Got Talent? Share Your Talent!
Allsortz Open Mic (AOM) is a not-for-profit organisation that produces participatory events which seek out the best young talent from across east London and further afield and provides the opportunity for them to perform their work in front of a live audience. Performers are aged predominantly between 18 and 25 years old, from across London and represent the diversity of the city in culture, artist discipline, and community. AOM aims to grow confidence and raise aspirations of the young people we work with.
But we don’t discriminate – If you’re slightly younger or older you are still welcome to come and share your talent. We believe that talent is ageless and everybody can learn and appreciate new skills through a shared experience. (Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian)
We also provide bespoke performance coaching workshops and mentoring through our networking events. (Please click here for upcoming workshop dates)
AOM History and achievements
Allsortz Open Mic started as a monthly night held at the Rich Mix Cultural Foundation in east London in 2011 and has grown to see us providing performance opportunities to individuals and organisations in collaboration with internationally recognised venues (See below). Our regular monthly events continue to provide a much needed starting platform for new and emerging artists from a range of disciplines including, Singing, Spoken Word, Rap, Comedy, Dance, Film-making and Fashion. Through our networks we’ve also provided UK support acts for international platinum selling artists like, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Anthony Hamilton and Redman.
Why we do it…
“We were pleased to be able to work with AllSortz for our event on Friday 24th October, as part of both our weekly Friday Tonic foyer music strand and also our first ever WHY (What’s Happening for the Young?) festival. The evening went off very well, with a range of new talent performing here at Southbank Centre across the event, and the AllSortz team were a pleasure to work with” – Neill Quinton, SouthBannk Centre
“Its been excellent for performing at a well organised, especially for the emerging singing talent by providing a relaxed encouraging environment” – Allsortz Open Mic Performer
“I’ve gained confidence and I’ve been given many opportunities to perform. I have also been offered additional support” – Allsortz Open Mic Performer
Partners and Collaborators
We’ve hosted a number of collaborative events with various partners including, The Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team, London Legacy Development Corporation, Southbank Centre, Amy’s Yard from the Amy Winehouse Foundation, The Youth Media Agency, People’s Palace Projects, Ireland Nigeria, Rich Mix Young Ambassadors and All About The Mckenzies.
Rich Mix is East London’s independent arts venue. Housed in a former leather factory, we have spaces for creative businesses, three cinemas and a multitude of flexible performance spaces. Our mission is to be the place where all of the communities of the world come together to make and experience art and feel like they belong.
AOM is also a proud supporter of the Passion Project.
- The Passion Project offers an exciting and innovative way to engage young people through a mixture of physical activities, face-to-face engagement and creative content delivered via a digital platform and mobile services. The project collaborates with a wide range of sector-leading organisations offering and delivering holistic and specialist approach to the support, training and self-development of young people – and the measurement of its partners’ social impact.
So if you’ve Got Talent, why not come and Share it with us.
If you would like to perform, work with us or just have a question please email: Talent@AllsortzOpenMic.co.uk