Co-Founder & Presenter, Abbie Cooke

Abbie Cooke BA Hons, MSc, is an international award winning speaker, artist and social entrepreneur. She set up Gig-Arts in 2005 and since then has held events across the UK and internationally including the world renowned Juilliard School in New York.

Abbie has inspired hundreds of young artists and musicians to follow their dreams, believe in themselves and share their talent with the world. She will help you to discover your entrepreneurial spirit, develop your business and communication skills and inspire you to give back to the community.


Alison Lapper MBE


Jill Bull

Martin Dare

John Pulford MBE

Wendy Dawson


Team & Associates

Abbie Cooke: Events Leader

Rex Boyd: Tech Support

Oscar May: Photography

Alexander Martin: Front of House

Carl Payne: Head of Art

Jem Tyler: Head of Music

Martin Dare: Ambassador

Youth Volunteer Champions

Sylvia Law: Artist

Brigida Melly: Singer

Olivia Maiden: Actress

Maggie Boyd: Visual Artist