Pioneering Potential

Using arts and creativity as a vehicle to engage, empower and enrich children and young people’s lives

About us

Pedestrian is a leading arts organisation and charity specialising in music and arts education based in the heart of Leicester’s bustling city centre. Since 1998, we have built a strong track record of delivering high quality creative activity that has seen us complete over 15,000 workshops.

We provide education, training and outreach projects for young people at risk, vulnerable adults and communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and across the Midlands. Our participants are often socially excluded, not in education, employment or training (NEET) or experiencing disadvantage.

We believe that with the right levels of support and timely intervention everyone can achieve their goals, we call this ‘Pioneering Potential’.

We have three main areas of work:

  • Alternative Education Provision (AEP)
  • Early Intervention & Outreach
  • Progression & Training

Creativity is a key part of our lives, at Pedestrian we offer the chance for everyone to explore this through music, dance, photography, street art, etc regardless of who they are and where they come from.

As a small charity, we rely on public funding, donations and income from our programme to enable us to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community. To help us continue our work, please visit Support Us.

Our work is proven to increase resilience, value learning and confidence in young people

We aim for our programmes and projects to have a long lasting social and personal impact for people and communities. Find our how and why our work has changed peoples lives.

Our programmes

Alternative Education Provision
Early Intervention & Outreach
Progression & Training
Arts Award
Creative Courses
Festivals & Events
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Every project is unique and is shaped by its participants and the community around it. Our experienced team of staff and professional tutors can create bespoke packages delivering a range of specialist workshops in a variety of creative disciplines.