Jackie Morris and Tony Sacker, two stall-holders from small Hackney market Kingsland Waste, explain why this market needs saving and why they aren’t happy about Hackney Council’s plans to ‘refresh’ the market.
Forge and Co: Just another co-working space in Shoreditch?
The multi-use co-working space Forge and Co opened in May last year with the view to add a fun social element to co-working and creating a home from home for Shoreditch’s growing laptop enterprises. Listen to co-founder Cymon Eckle and house manager Sarah Grill explain what makes Forge and Co unique.
Thousands of people take the tube at Bethnal Green every day, but what many of them might not know is that those steps saw one of the worst civilian disasters of the World War II. Nia Charpentier talked to Harry Paticas the architect working on a memorial to commemorate the 173 people who died that night, and Sandra Scotting, whose relatives also died in the tragedy.
Narrated by Nia Charpentier & produced by Ana Xavier.
Ana Xavier roamed the streets of east London to talk to the people responsible for showcasing contemporary Portuguese culture to the masses. They are part of the new wave of immigrants that are uniting the roots of portuguese products and food to the latest cultural movements in music, design and illustration.
On this edition of EastCast you’ll be hearing from two market traders trying to save the traditional East End market Kingsland Waste; discover why music entrepreneur Cymon Eckles is making work popular at Forge and Co.; find out more about online sound art gallery called Sonica FM (currently in residence at The Hundred Years Gallery in Hoxton); discover the intriguing sounding museum of walking by exploring the world of Victorian philanthropist John Ruskin and we will also have singer-songwriter Miriam Jones in the studio for a live session and interview.
Presented and produced by Nia Chapentier, Ana Xavier and Pearl Wise.
Newton ‘Ace’ Dunbar created and ran the Four Aces Club in Dalston until it fell first to dust, then rose to legend. He has now risen from this story and started a new life as a DJ. This audio piece featuring Newton Dunbar is about that journey.
Produced by Lucia Scazzocchio. (Pearl Wise)
Photomonth is back celebrating photography in venues across East London throughout October and November. EastCast caught up with Director Maggie Pinhorn to find out more. Full listings at 2014.photomonth.org