‘FIRSTS’, is a multidisciplinary, interactive performance event which explores peoples ‘firsts’- from the first time they make a coffee to the first time they put on a Hijab. It is being organised by Rich Mix New Creative Team including our student Rachel Cleverly. It will be an inclusive celebration of human experience through music, poetry, film and personal anecdote.
Here’s some of the acts from Queen Mary performing at the event:
James Was born in scotland and has been living in London for three years. He is studying for a degree in English at Queen Mary University. James has been performing poetry for six months, having performed at Jawdance, the Poetry Cafe, and Genesis Slam where he has been a finalist twice. James edits for QMUL’s peach magazine, publishing poetry and creative work by students as well as organising and hosting monthly spoken word nights.
20 years old from Middlesbrough in the North East of England. Currently an English and History student at Queen Mary University, Grace wants to work in the art world as an actress, writer and mainly a teacher to those who don’t believe they can be involved in the arts due to societal factors or pressures.
Rachel is a poet, student and professional worrier living in East London. Her writing centres on the personal, frequently revolving around family, food and the small moments of kindness which make up modern life. She has never been to a gym.