purely through function. The thing I’m interested in is art. I’m interested in great artists, music just so happens to be the medium” Paul Branford a.k.a. Tayo B is an up and coming artist whose wit and talent show […]

The LC Hip-Hop History Project

3 August 2021

2Funky Arts workshop sessions for The LC Hip-Hop History Project are now finished, with sessions in DJ Skills/ Turntablism, Radio Broadcasting, MCing, Graffiti Art and Food & Social Rituals. There was a great turnout of young people who were fascinated in learning about the art forms that contribute to Hip-Hop culture, as well as the […]

Radio2Funky & Adhar Project Presents “VOICES”

18 May 2021

Radio2Funky & Adhar Project Presents “VOICES” Friday 14th May we live-streamed our Voices for Mental Health Event, in collaboration with Adhar Project. We had an amazing turnout with 612 people locked in to watch the stream live. This event focused on the importance of Mental Health Awareness for the Afro Caribbean & Black Community and […]

Black female producers in the UK music industry

27 January 2021

Black female UK producers are certainly the minority in the UK music industry. Women in CTRL’s Gender Disparity in the UK radio report found that women creatives are underrepresented on UK radio with only 3% of producers being women. Though Initiatives like ‘Women in the CTRL’ are working to create solutions to overcome disparities by […]

How to stay positive during lockdown

13 January 2021

With the lockdown restrictions across the UK, remaining positive has been very tough. For many of us, our daily activities before COVID 19 included going to theatres, events and festivals. However, staying at home has become part of our daily routines now. We have all had to make sudden adjustments with our routines and lifestyles. […]

New years resolution

29 December 2020

2020 has consisted of uncertainties, challenges and obstacles and everyone has been affected one way or another. At the beginning of 2020 many of us brainstormed resolutions such as going to the gym five times a week however with gyms closed for the majority of the year due to the global pandemic meant that many […]

MOBO Awards 

14 December 2020

The MOBO Awards made a comeback on Wednesday 9th December 2020 with a virtual ceremony hosted by public figures Chunks and Maya Jama. The UK’s biggest award ceremony of Black music was live streamed on YouTube consisting of numerous performances from Ms Banks, Headie One, M Huncho and many others.   The UK’s massive celebration of […]

An unusual Christmas

29 November 2020

As Turkey’s, pigs in blankets and Yorkshire puddings flood the shelves, Christmas 2020 will undoubtedly be far from normal.  The big Christmas parties that take place yearly within households will certainly not be happening this year.  The Coronavirus rule for Christmas states that up to three households can meet indoors between the 23rd– 27th of […]

How can organisations manage creative employees without hindering their creative flow.

23 November 2020

How can organisations manage creative employees without hindering their creative flow. The managerial practices within organisations can either hinder or promote creativity within the creative industries.  Creativity which encompasses a range of skills such as creative thinking can be constrained depending on the managerial practices within an organisational environment. For creativity to thrive within a […]

Diversity in the creativity industry

5 November 2020

There’s no doubt that when it comes to diversity the creative industries are still a work in progress in addressing disparities. It is clear that not enough steps are being taken to redistribute power within the creative sector.  Societal issues of discrimination, inequality and exclusion are evidently reflected in the creative industries. According to the […]