Our Hives

NGOs and Charities Hive Leader

Clara is our leader for the NGO and Charities hive. Originally from the United States she is the Director of Marketing and Communications and a member of the Board of Trustees for REFUGYM, a UK registered charity which delivers exercise, endorphins, and escapism to refugees in Greece. Clara currently resides in Boston, studying Philosophy and Economics at Wellesley College and is passionate about refugee rights, rock climbing, and vegetarian cooking. 

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Darren is our leader for the LGBT+ hive. Darren is a non-binary activist and creative. They currently volunteer at Pride in London and work as an LGBT+ columnist for a magazine called Frontrunner. In the past, they have worked with activists all around the world and helped run many different queer groups from pride events to activist meet-ups. 

Fee is in general a water-nut, over the last years she could be found dipping herself into every available waterbody in and around Iceland wearing Scuba, freediving suit or more recently nothing at all! 

Living currently in a country full of beautiful landscapes and moving soon to Scotland, which has no lack of such, she is an enthusiast for outdoor activities, roaming freely, exploring new hidden gems of nature and of course, trying to get a dip in any gorgeous falling or standing waterbody possible.

 

She has a Master degree in Marine and coastal sciences and generally can peak an interest in any hobbies that involves creative body-movements, handcrafts or food.

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Michael is our leader for the Photography Hive. 

 

Based just outside London, he has been developing skills as a hobbyist portrait and fashion photographer since 2011. After a career-driven hiatus he restarted in earnest in April 2019 under the handle "Mind in the Shutter" (@mindshutterphotos), and has since relished any opportunity to work with other creatives around the country. 

Michael works as a solicitor by day, specialising in intellectual property. He also sometimes finds himself working in theatre as an actor and director; last year he played Laurie in a touring production of Little Women, and Romeo in an outdoor production of Romeo & Juliet.  

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Alice is our leader for the Poetry hive. Born and raised in Watford, England, Alice is extremely passionate about spoken word.  Her themes often surround feminity, mental health, body positivity and current affairs. She also replicates this through graphic design. Alice has performed across London and Kent and has won the Lickidy Spit Slam at the Marlowe Theatre and performed alongside Holly McNish and Birdspeed in Kent!

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Lorena is a Spanish ‘Señorita’ with a broad international experience. London, Madrid, Prague, Antwerp or Grenoble have been some of her dance floors. Wherever she goes, party follows. Or she follows every party? That´s something we will never know!

Currently based in London, she is living the dream. Having blended her own London dry gin, she is a Ginstitute graduate. Spanish wine runs through her veins and she also loves tasting local specialties.

 

Always quality over quantity, so let´s share some quality time at the Games & Parties Hive!

Music

Kamran is our music hive leader. Originally from a small town in Hampshire, he moved to London two years ago to pursue his musical ambitions in the big smoke. He is a devoted singer, songwriter and performing artist who uses his music as a means of storytelling - expressing love, heartbreak, individuality and vulnerability in pop-sized chunks. 

 

Kamran currently lives in Clapham, South London. His other interests include classic films and literature, Victorian architecture, modern art and fancy coffee.

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Food

Owen is our leader for the Food Hive. He was born in Malta and since 2015 he has been living, cooking and eating in Paris. Owen’s passion for food started at a very young age and it was strengthened when he started to travel and discover different tastes from all over the world. Owen loves finding new recipes, trying them and sharing food with anyone who is hungry. For Owen, food does not only feed us when we are hungry, but it serves as a tool to bring us together, share our culture and create memories.

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Art

María José is the leader of the Art Hive. Born and raised in Colombia, she finds inspiration in the ethnic and cultural diversity that surrounds her. She knew her life belonged to the arts and design from a young age. She studied Design and for the last two years, she has been developing her career as an illustrator. 

 

Her work is mainly inspired by women, movies, pop culture and her life. She shares her personal projects on Instagram (@maria.jose.guzman). You can find her watching indie films, painting or studying artists she likes in her spare time.

Film & TV

"Hey up me ducks!"

 

Our Film & TV Hive leader Megan is a convicted binge watcher. Growing up in Derby and moving to London to study Filmmaking, Megan is an aspiring Director. She loves a period drama, anything set in the 90s and has a soft spot for Star Wars.


Aside from spending her time sifting through streaming sites, Megan can be found dreaming about a pandemic-free Glastonbury, drinking *lots of* coffee or down the pub with her pals.

And start saying hello to your hive leader today!

Meet Our Hive Members

Sydney

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Poetry Hive

Professional background - Poet and teacher in training

 

Favourite poet - Rudy Francisco

 

Favourite poem - Ah my dear by Baki

 

Location - Born in Sierra Leone during the civil war and later moved to the UK

Louis

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Poetry Hive

Professional background - Poet

 

Favourite poet - Warsan Shire

 

Favourite poem - Truth is not the secret of a few by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

 

Location - Manchester

Tala

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Poetry Hive

Professional background - Editor & Content Manager for a music website researching the history behind music

 

Favourite poets: Khalil Gibran and Audre Lorde

Favourite poem: "beasts bounding through time" by Charles Bukowski!

 

Location - Currently Devon, soon Manchester!

Frederike

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Outdoor Sports Hive

Location: Germany

 

Sport: horseback riding

 

How did it all start? - When I was 9, I Fell in love with horses and this love is still strong 💕

 

Team you support: all horse(wo)men who handle their horses with respect

 

Favourite sport to watch: Yoga instructions on YouTube

 

Artist that pumps you: Lady gaga

 

Biggest sporting/fitness achievement: straightening my body with the help of yoga

Babs

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Outdoor Sports Hive

Location: London


Sport: Football


How did it all start? - I've played since I was young


Team you support: Arsenal (of course!)


Favourite sport to watch: Football


Artist that pumps you: Travis Greene (Christian artist)


Biggest sporting/fitness achievement: Trophies with my football team when I was young

Mark

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Outdoor Sports Hive

Location: Bayreuth, Germany

 

Sport: Rugby, Jiu-Jitsu, Gym

 

How did it all start? Nolli Watermans‘ insane try vs. the US

 

Team you support: Saracens Women, FC St. Pauli, Warrington Wolves

 

Favourite sport to watch: MMA and Rugby

 

Artist that pumps you: “Scream Aim Fire” by Bullet for my Valentine

 

Biggest sporting/fitness achievement: runner-up in a Jiu-Jitsu contest for beginner 

With over 300 members from 10 countries

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