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.
London Coffee with Lani Kingston
Jonny Virgo met up with Australian food writer Lani Kingston to talk about her new book – London Coffee – which delves into the history of coffee in London.
Starting Conversations: Sex
In the fourth episode of Starting Conversations, Jessie Lawson walked down Ridley Road Market and asked passers by how they defined sex. Then she went home and chatted to her flat mate about how, sometimes, other people’s ideas of sex can impact negatively on her.
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.
We’ve decided to create a geo-located audio tour comprising of a selection of the places we’ve explored on the show over the past 4 years. Using the brilliant app IZI travel, this isn’t a regular audio tour, more of a podcast amble. So when you find a location with some audio attached to it, find a bench, bit of grass, wall or chair and tune into our neighbourhood.
Explore EastCast’s East London
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.