We did all this in 2014?

Allsortz Open Mic has been going for just over three years now and what an amazing journey it’s been.

This year has been our favourite so far. We’ve become a Community Interest Company solidifying our commitment to provide young performers with a supportive and professional platform to share their talents. We’ve also pitched up at some pretty amazing venues this year including, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Southbank Centre and Portcullis House. Here are some of the pictures that sum up our great year! A massive thanks to all the performers, venues, live audiences, social media followers and volunteers that have really made this year for us! A few more weeks and we start again in 2015! Be sure to join us!

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February was the month of love and cheese, and we welcomed it with open arms

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In March we celebrated International Women’s Day with an all female lineup of performers and a discussion produced by the Youth Media Agency about Women in the Media

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In between shows our founder decided to turn his hand to a bit of design work and came up with these beauties – obviously they’re limited editions! Lol

Allsortz 2014 Another month and another great show. King Kash tore up the stage at Rich Mix with his unique mix of hip-hop and rock.

Allsortz 2014 He’s a little selfie of the road trip to BBC London 94.9FM with ultra-talented band, Cielo. Big thanks to Sunny and Shay for providing yet another platform!  

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Allsortz 2014  Fast forward to July and we took Allsortz Open Mic artists to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as park of the Great British Carnival. We provided an eclectic mix of 100 performers across three stages sharing their talents with over 50 thousand people! We were massively supported by the Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team and formed Carnival Xtra.

Allsortz 2014 A quick stop off at Dalston Roof Park for a summer collaboration with Lyrix Organix!

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You’re not seeing double, this was Allsortz Open Mic back in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for a special six week run of Sunday Sessions! All part of the incredible London Legacy Development Corporation’s Local Programme. But first a quick stop off at Reprezent Radio for some promo! 

Allsortz 2014 Taking over Portcullis House for Parliament Week! We had those MPs rocking….ok swaying! Lol

Allsortz Open Mic takes over Friday Tonic with MasterCard @SouthbankCentre

Yep another venue off our wish list – Southbank Centre London! What a great night! 

Allsortz Open Mic hosts Izara B's first EP launch!
November was a BUSY month, but we still managed to squeeze in Izara B’s very first EP launch night! 

Allsortz 2014 And finally it’s December! Christmas Showcase time featuring some of this year’s best performers! We honestly couldn’t do it without you! See you all again on January 18th 2015.

Allsortz Open Mic – August 2014

By Izara B

It was definitely no regular Sunday evening, it was an Allsortz night! (Yep – on a Sunday!).

As part of the Rich Mix Youth Takeover 2014 (link), we took over the building for the day with the help of talented emerging acts; beginning with our performance workshop in the early afternoon to a gig in the evening…

One of our first acts of the night was by Britain’s Got Talent 2012 finalist, Molly Rainford. The audience were in awe as her voice took over…did we mention she’s only 13?!?!

Allsortz Open Mic August Takeover 2014

With a long list of nothing but talent to get through, Samantha gracefully took the the stage as well as our first spoken word artist of the night, Samuel King.

Having been part of our performance workshop earlier on, some participants just couldn’t get enough. Jamie & Caitlin came back for more as well as Ayshamar, who all represented for the ‘takeover artists’.

Just like any other Allsortz night, we had a handful of Wildcards who took to the stage. India Graye captivated the audience (even without her ukulele), Imani showed us exactly how talented she was and Lord Apex owned the stage with his unique flow.

We also had the pleasure of welcoming Allsortz Open Mic regulars; spoken word artist Izara B who performed her latest piece ‘Resurrection’, DC SCRIBBLA who brought an old school flavour to the night and stand out performance of the night by the lyrical Narko.

Allsortz Open Mic August Takeover 2014

Last but not least, Ben Rivers band brought the night to a close with a touch of folk music.

We’ve got one more special date for you all this month (yes we’re spoiling you). The next date is Wednesday 27th August at Dalston Roof Park! (Flyer)

August 27th 2014
August 27th 2014

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