Can I talk to you about.. Periods? Jessie Lawson set herself a challenge. Walk from Dalston to Clapton and stop as many people as she could on the street and asked them to talk to her about periods. Then she ended up at her mum’s boat, so chatted to her mum about periods too.
The Ancestor’s Trail
Celia Robbins discovers a unique event taking place in Epping Forest later this month. The Ancestor’s Trail is a walk that’s inspired by science. It’s all about evolution and the tree of life – with added music, poetry and dance. If you’d like to join the walkers on Saturday 29th, you can find all the details about starting points, and register at ancestorstrail.org.uk.
Studio interview with Simon Milner
Pearl Wise talks to artist Simon Milner about his upcoming show The Night Is Over, Applaud! at Doomed Gallery in Dalston. Doomed Gallery 65 Ridley Road Private view 27th July 6pm – 9pm Open 29th & 30th July 11am – 7pm
We talk to Asma Shah and Roxi Johanshahi from east London based company ‘You Make It’, who are on a mission totally transform local young women’s lives, also with them is Sherin Adam, a You Make It graduate is here to tell us how the scheme worked for her.
EastCastexplores the arts, culture and community nurtured in East London but resonating way beyond. This month Jonny Virgo and Pearl Wise are joined by Roxi Jahanshani and Asma Shah from You Make It an organisation enabling young unemployed women to pursue their goals, influential transmedia creator and CEO of story gaming platformConducttr Rob Pratten and and cross-media artist SG Milner ahead of his The Night Is Over, Applaudexhibition. New contributor Celia Robbins takes us on The Ancestors Trail in Epping Forest and Jessie Lawson investigates why ‘that time of the month’ is still taboo.
Studio Interview: East End Film Festival Pearl Wise speaks to Andrew Simpson, founder and curator of the East End Film Festival about this year’s programme, Mark Gillis director of his feature debut Sink, and photographer Mitra Tabrizian director of her feature debut Golham.
Studio Interview: CityLife Stories
We learn about East London University’s CityLife Stories with project administrator Sam and Rebecca Hawkins winner of this year’s City Life prize for Fiction by young writers with her short story ‘London Calling’
Orton is celebrating the re-issue of her second album first released in 1999, Central Reservation, and will be performing with her full band. The album won her a Best Female Award at the Brits and gave her a second Mercury Prize nomination.
We Interviewed Ian Bennet aka Farrago about his acoustic/folk event The Music Box at Paper Dress a couple of months ago. Ian is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and on this week’s show we played his track Red Rag to a Rainbow.
Founders Alex Murray-Leslie and Melissa Logan have always stated that they are more of an art collective than a straight up band, and on this week’s show we played their track Utopia. Their new album of the same name was released in March this year and they are here in East London for their UK single launch. It is invite only so check the ace hotel for details.
On this week’s show we played Welsh singer songwriter Sweet Baboo’s rendition of Thin Lizzie’s The Boys are Back in Town. Sweet Baboo is playing a mini tour to celebrate the release (on The Mochi Mochi label) of a collection of recordings recorded by Sweet Baboo on the Mark Riley show.