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There is a dedicated team behind everything that happens at Rich Mix. Some of you may have had the pleasure of meeting us (!), but many of you won’t, so we’ve gathered some of our staff’s favourite moments from 2016, letting you in to the minds of the people that make Rich Mix tick!
Dash Arts was founded in 2005 by Josephine Burton and Tim Supple, and has been collaborating with exceptional artists to create art, theatre, music and dance ever since. With a strong dedication to shedding light on cultures and art from around the world, Dash Arts can often be found travelling around the world in the name of research and development.
Apples and Snakes are the leading poetry and spoken word organisation in the country, and have been producing engaging and transformative work since they were established in 1982. Alongside producing, curating and commissioning their way to the top, they regularly do outreach work with marginalised and at-risk communities, and nurture and support spoken word artists – including a few big names you’ll recognise.
SJ Fowler is a poet and artist whose accomplishments could outweigh those of most artists double his age. His work has been translated into 21 languages; he has been commissioned to create work for BBC3 Radio, Somerset House and The British Council, and has taught at Kingston University, Tate Modern and The Poetry School, but name but a few.
Sound Connections are a key organisation in music education in London, and are based here at Rich Mix. Initially established in 2002, they are the lead advocates for music education in the capital, and over the last 10 years, have worked, through partnerships, to strengthen the music sector, bridge gaps in provision and deliver landmark music programmes. I met with the Director of the organisation, Philip Flood, to find out more about Sound Connections and discuss the life-enriching work they do…
Zinzi Minott is visibly brimming with ideas and passion. Modest, but quietly confident, her work is clearly inherent to who she is as a person. Born in Manchester, and raised in South London, she is a dancer, and has become somewhat of a regular at Rich Mix. She is set to perform her new work ‘What Kind of Slave Would I Be? (WKOSWIB?)’ at Rich Mix on the 22nd of April, 2017, with workshops and discussions on the 23rd of April.
It’s fair to say Phrased Differently are making waves in the music industry. The music publishing & artist management company has called Rich Mix home for the last 6 years, and have slowly but surely grown, now inhabiting the whole of our West Basement.
Max Reindhart takes you through a two hour selection of tracks from the top quality artists appearing at Rich Mix in November and December. With a special focus on the EFG London Jazz Festival 11th – 20th November, with interviews from saxophonist Phil Meadows and young new sensations Blue Lab Beats.
Founder of Filotico Arts, Livia Filotico, talks to Rich Mix about their new story telling event 'Magic and Power in Alf layla wa layla: The Thousand and One Nights'.
Hard to believe it's been twenty years. In the lead up to an event here on September 10, commemorating Tupac Shakur's life and legacy, we staged a twitter takeover looking back at an icon...