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.
This month Jonny Virgo, Pearl Wise and Jessie Lawson are joined by Ed Cooke founder of Memrise tool to help you learn better and some men who are disrupting gender stereotypes via their Great Men initiative. Jessie Lawson continues her starting conversations series and asks East Londoners about The Menopause, we learn how Dalston Cola is quietly changing perceptions of fizzy pop and Celia Robbins reveals why you shouldn’t burn your diary as The Bishop Gate’s Institute’s Great Diary Project may be interested in your musings.
Studio Interview: Ed Cooke from Memrise
Jonny Virgo talks to Ed Cooke about his amazing memory and his award winning language learning app Memrise.
Studio Interview: David Brockway from The Great Men Project
Jessie Lawson stumbled upon a website called Great Men, and wanted to find out more. The Great Men Project is an organisation that delivers workshops to young men in schools with the aim of disrupting gender stereotypes. She talks to David Brockway, who runs the project.
The Story of Dalston Cola
Pearl Wise met Duncan O’Brien and Graham Walker at the Dalston Cola HQ to discover how this soft drinks company has grown from its humble beginnings at East London venue Passing Clouds (RIP) to competing with the fizzy pop heavyweights around the country.
Starting Conversations: The Menopause
This month, Jessie Lawson walked down Kingsland Road asking people what the menopause was. She ended up in Stoke Newington, where she spoke with Eileen Bellot about her project Reclaim the Menopause.
Reclaim the Menopause are starting a new round of workshops on Monday October 16th. They also run a fortnightly support group for people who can’t commit to a full 12 week programme. To find out more, visit reclaimthemenopause.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.
The Great Diary Project
Hear about a unique archive of peoples’ history that anyone can add to – telling the stories of Londoner’s lives for future generations. East Cast contributor Celia Robbins met Irving Finkel and Stef Dickers to find out about the Great Diary Project at The Bishopsgate Institute.
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.
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.