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A Observe from Rebecca, 19 March

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18.03.22

Good day! It’s Rebecca, the Advertising Assistant right here at Griffin. You might keep in mind me from my notice to you final yr the place I spoke about all of the scrumptious Egyptian meals my mom, Wafaa, was cooking up.

I just lately learnt one thing that made me really feel like my life is a lie. What we make in our family will not be falafel—it’s truly known as tameya. I simply thought it was the identical factor, you understand? Nevertheless, Egyptian tameya is a flatter, round, disk-like model of a falafel, and it’s normally coated in sesame seeds. I adore it as a result of it’s crispier and the heartburn after makes all of it price it!

In addition to the crispy tameya, Mum has presently been cooking wara enab (stuffed vine leaves with rice and veggies) and my absolute favorite, mombar (sausage pores and skin full of mince meat, tomato, onions and herbs) in addition to roz bel laban (a traditional rice pudding). Let me know in the event you’ve ever tried any of those goodies!

Now that I’ve made you all hungry, it’s time to announce that I've sadly, however very excitingly, determined to pursue a special profession path, which implies I’ll be wrapping up my time at Griffin very quickly. I’m going to show my focus to a brand new ardour of mine—organising occasions! This realisation was all because of our very first Griffin Ambassadors Alumni occasion, which I just lately organised for Griffin.

Thanks to everybody who attended—it was so heart-warming to see previous Ambassadors come again from earlier years and meet up with one another! It was unbelievable to see how some individuals went on to be lecturers, theatremakers, and humanities professionals. It was additionally nice to talk to some present 2022 Ambassadors. Organising and planning that occasion was one of the best factor I’ve performed in my profession up to now. I couldn’t have performed it with out plenty of assist and steerage from my Grif-family, however assembly everybody on the occasion was simply probably the most healthful factor. I received to see the thrill and pleasure on our attendees’ faces, and that was all of the reward I wanted. I wish to say an enormous, massive thanks to the Robertson Basis, who've been supporting this system for 10 years!

Our alumni attendees watched a efficiency of Orange Thrower by Kirsty Marillier. Which jogs my memory, in the event you haven’t seen it—WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! We’ve prolonged the season by every week, now closing on Saturday 26 March, so seize your tickets fast! From the unbelievable forged to the set design, it’s enjoyable, contemporary, and really a-peeling to all audiences (I'll or might not have googled orange puns). You solely have eight extra possibilities to squeeze in a present earlier than it closes.

A is for Apple by Jessica Bellamy is coming full steam forward, kicking off our Griffin Lookout program for 2022—it opens straight after Orange Thrower. It’s a celebration of Jewish womanhood starring Amy Hack and Zoe Resnick. They’re deep into rehearsals, creating this thrilling work prepared to come back to life in late March and by all accounts it’s going to be a beautiful present!

However earlier than I say my last farewell, I've the whole Griffin firm to thank: Ell, Frankie, Ang, Imogen, Ally, Jem, Declan, Tessa, Andrea, Peter, Julian, Dom and to Julieanne, who by no means stopped believing in me. As a result of I’m not simply leaving an organization, I’m leaving a household.

In true Rebecca fashion, I can not go away with out making a Excessive Faculty Musical reference (Ell this one’s for you): “as soon as a Wildcat, at all times a Wildcat”.

Goodbye for now, not eternally,
Rebecca

Rebecca Abdel-Messih
Advertising Assistant

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