In July 2013, Creative Junction, working with Slough Music Service and Slough Borough Council Town Team, brought together a fantastic diverse range of music acts, representing the rich musical culture and heritage of Slough as part of Our Big Gig. The event was free to attend and open to all: to watch and listen to musicians/groups and with opportunities to participate in some musical activities. 122 performers wowed the crowds of hundreds in Slough Town Centre and 150 audience members were inspired to pick up an instrument and get involved with music-making and learn more about the local amateur music scene.
Slough’s Our Big Gig was one of more than 300 local events taking place across the UK for the biggest national celebration of music in communities.
Organised by local volunteers on the ground in their communities, Our Big Gig took place across the UK from the 11th to the 14th July 2013 and attracted over 200,000 people from all backgrounds. This annual event aimed to bring communities together to celebrate and enjoy local musical talents, showcase new and existing talent and get more people involved in music making.