Studio Interview: East End Film Festival Pearl Wise speaks to Andrew Simpson, founder and curator of the East End Film Festival about this year’s programme, Mark Gillis director of his feature debut Sink, and photographer Mitra Tabrizian director of her feature debut Golham.
Studio Interview: CityLife Stories
We learn about East London University’s CityLife Stories with project administrator Sam and Rebecca Hawkins winner of this year’s City Life prize for Fiction by young writers with her short story ‘London Calling’
The Archaeology of Crossrail
If you’re curious about the subterranean history of London then you know there’s nothing like the building of a huge transport project to throw up unexpected objects buried beneath the metropolis. Jonny Virgo met with Jacky Keily the Curator of the Museum of London Dockland’s Crossrail Exhibition.
This month Pearl Wise, Jonny Virgo and new recruit Sasha Edye-Lindner are joined by East London University’s creative writing organisation CityLife Storiesand this year’s winner of their short story prize, The East End Film Festivaltake over en masse with curator Andrew Simpson, Gholam director Mitra Tabrizian and Sink director Mark Gillis, Jonny digs deep at the Archaeology of Crossrailexhibition at Museum of Docklands and Sasha meets a women’s football team putting Hackney on the map.
Studio interview with Douglas Karsen from One2Festival
Jonny Virgo talks to Douglas Karsen about an ambitious multi-layered 2 week festival at London Fields Taproom – One2Festival 15th-25th May at London Fields Taproom.
Studio Interview: Hackney Pirates
Jessie Lawson talks to Anthony and Carmen from Dalston based literacy charity Hackney Pirates about what they do and about a new podcast series the Young Pirates have produced, imagining the world in 2050.
The Estate Agency – What if we moved to Stoke?
Last week Pearl found herself looking around an Estate Agent in Stoke Newington that made me do a few double takes at the prices.. How could everything be so cheap? Was she reading the property boards correctly? It turns out she wasn’t dreaming, but it wasn’t quite that simple.. www,estate-agency.org
Art Night is a free contemporary arts festival in extraordinary spaces.
Each year, a leading cultural institution and curator are invited to work in a different area of London, exploring its history, culture and architecture. Art Night 2017 is a collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery curated by Fatos Ustek, taking place on July 1 in East London.
Art Night with Fatos Ustek
Curator Fatos Ustek explains why the free East London wide contemporary art event ‘Art Night‘ on Saturday 1st July is an absolute must, taking art out of galleries and into extraordinary locations.
London is facing increasing pressure from a changing and globalising world, our communities struggling to accommodate the flux associated with population growth, migration and economic uncertainty. Yet as a society we continue to view the Western city as the model of development – at the forefront of modernisation and progress. In March 2016 we travelled to Accra in Ghana, looking to this rapidly growing African city for an ex-centric study of contemporary responses to 21st century pressures. The exhibition presents a collection of personal stories from across Ghana’s capital, which heard together; tell broader narratives about the city, its diverse and distinct communities and idiosyncratic inhabitants. Despite its challenges, we found communities within Accra that remain resilient and expectant. Characteristics that manifest themselves in a highly social urban landscape able to integrate strangers, accommodate change and above all adapt. Using interviews, sound, imagery, drawings and ephemera we present a series of part real, part imagined walks through the city.
Doomed Gallery – Ridley Road Dalston Founder and owner of Doomed Gallery on Ridley road in Dalston, East London Ken Flaherty is also joined by Anthony Staples and Matthew Eberhard to talk about their exhibition ‘Echoes of Accra’ : Thursday 16th June – Sunday 19th June