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Imogen Downes

Imogen is an 18 year old theatre maker and poet from Bristol. She fell in love with creating things at a young age, and since has performed her original theatre and spoken word pieces across Bristol and the South West. Her work builds bridges between the political, the social, and the personal, with the aim of making the world a more hopeful, open minded place. As well as working at Rife, she assists workshops at the Tobacco Factory Theatre and is a member of Bristol Old Vic Young Company.

When she’s not furiously scribbling poetic bars, she enjoys dancing, scouring charity shops for sequin garments, and laughing until it feels like her cheeks are going to melt.

Why The World Needs Artists

For all the times you've been told being an artist isn't a 'proper job'.
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13 Times RuPaul Taught Me To Love Myself

Imogen on the times this legendary drag queen made us feel our absolute best.
Fun Stuff/Lists / / Imogen Downes

Get Lost In These Unique Bristol Spaces

Check out these amazing spots on your own Bristol doorstep.
Bristol / / Imogen Downes

Grayson Perry: An Artist For The People

Grayson Perry is on an epic mission to make art more accessible.
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Spoken Word Challenge

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Imogen wrote a poem based on ten words you gave her.
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Interview With A Poet: Caroline Bird

The youngest poet to have a published collection talks advice, inspiration, and the importance of writing.
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Rife Tea Episode 6: Sexual Health Week And Porn

Euella, Alexie, and Imogen chat about sexual health week and the positives and negatives of consuming pornography.
Lifestyle / / Imogen Downes

Women Wank – Come Again?

Imogen on why the stigma attached to female masturbation needs to end.
Social Issues / / Imogen Downes

A Survival Guide To Edinburgh Fringe

An all important list of tips to surviving the world's biggest art festival.
Fun Stuff/Lists / / Imogen Downes

Important News: Your Exam Results Do Not Define You

Imogen has some words of advice on handling results day and life after.
Social Issues / / Imogen Downes