Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
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.
Studio Interview: David Brockway from The Great Men Project
Jessie Lawson stumbled upon a website called Great Men, and wanted to find out more. The Great Men Project is an organisation that delivers workshops to young men in schools with the aim of disrupting gender stereotypes. She talks to David Brockway, who runs the project.
Starting Conversations: The Menopause
This month, Jessie Lawson walked down Kingsland Road asking people what the menopause was. She ended up in Stoke Newington, where she spoke with Eileen Bellot about her project Reclaim the Menopause.
Reclaim the Menopause are starting a new round of workshops on Monday October 16th. They also run a fortnightly support group for people who can’t commit to a full 12 week programme. To find out more, visit reclaimthemenopause.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.
The Great Diary Project
Hear about a unique archive of peoples’ history that anyone can add to – telling the stories of Londoner’s lives for future generations. East Cast contributor Celia Robbins met Irving Finkel and Stef Dickers to find out about the Great Diary Project at The Bishopsgate Institute.
Let’s talks about.. Masturbation
Jessie Lawson continues her starting conversations series. This month she walked around Waltham Forest and asked people for stories about masturbation. She then went to visit Nisha, a perinatal psychiatrist and sex therapist, to talk about what she’d heard.
Permissable Notations Of
Lucia Scazzocchio caught up with artists Rosalind Fowler, Louise Ashouk and Eva Knutsdotter in their studio as they were busy sewing together props for their exhibition Permissible Notations Of in collaboration with residents of the Wedlock Barn Estate in Hoxton and currently featured at the Peer Gallery. The music you’ll hear in this piece was created with the estate residents as a live response to the films they made.
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.