We are an arts centre. We are a cinema. We are a charity. We are Rich Mix.
We are passionate about film, and we believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience and appreciate professional film as an art form. With your support, we want to raise £6,000 to provide as many free cinema tickets to local schools as we can, offering film screenings for Year 6 pupils themed around ‘coming of age’ as they prepare for the transition to secondary school.
Tower Hamlets has enormous inequalities and is the tenth most deprived Local Authority in the country. It has the highest rate of child poverty nationally (42%). The offer of these tickets, school trips and opportunity to for local schools to take part in our film education programme will be targeted at schools with the highest proportion of free school meal places or local schools not accessing local cultural or creative provision in the borough.
Who will benefit from the free tickets?
We will offer these free tickets to existing schools we work with and use this opportunity as an outreach to those in Tower Hamlets that we are yet to engage with. We’ll offer these screenings to Year 6 classes, the theme of these films will be ‘coming of age’, offered to school children in the summer term before the transition into secondary school
What is Pic ‘n’ Mix?
We also want to keep building our film education programme Pic ‘n’ Mix, which has been running in Tower Hamlets primary schools for the last five years, to reach even more schools and increase the number of activities we can deliver. Your support will help us engage more children in film and cultural activity, giving them more access to the arts and improving their learning, aspirations and wellbeing.
Donate today and help us make Every Child a Cinema Goer.