Hi, my name is James Aleksic and I run JLA Sound and Light. I've been working in this industry from a very young age - starting off by doing the disco for my own 8th birthday party. As 'DJ Hamster' I became quite well known in the Ipswich area, doing children's birthday parties most weekends with my mum, dad and sister. This continued all the way through school, where I also helped to organise and run lots of school discos, music concerts, shows, awards nights, assemblies and so on. I then started doing these more myself, and put on many charity events - ranging from fetes through to quiz nights, concerts and variety shows. Fundraising still plays a big part in what we do, and as well as organising charity events ourselves - and we also always offer discounts on all of our services for charities and fundraising events. I then went onto college where I completed a 2 year technical theatre course which was joint run by Suffolk New College and the New Wolsey Theatre. This gained me a Distinction level UAL (University of the Arts London) Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts - and more importantly gave me lots of real world experience and knowledge in the technical theatre field. This then opened up a world of possibilities, leading to me getting a casual job, and then a full time contract in the technical department at the New Wolsey Theatre. Moving on from that, I've created my business JLA Sound and Light to enable me to provide a high level service to a far wider community, and at an affordable price. I've always felt that you shouldn't have to pay through the roof to get a good service, and have carried this mindset into the business.
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