Rich Mix New Creatives is for young people between the ages of 16- 24yrs old currently not in full time education or employment, who are interested in developing their creative skills in digital media, design, fashion, dance, music, and drama.


90s & Now is an exploration of the 90s through fashion trends, music, and culture, explored through the art of documentary making with filmmaker & producer Emile Socialize, director of sneaker lover documentary Sole Seekers


As a crew young people will create and document this journey through interviews, vox pops, images, film,  and 90s influences. They will also compose a poetic narrative facilitated by Rich Mix Associate Artist,  poet and radio presenter Mr Gee(Hyperlink


We’ll have fun exploring the music of the decade and its cross over into samples now, enjoying classics of the time from Drum n Bass, Hip Hop, R’n’B, and Pop. By exploring sounds and beats, we will create some remixes and visit Strongroom Studios which has had a whole host of UK artists record there from So Solid, to the Spice Girls and Adele.


The fun does not stop there as we look at themes & culture through art & design for an exhibition, and explore fashion through clothes customisation with Jahmale Jahmale, founder of fashion brand Melaninaire & Denim Reconlondon


This all culminates in a two-day festival at Rich Mix, showcasing the documentary, a 90s exhibition and live performances to kick off your summer that will be open to the public and local community.


This project is for young people in East London and wider London boroughs,  looking for valued creative work experience, support with life skill such as self-confidence, CV support, job search, self-expression, understanding your passion and carving out a career in the creative fields that interest you. You will gain skills in event management, producing an event via a tailored made events workshop with We Are Family events company. You will learn how to promote & market an event via our friendly team here at Rich Mix and meet a host of great artist tutors and creatives leading in their field of work. 


We are currently running this project with a bursary to support travel and food expenses.


Looking to get involved?


To request a referral form pls email project director Chia Phoenix


Young people can also refer themselves.


Please see video overview of our young people who did the programme last year

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