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.
London is facing increasing pressure from a changing and globalising world, our communities struggling to accommodate the flux associated with population growth, migration and economic uncertainty. Yet as a society we continue to view the Western city as the model of development – at the forefront of modernisation and progress. In March 2016 we travelled to Accra in Ghana, looking to this rapidly growing African city for an ex-centric study of contemporary responses to 21st century pressures. The exhibition presents a collection of personal stories from across Ghana’s capital, which heard together; tell broader narratives about the city, its diverse and distinct communities and idiosyncratic inhabitants. Despite its challenges, we found communities within Accra that remain resilient and expectant. Characteristics that manifest themselves in a highly social urban landscape able to integrate strangers, accommodate change and above all adapt. Using interviews, sound, imagery, drawings and ephemera we present a series of part real, part imagined walks through the city.