Now Then: Florence (extract)
An extract from Jessie Lawson’s podcast series, Now Then, that shares the stories of people who are over 70 years old. This is Florence’s story. Hear the full episode and more here
Over and out: Reviving Marconi
A few months ago Pearl went to opening of The Tommy Flowers community pub in Poplar, East London, they invited her back to take a look at the Marconi receiver that had been found in a local attic..
Interview with Rebecca Rowntree – This Way Up
Interview with advertising creative director Rebecca Rowntree who was so surprised by the shockingly low numbers of women in this role that she decided to start a podcast and event –This Way Up featuring candid conversation with women in the creative industry.
Interview with Jenny Richards from Grand Union Orchestra
There is no musical organisation on the planet quite like the Grand Union Orchestra. For over 30 years, we have brought together singers and instrumentalists from all over the world to create spectacular live shows, combining music and theatre to reflect vividly the society we live in today. We speak to Jenny Richards to learn more.
This month Pearl Wise speaks to Jenny Richards from cross-cultural music makers The Grand Union Orchestra, creative director Rebecca Rowntree founder of event and podcast This Way Up – celebrating diversity in creative business, Jessie Lawson feature another episode from Now Then her series of stories from the over 70’s and Peal discovers why a Marconi receiver has ended up in an East London pub. Live music from East London/Cambridge based trio Carolyn’s Fingers.
As the V&A prepares to open it’s East London outpost in the Olympic Park, they’ve actually taken over a small space in Poplar called the Lansbury Micro Museum. Their current exhibition ‘Seeing Red’ is a collection of posters from the women’s printing workshop See Red who where very active members of London’s feminist movement in the 70s and 80’s.
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.