The British DJ & MC Academy

Innovative workshops for young people and adults in urban London

About Us

The British DJ & MC Academy is a youth arts organisation based in North London.

Since we began our journey in 2008 we've had the pleasure of working with over 40,000 young people and adults across 20 London Boroughs, engaging, developing and influencing through the medium of music.

The academy was set up to address a clear shortfall in outreach programmes available for young people living in urban London.

What makes us unique is our ability to reach young people in their own social environment through our fully customised DJ vans.

These mobile music facilities enable us to take music to the streets, providing a positive gateway for young people in need of inspiration.


Music unquestionably connects people from all walks of life. The work we do continues to leverage this virtue, delivering programmes to some of the most deprived parts of our city.
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What People Say About Us

"It was a really fabulous afternoon and the groups and staff had a great time so thank you so much!"
Kirsty Palmer, Co-ordinator, The Royal London Society for Blind People
"We found The British DJ & MC Academy really fascinating and thought that it was a very engaging and interactive activity for children and young people within the community."
Marsha Gray, PR Officer, Blott R
"The British DJ & MC Academy have been contracted by London Action Trust to deliver diversionary programmes to young people from high crime gang affected estates on the Waltham Forest gangs intervention project. Activities included open music workshops and accredited courses over a period of 12 weeks. They have successfully engaged young people in positive activity teaching techniques, lyric writing and radio presenting skills. The young people have learned how to create and perform demonstrating a transition in their thought processes, thinking about their aspirations and directions in life. British DJ & MC Academy have remained professional, enthusiastic and have made every effort to develop the young people using minimal resources. I am willing to support this organisation because I sincerely believe the team have great motivation and a proven track record to make a change in the communities by offering young people alternative paths."
Diane Prempeh, Project Manager, London Action Trust
"Turning Words Into Dreams was one of the most popular courses making up GLYPT's Summer Arts College in 2010. I was really impressed with the quality and skill of the artists delivering the programme"
Claire Newby, Education Manager, Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre
"The academy has been a huge success, we have seen some real talent and potential in the young people who have taken part, as well as increased confidence and self-esteem. The academy has given them the chance to try something new and has equipped them with valuable skills..."
Jenny Newbold, Fundraising Officer, St Christopher's Fellowship

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