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
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
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.
Studio interview: Ella Hollowood curator at Rainbow Pilgrims
Studio interview with Ella Hollowood curator of online and mobile exhibition Rainbow Pilgrims; a collection of oral histories from the LGBTQI+ migrant community in London.
Studio Interview: Jonathan Donovan
Jessie Lawson talks to Jonathan Donovan about his audio-visual project No Place Like Home.
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.
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.