Spill The Tea: A Cutty Crew Takeover

On 16 July 2021 the Royal Museums Greenwich Youth Collective produced an evening takeover on Cutty Sark. This year's collective known as 'Cutty Crewconsisted of: Joshlyn Evans, Frederick Fynn-Famodun, Rachel Galbraith, Millie Hamilton, Sarah Hocine, Daniel Kamere, Olaitan Komolafe, Nasir Muhammad, Jade Ngoc, Tunmike Onibuje and Peter Wareing.

Spill the Tea was a takeover that allowed people to come together to shed light on the themes of diversity, equality, unity, audacity, identity and community. The crew wanted to create a space where people could talk freely and express their views and opinions with confidence. Subverting the traditional Tea Party, the evening was filled with artists, performances, poets, games and food. 

Flag on the Cutty Sark that reads Cutty Crew An image of the Spill The Tea event on Cutty Sark

The Cutty Crew met weekly for a period of 10 weeks to co-produce the evening take-over. They selected local young performers to be part of the evening, which included Carina Torres, Dan Whitlam, Emireallyhere, Isy Miller de Vega, James Gava, Karenchi, Ku-Ro, Molotov and The Unknown.

 group of young people on Cutty Sark

 Between acts the Cutty Crew designed table games and conversation starters as well as a quiz and evening meal.

Two young performers on stage at Cutty Sark in front of the figure heads A group of young people watching performers as part of Spill the Tea


Supported by the Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Big Lottery Community Fund

Join the Youth Collective

Want to work with creative professionals to organise takeovers, events and workshops, all while getting paid? The National Maritime Museum is looking for young people aged 16-24 from the Greenwich borough to co-produce and deliver a summer museum take-over in 2022.