The Tommy Flowers Community Pub Lucia Scazzocchio went to the launch of a new community pub in Poplar conceived by arts collective Fitzrovia Noir and dedicated to a local personality (and soon to be national hero?) computer engineer Tommy Flowers. Tommy Flowers Pub
Studio interview with Abigial Tarttelin Interview with Hackney based Abigail Tarttelin author of Dead Girls a feminist crime thriller just published with Mantle books following her critically acclaimed novel Golden Boy
This month Pearl Wise speaks to Hackney based author Abigail Tarttelin about her newly published feminist crime thriller Dead Girls, we delve into the vaults with Nia Charpentier’s piece on pigeon whistles, Pearl reports from the opening of a community pub in Poplar commemorating World War II computer engineer Tommy Flowers, Mae-Li Evens takes us behind the scenes of Raw Materials an exhibition at Bow Arts plus live music from Jonathan Holder & The Good Thinking.
Hakeem Kazeem from The Batty Mama
Interview with Hakeem Kazeem, from The Batty Mama an organisation specialised in Queer black and brown performance arts and events.
Alt Queer Black P.R.O.M, 27 April at Hackney Showroom.
Cabinet of Cynics and Stepping Out Theatre presents: The Divided Laing
London, 1970. Experimental psychiatrist R.D. Laing is facing eviction from his pioneering acid-asylum in the East End’s Kingsley Hall. Local residents are up in arms – and to make matters worse, Ronnie’s revolutionary colleague David Cooper is flipping out on the roof…
With his personal life going down the pan and his mental state heading the same way, Ronnie takes an acid trip to the future to save the legacy of his therapeutic organisation, The Philadelphia Association. Will it be a one-way ticket to madness – or can breakdown sometimes mean breakthrough?
Alan Cox plays Ronnie Laing in this provocative, freewheeling comedy by the acclaimed playwright and journalist Patrick Marmion.
Michael Kingsbury (In Lambeth, Ying Tong) directs the world premiere production on the 50th anniversary of The Philadelphia Association and of Laing’s experimental asylum at Kingsley Hall in Bromley by Bow.