As the V&A prepares to open it’s East London outpost in the Olympic Park, they’ve actually taken over a small space in Poplar called the Lansbury Micro Museum. Their current exhibition ‘Seeing Red’ is a collection of posters from the women’s printing workshop See Red who where very active members of London’s feminist movement in the 70s and 80’s.
Museum In A Box
I went to meet George Oats and Charlie Cattel-Killeck at their studio in Hoxton, I worked with them on the Seeing Red project we’ll hear about later but I was intrigued to find out more about this rather nifty idea of taking exhibits out of the museum, using sound to bring them life called Museum in a Box
Interview with Jorge Lopes Ramos from ZU-UK
Interview with Jorge Lopes Ramos from interactive theatre and digital arts organisation ZU-UK about their upcoming project and crowdfunding campaign; Pick me up (and hold me tight) that tackles the difficult topic of suicide.
Raw Materials at Bow Arts – The Nunnery
Mae-Li Evans takes us to The Nunnery at Bow Arts for their latest exhibition exploring raw materials and more specifically Textiles.
We meet Roland Fischer and Ollie Tobin from Set Space in Dalston Lane, providing reasonable arts studio space and a new independent music and arts venue and bar.
Hakeem Kazeem from The Batty Mama
Interview with Hakeem Kazeem, from The Batty Mama an organisation specialised in Queer black and brown performance arts and events.
Alt Queer Black P.R.O.M, 27 April at Hackney Showroom.
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.
Studio Interview: Jonathan Donovan
Jessie Lawson talks to Jonathan Donovan about his audio-visual project No Place Like Home.
Studio interview and live session with A-Mens
Jonny Virgo talked all things Lauren Hill to Michael Jackson with East London based solo artist A-Mens, then A-Mens and his friend Hydie Humble lit up the studio with his new track Symptoms of the System.
This month Jonny Virgo, Pearl Wise and Jessie Lawson were joined by Jonathan Donovan from the No Place Like Home Project – a series of photographs and interviews with people in places they call home. Jonny talked to Australian food writer Lani Kingston about her new book about our city’s biggest addiction London Coffee published by Hoxton Mini Press. Pearl discovered how Hackney based organisation Xenia, which connects migrant women and English speaking women, has been working with artists Forthland on their latest exhibition Bear Mother House. In her next episode of starting conversations, Jessie asked people on Ridley Road how they define sex, and finally Hackney based singer songwriter, poet A-Mens performed live in the studio.