We talk to Ruth Rogers, the founder of London’s first happiness cafe.
Details at thecanvascafe.org
Something to Declare: Sheik’s Story Most have arrived to live somewhere new at some point. Many have a story to tell about that arrival and the transition from one place to another. Whether its crossing continents, borders or boroughs, through necessity or through choice,
this collection of personal stories aims to shift the current national debate about migration, through the realisation that many of us do have something to declare.
Popaganda: Who do you think you are? Selfie culture and the future of identity.
The 20th Century gave rise to a dominant narrative of the individual, undermining social cohesion and collective identity. With digital Selfie Culture all pervasive, that individual narrative seems alive and well, but our social identities and need for connection, still form a vital part of who we are.
This month we talk to Ruth Rogers founder of The Canvas Cafe, the first ‘Happy Cafe’ in London, we hear from live music promoter Rami Radi about his new label Laid Bare Records, listen to the wonderfully calm songs of Chris Belson performing live in the studio, listen to an arrival to London story from a new audio series about migration, Nia gets fit at helps the community at GoodGym and we hear from Popaganda about selfie culture. All of that in one jam packed hour! Featuring Nia Charpentier, Danielle Manning, Pearl Wise and Ana Xavier
EastCast talks to Jacob Mukherjee and Kennedy Walker from Take Back The City, a crowd sourced people’s manifesto for London, putting a normal Londoner up as a candidate for the mayoral election next year.
Photographer Syd Shelton talks about his involvement with Rock Against Racism as an activist and a photographer. This is the story of reggae and punk joined forces to fight right wing politics. His collection of photographs published by Autograph ABP gives a unique insight into this moment in history.