Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
This month Pearl Wise, Jonny Virgo and Katie Haylor are joined in the studio by members of City Impro ahead of The Shoreditch Imrov Festival, further theatrics with members of the cast of Brixton Rock, The Big House Theatre’s latest production and Georgia Whitakar Hughes explains how The Migrants Connections Festival in will connect local residents with migrants. Jonny Virgo looks back at the horrors of the New Cross Fire in the 80’s and Pearl Wise goes to Legs to meet outspoken chef Magnus Reid.
This month Pearl Wise and Katie Haylor are joined in the studio by The Flygerians, the Edun sisters on a Nigerian fusion food mission and the founders of a new co-working concept The Workers Cafe. Katie explores East London’s green spaces whatever the weather and singer-songwriter JJ Soul performs a live unplugged session ahead of the London Remixed Festival in February.
This month Pearl Wise, Katie Haylor and Jonny Virgo are joined in the studio by Simon Cole from Hackney tours, author and scientist Ian Green to talk about new Hackney inspired sci-fi release, Katie talks to Catherine Howell curator of a next exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood about the magic of board games, Pearl discovers new gallery dedicated to fine art made in East London and furniture restorer/singer-songwriter Ady Johnson performs Americana inspired folk live in the studio.
This month Pearl Wise, Katie Haylor and Jonny Virgo are joined in the studio by Luke from the Holdin’ Court hip hop collective, Danielle Celeste introduces oral histories of the East End’s Afro Caribbean community, Aradhna Tayal explains why the RadioTech Conference is a must, Katie reports from the feminist network Reclaim The Night, the Last Dance is saved for immersive production company Reuben Feels, all with a sprinkling of music performed live in the studio by emerging young jazz talent from Jazz New Blood.
This month Pearl Wise, Katie Haylor and Jonny Virgo are joined in the studio by Sam Berkson aka Angry Sam a poet, writer, educator and the man behind the slam poetry event Hammer and Tongue, artist Rosalind Fowler tells us about her current installation at the Barbican and her residency at the William Morris Gallery, we find out about the CityLife prize for fiction and explore whether ‘marriage today is an unnecessary life sentence’ recorded live at the Bookclub’s Popaganda event and hear the introduction of Jonny Virgo‘s City of Conspiracy.
This month Pearl Wise, Katie Haylor and Jonny Virgo are joined in the studio
Nicola Robinson and Izaak Gray the duo behind East London Audio and The Control Room talk high fidelity audio and play us some exclusive tracks from their new outfit Earthboogie, Sholto Dobie reveals the new Muckle Mouth autumn season at The Dentist of improvised and traditional music. Katie Haylor meets Merrin Kalinowski from the crowd funding platform specialised in the arts Art Happens, and Jonny Virgo reports on Anglo-Brazilian immersive theatre company ZU-UK.
On EastCast this month, Pearl Wise, Nia Charpentier and Katie Haylor speak to Maggie Pinhorn about Photomonth and their new exhibition of street photography, and to Peer Gallery about their new exhibition Out Of Nowhere, all live in the studio. Plus we hear about Girls Rock London and how they are creating opportunities for girls through music, and Nomadic Community Gardens, who use vacant spaces to grow food and put on activities and live music from Ruth Theodore.
This month Nia Charpentier and Pearl Wise are joined in the studio by film maker Winstan Whitter raising funds to finally finish Legacy in the Dust a documentary about the legendary 4 Aces Club in Dalston, Ken Flaherty owner of Dalston’s Doomed Gallery with Anthony Staples and Matthew Eberhard talking about their exhibition Echoes of Accra, Susie McKenna creative director of Hackney Empire, singer songwriter Rueben Hollebon plays live and Katie Naylor reports from a new venue in Hackney Wick; Grow Hackney.
This month Nia Charpentier and Pearl Wise welcome members of the cast of Knife Edge- the latest Big House Theatre Production. Their musical director Louise Wellby also tells about her own music based projects. Also in the studio is illustrator Steven Wilson and Ligaya Salazar, creative director of East London’s Comic Art Festival. We also hear about Phytology a secret garden in Bethnal Green and hear a few personal arrival to London stories from Something to Declare.
On this month’s East Cast, the show that starts in East London but goes will beyond the postcode; Pearl Wise, Ana Xavier and Julia Lorke hear from the controversial poet and author Salena Godden, report from Music Hackspace a hub for music experimentation and exploration, discover the Experience of Colour a new contemporary Italian art exhibition at the Estorick Collection explore the notion that masculine identity as a feminist issue recoded live at Shoreditch Bookclub and are joined by local yet international musician Anna Zed for a live acoustic session.