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RICH MIX: Access All Areas - Rich Mix Team!
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!
“I tried event cinema for the first time this year. I resisted it for a long time as I believe theatre should be watched live BUT I actually really loved it. NT Live’s Hangmen, which screened at Rich Mix in March, was really enjoyable – comfy cinema seats, great close ups, brilliant performances (especially Johnny Flynn)… and popcorn.”
- Lucy Knight / Executive Co-ordinator
“My two highlights for 2016 were films. Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’ and Adam Curtis’ ‘Hypernormalisation’. Both great, both sobering, both for totally different reasons. A musical highlight was ‘Oligarkh’ - Russian Orthodox Chanting mixed with electronica and visuals, which I saw at WOMEX this year. Coming soon to a venue near you…”
- Oliver Carruthers / Head of Programming
“You really got me now’ is a bittersweet love story (mostly sweet though) which takes the audience on the highs and lows of Himali and David’s long distance relationship. The concept (of long distance) is nothing new, but the complications are! I related to the missed phone calls, the pixelated Skype screens and to the stupidity and illogical beauty of true love.”
-Natasha Clark / Programming Coordinator
“This year I loved visiting Home in Manchester and Project Arts Centre in Dublin – both arts centres which have similarities with Rich Mix, and some interesting differences. And seeing ‘Eska’ at the Roundhouse – she’s been a favourite since she launched her album here at Rich Mix, and she is phenomenal live.”
- Anna Woods / Marketing Officer (Arts & Culture)
“I would say that my absolute highlight was seeing Blixa Bargeld and Teho Teardo’s at Rich Mix. I met the musical hero from my teenage days (Blixa)! One thing I regret though – I didn’t get his autograph!!”
- Margot Przymierska / Young People’s, Family and Community Producer
“We've had some really nice events during 2016 including the premier of ‘Class’ – a new Doctor Who spin-off from the BBC, and a fundraiser for the UAidRefugee Wifi Bus (with guest appearance from James McAvoy!)
Nikki was jet-setting to Japan in April to see all the cherry blossom, whilst Gemma spent November chilling on a beach in Grenada, but Christmas events have been so busy that they could both do with another holiday soon! (see photo!)”
- Nikki Smith / Private Hires Coordinator & Gemma Unwin / Private Hires Manager
“Being surprised and delighted by the unexpected at Rich Mix….football fever, arts and affection during the ‘Dads & Kids’ event as part of Euros 2016s festival; jaw-dropping wonder from teenage students during septuagenarian Chris Searle’s poetry readings as part of the ‘Stepney Words’ project; shared ideas & politics and friendship during the ESOL students visits to the Footfall matinee as part of the Bangla Season of Drama, and Photomonth photographic exhibition, swept along with the energy and cheered by the freshness of Year 2 & 3 pupils whilst visiting for a ‘Zootropolis’ screening as part of the ‘IntoFilm Festival’.”
-Tracy Barbe / Schools & Outreach Officer