Middlesbrough College Students Team Up with House of Radha

01 October 2019

Radha Singh, CEO and Head Designer of the fashion and music label ‘THE HOUSE OF RADHA’. is staying close to her roots and helping young people across Teesside achieve their dreams.

Originally from Middlesbrough, Radha recently contacted Middlesbrough College to find a talented team of young make-up artists to support her on her latest venture, the music event MANTRA. She said:

“I wanted to see how we could connect our events with education and give valuable work experience to those in the creative industries.

“I want to make a difference and help provide exciting opportunities for people to help them get the right head start they need in their career.” 

Middlesbrough College Level 3 Media Make-up students were briefed to create an Amazonian, festival themed look on models, which were then judged by Radha on the day. Each student created unique looks in the hope they would be selected to work at MANTRA, as make-up artists for professional dancers and guests at the event.

Heather Ferguson, Lecturer at Middlesbrough College was delighted to be involved, she said:

“Radha is an inspiration to young people, not only is she a business owner for a global company she also recently became a member of the Parliamentary Society for the Arts, Fashion and Sports which supports young entrepreneurs.

“She has a true passion for helping people progress in the industry, when she contacted me, I jumped at the chance to be involved!”

MANTRA, is a unique music event recently created by THE HOUSE OF RADHA, which embraces Fashion, Art and Music that is the ethos of the label.  The event showcases the best of the House and Techno DJs and the art is represented by the creative artists and Amazonian Dancers to bring the whole experience together.

Radha knows the importance of this opportunity and is keen to give something back to her local community, providing a unique, fun and valuable learning experience:

“It will be good for the students to create the looks for the dancers and artists that are performing at the MANTRA event and the young people attending it.  I’m hoping the experience will help build confidence in students and help them develop the skills they need when working with real clients on live briefs.

“MANTRA is starting off at Newcastle University but future plans are to go on tour nationally, I would love to take students all over the country to events and festivals, there are endless possibilities!”

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