#Rifebday Re-cap

Photo courtesy of Yero Timi-Biu

Photo courtesy of Yero Timi-Biu

We celebrated turning one this week, with artists Stay Hungry, presenter Maya Jama and all of our fantastic Rife supporters, new and old. Here’s a re-cap of a spectacular evening.

On 7 July 2015, we celebrated turning one at the Watershed with a whole bunch of supportive and fantastic people. In the last year, we’ve created over 400 pieces of content, collaborated with youth providers in Bristol, and had a fun time doing it.

It was incredible to be able to celebrate our Rife journey with familiar faces, and some new ones too.  We’ve grown so much since our talent lab and Rife launch party last year, and we’re very grateful for the support across Bristol and beyond.

Rife Crowd

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Rife’s resident MC, Shanai hosted the event. The celebration saw the  pre-launch (live on 22 July 2015)  of the Rife Guide, (Bristol’s very own encyclopaedia and ‘what’s on’ guide for young people presented by Jess) the Rife Awards and we found out what some of our fantastic former in-house content creators are up to post-Rife.

Rife Guide Tweet

Sammy and Jon spoke about how Rife gave them a platform to get their voice heard. Sammy now works as a Junior Online Editor at Crack Magazine and Jon works as a Brand & Content Champion at Dare Devil Project.

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Photo courtesy of Abi Ward

Special guests and talented brothers, Alex and Theo part of ‘Stay Hungry‘ performed two of their tracks and sang us Happy Birthday and we all sang along, badly.

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Broadcaster (Radio & TV) Maya Jama took to the stage to talk about her journey from college student to prime-time radio presenter and World Cup host. She spoke about how hard it is for young women getting in to the the broadcast industry and the power of perseverance, confidence and only striving for the best.

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Finlay tweet

We ended the evening on an inspirational high, ate loads of cake and everyone spread some Rife birthday love.

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All three Rife Cohorts (minus Molly Perryman  and Hal Samuel and featuring Adibah Iqbal on a stick and in spirit).

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You can see more of the birthday fun here.

Thank you everyone who attended, and thank you to every one who has supported us the past year. No worries if you couldn’t be there in person, we love you all.

Check out the party photos on our Facebook page, and tag yourselves.

Do you have any photos from the Rife birthday party? Send them our way! @rifemag

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