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.
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.