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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.

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.
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Women Wank – Come Again?

Imogen on why the stigma attached to female masturbation needs to end.
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A Survival Guide To Edinburgh Fringe

An all important list of tips to surviving the world's biggest art festival.
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Important News: Your Exam Results Do Not Define You

Imogen has some words of advice on handling results day and life after.
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Do We Become More Conservative As We Get Older?

Imogen speaks to her family members in an attempt to find out why the older generation are more conservative, and...
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Rife Tea Episode 3: 'Sexy' And Body Image

In episode 3 of the new series, Rife Tea, Euella Alexie and Imogen chat about poet Vanessa Kisuule's show 'Sexy', a...
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Nine Poets You Should Know About Who Aren't In Your GCSE Poetry Anthology

Imogen is here with nine poets who aren't in the GCSE poetry anthology who are tearing up stages, timelines and...
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Reclaiming Ugliness

Imogen discusses the concepts of beauty and ugliness, and calls for us to reclaim the word ugly as an act...
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