Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
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.
Studio Interview: Robert Pratten
Jonny Virgo talks to transmedia creator Robert Pratten, founder and CEO of Conducttr a cross media platform for gaming.
We talk to Asma Shah and Roxi Johanshahi from east London based company ‘You Make It’, who are on a mission totally transform local young women’s lives, also with them is Sherin Adam, a You Make It graduate is here to tell us how the scheme worked for her.
EastCast explores the arts, culture and community nurtured in East London but resonating way beyond. This month Jonny Virgo and Pearl Wise are joined by Roxi Jahanshani and Asma Shah from You Make It an organisation enabling young unemployed women to pursue their goals, influential transmedia creator and CEO of story gaming platform Conducttr Rob Pratten and and cross-media artist SG Milner ahead of his The Night Is Over, Applaud exhibition. New contributor Celia Robbins takes us on The Ancestors Trail in Epping Forest and Jessie Lawson investigates why ‘that time of the month’ is still taboo.
This month Pearl Wise, Jonny Virgo and new recruit Sasha Edye-Lindner are joined by East London University’s creative writing organisation CityLife Stories and this year’s winner of their short story prize, The East End Film Festival take over en masse with curator Andrew Simpson, Gholam director Mitra Tabrizian and Sink director Mark Gillis, Jonny digs deep at the Archaeology of Crossrail exhibition at Museum of Docklands and Sasha meets a women’s football team putting Hackney on the map.
This month Pearl Wise, Jonny Virgo and new recruit Jess Lawson are joined by Douglas Karson to talk about an ambitious 10 day bonanza of cabaret, comedy, film, art and music at One2Festival in London Fields, members of the children’s literacy charity Hackney Pirates talk about their adventures in radio making, Pearl finds out why an Estate Agency in Stoke Newington is promoting property in Stoke on Trent and discovers a new analogue multi-venue; The Institute of Light. Singer-songwriter STAC plays live in the studio to celebrate her brand new Perpetual EP release.
This month Pearl Wise and Jonny Virgo are joined by Fatos Ustek curator of Art Night, an exciting new contemporary free art event in July and filmmaker Gavin Boyter explaining why he decided to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End and then write the book Downhill From Here. Jonny reports on ‘The Queen of Carnival’ Claudia Jones activist, journalist instigator of the Notting Hill Carnival in 1959, Jess Lawson investigates the pitfalls of ‘Right to Rent’ and Hip Hop/spoken word artist Shay D brings a taste of her unique sound live in the studio.