The Arches: E5 Bakehouse
Britain’s railway arches are being sold off by Network rail and thousands of small business are in danger as the rents are bound to be hiked up so much that renting an arch space will no longer be sustainable. The Arches, celebrates the diverse enterprises that are found under railways. To pilot the series we grab a coffee and a loaf of bread and East London’s infamous E5 Bakehouse. If you want to find out more about the Guardians of the arches campaign to save the businesses located in Britain’s railway arches head to guardiansofthearches.org.uk
This month Pearl Wise and Jessie Lawson speak to artist Mat Jenner from TACO home to a new community radio initiative in Thamesmead- RTM, the live true storytelling event Spark London play a sample of their outlandish stories recorded at their Hackney events, Pearl takes us on an audio-tour of the E5 Bakehouse as part of a new radio series ‘The Arches’ exploring life under the railway arches and Voltage Black the genre-defying project of Ewan Fisher plays live following the release of his album ’The Curve of the Earth is With You’
A Hackney Autobiography – Interview with Laura Mitchison and Gary Maloy A Hackney Autobiography is an app created as a sound walk exploring a recorded history of Hackney featuring one of Hackney’s unique cultural cultural institutions Centerprise. With us are Laura Mitchison from On the Record and Gary Maloy from Core Arts who features in the recordings.
New EastCaster Martha met Andrew Ashong when he supported Ghostpoet in Hackney recently. Andrew’s only been doing live gigs since January and has already come pretty far from DJing and making music in his bedroom- his record ‘Flowers’ won track of the year at Giles Peterson’s Worldwide awards and a new ‘Special’ EP is to be released in January…