Join us for our May LSE Chill, Online! Drop by anytime during the two hours and enjoy a night of live music in the comfort of your own home. We welcome many returning performers along with some fresh faces!
The line-up will be as follows:
Maitrayee Das Majumdar is currently pursing her Masters in Psychology of Economic Life. She is that girl who still believes her Hogwarts letter will arrive soon and she uses leaves as bookmarks.
Amira Natanegara and Gaia Ginevra
"Hi! I'm Amira Natanegara, a social policy student who came all the way from Indonesia. I love to sing and dance ever since I watched "Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination~". Couldn't stop shaking and shimmying since then."
Gaia started playing the ukulele last year in May during exam season (probably worst time to pick up a new hobby!) but found out it was a great way to destress herself and really enjoyed it. She loves jamming with other people and mainly does covers of contemporary songs.
Together, they will be performing a duet with Amira singing and Gaia on the ukulele.
Nadia, a queer and non-binary poet, performs poetry relating to intersectionality and the importance of challenging inequalities. They have a particular interest in articulating insights that can be hard to put into words, and uses their poems to help navigate difficulties, as well as a way of celebrating life and its complexity.
"I am Sunakshi Bajpai, a Chevening scholar, from India. Currently studying Master of Public Policy course at the LSE. Keen interest in Indian music and loves to travel."
Esther Mwema is an artist and a social entrepreneur, from Zambia. She is Founder of SAFIGI (Safety First for Girls) advocating for human dignity in safety processes and feminist discourse; and Digital Grassroots, a youth-led initiative with the goal to increase digital citizenship in underrepresented communities.
Esther is an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity based at the III in LSE. She is a candidate for an MSc Inequalities and Social Sciences.
She will be reading from her published book ‘Bow to Enter Heaven and other stories’; a short story collection with five stories that explore the fragility of dreams and asks the question of how far one must bow to catch a glimpse of heaven. Her pen name is Hadassah Louis.
"I'm a 2nd year maths with econ student here at LSE, I'm a big foodie, I love to read and I'm super passionate about music. I'll have something playing in the background for most of the day, with a love for any and all types of music, but my favourite genres would be either Americana/folk, jazz or 70s funk. I got my first guitar when I was around 11 but didn't really play it much until I picked it up again last summer. This is the first time playing for an audience, so I hope you enjoy!"
Hoping to offer some catharsis to friends in isolation impacted by COVID, Kajal began reciting and sending recordings of verses from Maya Angelou to T.S Eliot and Emily Dickinson. She is an LSE alum and currently works with LSE Generate to lead the school’s first start-up accelerator for impact driven student and alumni founders. After learning about #LSEArts only recently, she’s looking forward to jamming with the rest of the LSE crew.
You can hear more of her readings here and in tandem help support the most vulnerable in isolation during COVID.
Anne-Eléonore is a student of the MSc in International Relations at the LSE. She enjoys playing the autoharp, singing, and writing poetry. For LSE Chill, she will perform songs and poems around the themes of LGBTQ+ rights, domestic violence, anxiety, and grief.
Come along and enjoy a night of live music!
Are you a poet, comedian or budding musician? Are you in a group looking for somewhere to perform? Do you want the opportunity to perform at LSE?
LSE chill is a free performance night for LSE staff and students hosted by LSE Arts, on the last Friday of every month (in term time).
For more information or interest in performing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEArts
Just economics and politics? Think again. While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the LSE Arts website.