Rich Mix Cultural Foundation


Rich Mix Cultural Foundation

Rich Mix is a new cultural centre in the East End of London, located in Bethnal Green in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is operated by the Rich Mix Cultural Foundation.

The centre is described as "62,000 square feet of activity and innovation, designed to bridge cultures and disciplines to create an entirely new kind of arts centre."

History

Before the centre opened the building housed a garment factory many years after the factories closure plans were put underway to develop The Rich Mix centre.(Need clearer history Please help)

=Rich Mix Objectives=A.)To advance the education of the public in the history of cultural diversity of migrant communities and their contributions to economic and cultural life particularly by establishing the Rich Mix Centre as a home for exhibitions and by collecting preserving and exhibiting items of educational value.

B.) To advance education of the public in art and culture of all types.

C.) To work Towards The elimination of racial discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups particularly by promoting events and activities to foster intercultural understanding, inclusiveness and tolerance and to promote the value of cultural activity.

Building layout

The building itself has a unique structure, separated into two wings (East and West) each area is used for events (see pic) and decorated with artistic design.

External links

* [http://www.richmix.org.uk Rich Mix Cultural Foundation]
* [http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/SIRLatest.asp?regno=1089163 Charity Commission - Summary Information Return (SIR) Document for Rich Mix Cultural Foundation]
* [http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=35+BETHNAL+GREEN+ROAD&sll=51.527249,-0.072269&sspn=0.01068,0.029182&ie=UTF8&ll=51.526795,-0.072527&spn=0.01068,0.029182&z=15&iwloc=addr&om=1 Google Maps - 35 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets]

References

* [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/fridayreview/story/0,,880589,00.html The Guardian - Friday January 24, 2003 - Rappers with a cause] Discusses the Asian Dub Foundation and the Rich Mix Cultural Foundation
* [http://www.oonaking.com/news/archives/00000007.htm Oona King - "Waheed Alli to support development of Rich Mix, a £19m creative arts factory in East London"]
* [http://www.fuk.co.uk/art/exhibition_preview_gavin_fernandes_empire_line_monarchs_of_the_east_end fuk.co.uk - Exhibition preview: Gavin Fernandes: Empire Line & Monarchs Of The East End - February 27, 2007]
* [http://www.blogistan.co.uk/blog/mt.php/2007/06/22/reflections_on_the_art_of_inte Indigo Jo Blogs-Reflections on "The Art of Integration"]


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