Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
A tour of Poplar Union
Anyone familiar with Poplar and Limehouse in London’s East End may have noticed that new building are mushrooming at an astonishing rate as the area undergoes massive redevelopment. Alongside all the new apartment blocks, there are also some exciting new cultural spaces. we went to visit the multifaceted culture and community hub – Poplar Union
Music in Detention
Music In Detention works with immigration detainees, bringing them together with professional musicians and local communities to share, create and enjoy music, enabling often-ignored voices to be heard in new ways. An interview with Gini Simpson and Shammi Pithia, one of the musicians involved in this project.
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.
Artur Vidal and Hannah White from the East London Sonic Meditations study group explain why they became interested this practice inspired by Pauline Oliveros.
Studio Interview: Matteo Bergamini
Pearl Wise talks to Matteo Bergamini, founder of youth news platform ‘Shout Out’ and a Political Literacy Course in schools.
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: Ed Cooke from Memrise
Jonny Virgo talks to Ed Cooke about his amazing memory and his award winning language learning app Memrise.