A Brief History Lesson
Kazzum started by Peter Glanville in his basement in Archway. A touring theatre company aiming to bridge the gap (or ‘chasm’ – the original pronunciation of Kazzum) between education and entertainment for young people.
Kazzum sets up home in Battersea Arts Centre.
Awarded RFO status by Arts Council England in recognition of the quality of Kazzum’s work.
The Pathways programme for young refugees begins. Artistic policy and practice focuses on reflecting and celebrating the diverse cultural nature of our society.
Kazzum Continues to be an RFO of Arts Council England and Kazzum moves to Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Peter Glanville leaves after 16 years and become Artistic Director at Little Angle Theatre
Daryl Beeton becomes Artistic Director, being a disabled artist himself, Daryl’s appointment means that access and inclusion become significant themes in Kazzum’s work and widens the companies view of Diversity..
Daryl’s new exciting new direction into outdoor and site-specific work for young people results in Kazzum producing the site-responsive show HUNT in Wilton’s Music Hall.
This marks the start of a trilogy of work (including The Girl Who… and Waiting Game) inspired by the young people we know through our Pathways programme.
Arts Council seem to like this new artistic direction and Kazzum are awarded a 30% increase in core funding
Daryl is selected for a Cultural Leadership programme place in the Outdoor Arts sector by ISAN (Independent Street Arts Network).
Kazzum moves to Oxford House, Bethnal Green.
Kazzum joins ACE’s National Portfolio of organisations, receiving another 30% increase from Arts Council.
Kazzum’s Artistic Director Daryl Beeton, flies around the Olympic stadium with our Associate Director Nicola Miles-Wilden in the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony
Kazzum’s 25th Birthday!
And the future…
Kazzum’s is successful in continuing to be core funded by Arts Council England as well as being awarded 4 year funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
Kazzum is now presenting our shows to live audiences at outdoor arts festivals and will be presenting our work through online immersive experiences for teenagers….. stay tuned