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’
Bighouse Theatre is back with new political performance ahead of the election
Wednesday 25th March to Saturday 11th April
The Big House Presents…
Created by Ben Musgrave, with Andrew Day.
A verbatim piece inspired by real stories from the cast.
“These people who we want to listen, I don’t think we ever get to see them… these people hide.”
The words of young men and women who have survived the chaos of the system. Who have lived the consequences of political games. Who now have 60 minutes to be heard.
Inspired by real stories, and an extraordinary visit to the Houses of Parliament, this is a wild, tender, funny and devastating exploration of the political lives of young people on the margins.
Director Maggie Norris
Designer Sarah Beaton
Movement Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Lighting Designer Peter Small
Sound Designer Ed Clarke
The Big House are back to work, collaborating with 15 young care leavers and young people at-risk to create an exciting, original production; Politrix will be a verbatim piece responding to the upcoming election. The group are in week 3 of rehearsals; Politrix will run from Wednesday 25th March to Saturday 11th April.