what drives us
NINE RED Presents…(CIC) was born in a place where people of different backgrounds, cultures, religions and nationalities worked together and played together, where fun and fellowship were the focal point.
“At the edge of a high street, by a bridge with a ball, there is a place on earth, where numbers fall….” Naz Knight
Debra Knight, the CEO of NINE RED Presents (NRP)…(CIC), started a social enterprise in 2001. Suffering from social phobia, depression and anxiety resulting from domestic and sexual violence, she could not work outside of the house. Using spoken word, dance and digital art to work through the issues she was left with, Debra rapidly gained popularity.
After a while, others approached Debra wishing for her help in using art to cope and heal. Hence the philosophy behind NINE RED Presents…(CIC) was born. Looking back, Debra has stated that Nine Red began with a simple statement; having heard about the abuse, Debra had endured they asked.
“What do you do after something like that happens?”
She smiled, laughed and said,
“Get a job in a casino!”
Today NINE RED Presents… (CIC) is a Queen’s Award-winning community interest company. Ran by interdisciplinary artists that permanently or temporarily update spaces; and change people, places and spaces with intriguing, thought-provoking and intricate designs and art medicine.
We are Interdisciplinary artists that permanently or temporarily update your spaces with intriguing, thought-provoking and intricate designs.
Art Medicine is a series of multi-tiered programmes that use arts, performance arts, carnival arts, creative arts therapies, holistic treatments, integrative medicine and other healing approaches to enhance the quality of life, health and well-being.