Now Then: Florence (extract)
An extract from Jessie Lawson’s podcast series, Now Then, that shares the stories of people who are over 70 years old. This is Florence’s story. Hear the full episode and more here
Over and out: Reviving Marconi
A few months ago Pearl went to opening of The Tommy Flowers community pub in Poplar, East London, they invited her back to take a look at the Marconi receiver that had been found in a local attic..
Interview with Rebecca Rowntree – This Way Up
Interview with advertising creative director Rebecca Rowntree who was so surprised by the shockingly low numbers of women in this role that she decided to start a podcast and event –This Way Up featuring candid conversation with women in the creative industry.
Interview with Jenny Richards from Grand Union Orchestra
There is no musical organisation on the planet quite like the Grand Union Orchestra. For over 30 years, we have brought together singers and instrumentalists from all over the world to create spectacular live shows, combining music and theatre to reflect vividly the society we live in today. We speak to Jenny Richards to learn more.
This month Pearl Wise speaks to Jenny Richards from cross-cultural music makers The Grand Union Orchestra, creative director Rebecca Rowntree founder of event and podcast This Way Up – celebrating diversity in creative business, Jessie Lawson feature another episode from Now Then her series of stories from the over 70’s and Peal discovers why a Marconi receiver has ended up in an East London pub. Live music from East London/Cambridge based trio Carolyn’s Fingers.
As the V&A prepares to open it’s East London outpost in the Olympic Park, they’ve actually taken over a small space in Poplar called the Lansbury Micro Museum. Their current exhibition ‘Seeing Red’ is a collection of posters from the women’s printing workshop See Red who where very active members of London’s feminist movement in the 70s and 80’s.
The super enigmatic sisters from Hackney Jo and Jess have set up a crowdfunding campaign to create a vibrant Nigerian/British fusion food stall and restaurant called the Garden Of Edun..
Support their campaign HERE