CUB Fest – this Saturday the 29th @ Mile End Park.

It’s officially time for CUB Magazine’s first social. Since taking over as Editor-In-Chief, my main aim has been to create a community vibe within the team and also between CUB and Queen Mary students. Because let’s face it, university can be a lonely place, especially for those who have flown the nest from different corners of England and even the world. Even as a Londoner who commutes into uni, I was worried I would find it hard to fit in and get involved where I don’t live on campus. That was the very reason why I joined CUB in my first year: to meet new people and to help me develop as a person and also as a writer. These are the very sentiments that have influenced CUB Fest. It is an excuse to bring the Queen Mary community together, and also to celebrate and appreciate the talent harboured by our students.

  • What is CUB Fest?It is a chilled jamming session where Queen Mary students will be putting on an exclusive performance for one afternoon only.
  • When will it take place?This Saturday the 29thof September. From 2-4pm.
  • Where will it take place?In Mile End Park – everyone will meet outside Nando’s at 2pm at the entrance to Mile End Park where the raised fountains are. Once everyone has been assembled we will have a mooch a bit further into the park and set up camp so please bring along your own blankets or something comfy to sit on, as well as your own food and drink. It will be a low key, low maintenance event to allow the talent of the performers to shine through rather than everyone being distracted by flashing lights and snazzy visuals!
  • How much will it cost?Nothing, it is completely FREE.

So without further ado, let me allow CUB Fest’s performers to introduce themselves:

Helena Grezo.

“I’m going to be playing with my friend Jordan; we normally do indie/R&B music and we both do drama at QM together! The both of us are 20 and love music. I also write some of my own stuff and so does he, inspired by all sorts-really into Daniel Caesar, Rex Orange County, brockhampton, Fleetwood mac, ABBA, arctic monkeys, prince etc etc – Jordan’s inspiration is more rock based than mine. I think for the main performance we’re going to do a few acoustic covers (due to lack of electrical equipment mainly)! I also post some of my covers on my YouTube channel – Helena Grezo- and will be trying to post some original stuff too. I was originally planning on going to Goldsmiths University but loved that Queen Mary had a campus- especially the fact it is based in London- and the amazing reputation the drama department has also attracted me to study here.”

Emmanuel Kiese.

“I’m a 19-year-old second Year student studying Film. Along with music, Film is one of my strongest passions. I’m in a society called Unite which is a Christian society that also does performing arts. Through Unite I got into spoken word and I’ve been trying to do more ever since. I really like implementing musical elements in my spoken word to add layers to the performance and with regards to performance and music in general, someone that really inspires me is Kendrick Lamar. I see him as more than just a rapper. He’s a writer and an artist and someone who I look up to spiritually and creatively in my work.What I love most about Queen Mary is the diversity of the uni. I’ve met so many people from so many walks of life and it’s great to see and hear so many different perspectives other than the kind that the media perceives, as it really just broadens your understanding of the world.”

Efe Uwadiae.

“I’m a 3rd year Law and Politics student, as well as being a member of the Queen Mary Theatre Company. I like all types of music from alternative rock to country and I enjoy performing! I will be performing spoken word at CUB Fest as an alternative way of expressing myself compared to some of the other acts who will be singing. I like that Queen Mary is a campus uni, so everyone is always together. I chose Queen Mary because it is the only Russell group in London which does Law and Politics.”

Leonie Aqyei.

“My name is Leonie. I’m a 21-year old singer songwriter, blogger and sociology student from London. I’m all about creativity and I hope my artistry can take me to so many different places and bring me an abundance of opportunities. If you’d like to find out more about me, please do check out my socials:”






P.S. for those of you who are new to QM, CUB Magazine is Queen Mary’s onlyarts and culture media outlet. We publish a range of articles online every Saturday from 10:00am, reaching upwards of 50,000 hits a month, as well as four printed editionsthroughout the academic year which we distribute around campus. We have a range of sections, including: Arts, Style, Features, London, Film, Music, Unisex, Photography, and a range of columnists.We are constantly on the look out for more contributors,so if you’re interested then please contact me via the following email: editorcub@gmail.comand make sure tofollow us on all of our socials:

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