Bear Mother House
Pearl Wise discovered how Hackney based organisation Xenia, which connects migrant women and English speaking women, has been working with artists Fourthland on their latest exhibition Bear Mother House.
Pearl Wise (Lucia Scazzocchio) has been at the helm of EastCast and steering the ship since the very first episode, Pearl has been nurturing the new radio talent that EastCast provides a platform for and is always digging around for new stories from East London. When Lucia isn’t her on air persona Pearl, she’s busy running Social Broadcasts – a platform for audio and radio storytelling in its many forms. Follow @RadioPearlWise and @SOCIALBRDCSTS
Jonny Virgo is a rapper and poet, music producer and songwriter, transmedia creator and author as well as an accomplished educator. Jonny Virgo is a human that does things, many things. Check jonnyvirgo.com and follow @jonnyvirgo
Jessie Lawson is a radio maker and oral historian interested in creating platforms for voices that are too often left unheard. She runs Now Then Podcast and the Settled in Glasgow Oral History Archive. Outside of the audio world, Jess spends her free time volunteering at The Hackney Pirates and playing bike polo.
Katie Haylor is a pharmacology graduate turned science communicator, with a love for audio! She’s a radio broadcaster with multimedia experience, and has featured on the BBC World Service’s Science in Action. Hailing originally from Yorkshire, Katie likes singing, eating and sharing community stories. Follow @KatieEHaylor and check out her SoundCloud. Katie now works at The Naked Scientist podacast.
Nia Charpentier has over 7 years’ experience in multimedia communications including work for several charities, BBC Radio 5 Live, LBC 97.3 and Young Asia Television. She has been co-presenting EastCast since it began in 2013.
Among those Nia has interviewed are gang members, Olympic athletes, political activists, film makers, artists and musicians. Follow @Nia Charpentier
Ana Xavier is from Portugal and is a multilingual producer with extensive experience in radio, television and multimedia. Ana was also there when EastCast was born in 2013 and has been co-presenting and co-producing the show ever since.
She’s pretty much excited about life in general….And cakes. She loves cakes. Check anaxavier.com, Soundcloud and Follow @AnaXavierr
Martha McAlpine is an East London based video producer and a lover of all things radio. She is a fan of the arts and has a slightly worrying fascination with porridge. Follow @MarthaRoseMac and marthamcalpine.co.uk
Zoë Bryant is an Illustration graduate turned radio presenter, arts writer, and the brains behind @timeartlondon, a Twitter guide to East London art exhibitions. Zoë was invited to join EastCast on a monthly basis to recommend the best art exhibitions happening in East London. Tune into Hoxton Radio from 10-12 Thursday mornings for two hours of her favourite new music! Follow @zoeellenbryant
Want to join us? If you have an interest in radio presenting or producing, and you reckon you can dig up some East London arts and culture gems, we would love to hear from you.