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The Afrobeats scene is in a great place right now: Q&A with Silvastone

This weekend the 1Xtra and Mobo approved Silvastone is headlining the all-star A'friquency launch party, showcasing the finest contemporary music coming out of Africa and the Diaspora. We spoke to the DJ, producer and vocalist extraordinaire to find out what we can expect from his set and the future. 

Hi Silvastone, thanks for joining us. How’s your summer been so far? 

My summer has been blessed thanks. Mainly long studio hours finishing up my new forthcoming EP. 

Pedro Almodóvar Quiz

Director Pedro Almodóvar returns with Julieta this week, a film based on short stories by Alice Munro. 

How well do you know your Almodóvar films? Take a look at our quiz below and see if you can name all the films by the Spanish auteur the images are taken from.

Book your tickets to see Julieta here, and don't forget to enter our competition to win some merch.

Pitch to the Mix winner Mathieu Ajan: My experience with Rich Mix

Mathieu Ajan was the winner of one of our Pitch to the Mix series. He also produced an event for our annual Rich Mix Youth Takeover Festival. We asked Mathieu to write a few words about his involvement with us over the last couple of years. Are you looking to get involved in the arts or live performance? Keep an eye on our Young Creatives page and follow @RMYAmbassadors for upcoming opportunities.

#GivingTuesday and why giving support to artists is key.

Dec 1, 2015

London is full of artist success stories. But for every artist who does get to the point of performance or exhibition, there are many who are sadly forced to abandon their big idea.

As an arts charity, it’s an honour to be able to support emerging artists by giving them something that can be scarce in London – space. We hope that by giving artists a space where they can grow their work and a stage on which to perform it, we also give them the confidence to keep going with their creative projects. 

What we loved in 2015.

Dec 31, 2015

Working at an arts venue, it sometimes feels like we’ve got gigs, films, theatre, and exhibitions coming out of our ears (now there’s a bizarre mental image). And yet the staff here at Rich Mix apparently can’t get enough. From backstreet pubs to the Royal Festival Hall, we get around. And (proving we’re not totally London-centric) this year’s ‘staff picks’ list even includes a couple from beyond Zone 5. Here’s what we loved, here and elsewhere, in 2015:

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