We are pleased to announce the six Queen Mary University of London students selected to spend a life-changing week in the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro with Grupo Cultural AfroReggae during the month of  July 2015 (11th to 18th).This unique opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s greatest cultural warriors, as they fight for social transformation through art is promoted by Santander, in partnership with People’s Palace Projects.

Here are the names shortlisted for the project:

Catherine Laura Palmer – BA Drama, School of English and Drama
Christina Govier – BA Politics,  School of Politics and International  Relations
Joshua George Gardner – MA Theatre & Performance, School of English and Drama
Matilda Bungard – BA Drama, School of English and Drama
Suzanna Allen Massingue – BA Geography, School of Geography
Thomas Rivers Briscoe – BA Drama, School of English and Drama

We’ve had 59 applications and would like to thank all the participants for taking their time and applying to this opportunity.