Studio interview and live session with Phil Cosby
Jonny Virgo speaks to Hackney based singer-songwriter Phil Cosby about his new EP release Blue Daze
This month Jonny Virgo, Pearl Wise and Sasha Edye-Lindner are joined by Kasia Uscinska and Viv Ellis from Nasty Women, an event celebrating female artists in support of women’s rights. Jessie Lawson continues her series of starting conversations and talks to random East Londoners about masturbation, we hear about a collaborative exhibition with residents from the Wedlock Barn Estate in Hoxton – Permissible Notations Of, Oliver Meek executive director of Dalston’s Rio Cinema explains why the cinema is such an important part of local heritage and singer-songwriter Phil Cosby plays live in the studio ahead his Blue Daze EP release.
We’ve decided to create a geo-located audio tour comprising of a selection of the places we’ve explored on the show over the past 4 years. Using the brilliant app IZI travel, this isn’t a regular audio tour, more of a podcast amble. So when you find a location with some audio attached to it, find a bench, bit of grass, wall or chair and tune into our neighbourhood.
Explore EastCast’s East London
Inaugural Nasty Women UK event, a FREE art exhibition and weekend of talks, comedy, spoken word, live music and workshops at Stour Space in East London, in support of the charity End Violence Against Women. The exhibition includes 2D work, sculpture, sound installations, street art, performance, political baked goods and an immersive art installation where visitors will be able to create their own artwork in Virtual Reality.
Fri 22-Sun 24th September
Stour Space, 7 Roach Rd, HACKNEY WICK, E3 2PA
Let’s talks about.. Masturbation
Jessie Lawson continues her starting conversations series. This month she walked around Waltham Forest and asked people for stories about masturbation. She then went to visit Nisha, a perinatal psychiatrist and sex therapist, to talk about what she’d heard.
Permissable Notations Of
Lucia Scazzocchio caught up with artists Rosalind Fowler, Louise Ashouk and Eva Knutsdotter in their studio as they were busy sewing together props for their exhibition Permissible Notations Of in collaboration with residents of the Wedlock Barn Estate in Hoxton and currently featured at the Peer Gallery. The music you’ll hear in this piece was created with the estate residents as a live response to the films they made.
Interview with Oliver Meek from The Rio Cinema
Oliver Meek, executive director of Rio, one of London’s few independent community cinemas talks about the history of this iconic picture palace and why they are building another screening room in the basement.
Can I talk to you about.. Periods?
Jessie Lawson set herself a challenge. Walk from Dalston to Clapton and stop as many people as she could on the street and asked them to talk to her about periods. Then she ended up at her mum’s boat, so chatted to her mum about periods too.
The Ancestor’s Trail
Celia Robbins discovers a unique event taking place in Epping Forest later this month. The Ancestor’s Trail is a walk that’s inspired by science. It’s all about evolution and the tree of life – with added music, poetry and dance. If you’d like to join the walkers on Saturday 29th, you can find all the details about starting points, and register at ancestorstrail.org.uk.