Petra Kluk (Womb2) + Madeleine Dunnigan (Ladybeard) We celebrate all things female with Petra Kluk events manager at the numbers group and organiser of a new female centric event ‘Womb2’ at Number90 and Madeleine Dunnigan co-editor of the beautifully produced glossy and online magazine Ladybeard.
Interview + live session with John Fairhurst Blues singer and guitar talent John Fairhurst will be performs live and talks about his passion for making bows ahead of his performance at London Remixed Festival at Rich Mix (2/3 February 2018)
The story of Arthur Wint
As part of his Black History series, Jonny Virgo interviews some Olympians from London 1948 to uncover the story of the original Usain Bolt, Jamaican athlete and fighter pilot Arthur Wint.
Tales of East Glasgow
We twin with East Glasgow with an extract from Jessie Lawson’s ongoing project SIGOHA (Settled in Glasgow Oral Histories Archive) featuring voices from people who have made Glasgow their home.
This month Pearl Wise and Jonny Virgo meet Number 90 events manager Petra Kluk ahead of a new female-centric event series and Madeleine Dunnigan from feminist glossy mag Ladybeard, Jonny reports on unsung black hero; 1948 olympic gold medalist Arthur Wint and Jessie Lawson twins the show with East Glasgow via voices from the Sigoha Project. Rising UK guitar phenomenon John Fairhurst performs live.
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.