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
The Arches: E5 Bakehouse
Britain’s railway arches are being sold off by Network rail and thousands of small business are in danger as the rents are bound to be hiked up so much that renting an arch space will no longer be sustainable. The Arches, celebrates the diverse enterprises that are found under railways. To pilot the series we grab a coffee and a loaf of bread and East London’s infamous E5 Bakehouse.
If you want to find out more about the Guardians of the arches campaign to save the businesses located in Britain’s railway arches head to guardiansofthearches.org.uk
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.
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 Story of Dalston Cola
Pearl Wise met Duncan O’Brien and Graham Walker at the Dalston Cola HQ to discover how this soft drinks company has grown from its humble beginnings at East London venue Passing Clouds (RIP) to competing with the fizzy pop heavyweights around the country.
The Institute of Light is a recordshop/cinema and bookshop/restaurant all hidden under a railway arch in London fields. Take a tour with director Jo Hagan.
The super enigmatic sisters from Hackney Jo and Jess have set up a crowdfunding campaign to create a vibrant Nigerian/British fusion food stall and restaurant called the Garden Of Edun..
Support their campaign HERE
Grow Hackney – A sustainable venue in Hackney Wick
Eastcaster Katie Haylor went along to Grow Hackney – a music venue and bar with a difference – on the Hackney Wick canal-side. Katie gets to know the Apathy Band, and talked to band members about their new album, A Letter to Michael Gove.
We talk to Ruth Rogers, the founder of London’s first happiness cafe.
Details at thecanvascafe.org