Live session: Voltage Black
Ewan Fisher aka Voltage Black plays a stripped down session live at ResonanceFM following the release of his album The Curve of the Earth is With You.
In the spirit of the new year, we looked back into the Eastcast archive and dug up this interview with the GoodGym Hackney, where you can do good for the community and keep fit, and all for free, as Ade one of their coordinators explained to us last year.
If you’re keen, Goodgym’s first race of 2016 is the Worthing Half Marathon on 14th February . Find out more about their weekly meet ups at goodgym.org
Jumble Trail: From Clapton To The World
When Martina Randle organised her first Jumble Trail in Clapton 3 years ago, she never anticipated its popularity. Now the organisation is nationwide and bringing communities together and spreading the joy of neighbourhood rummaging and cake induced sugar highs.
Until 28 June 2015
Photographer Yvonne de Rosa looks into the living conditions of Bosnian and Romanian children and their families. The photographs exhibited at the V&A Museum of Chilhood is the result of a collaboration with international charity Hope and Homes for Children that aims to prevent the breakdown of families and to ensure children grow up in a adequate environment.
Check the V&A MoC‘s website for opening times.
Until 8 February 2015
A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench
This complex-titled exhibition which sees the London-born, Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty transform the Curve by covering the wall of the gallery from floor to ceiling with more than 12,000 cyanotype prints.
Each cyanotype (a photographic print with a cyan-blue tint) is produced using an object from the artist’s studio, which is placed on a porous surface (such as discarded paper or cardboard) that has been coated with UV-sensitive material. After being exposed to sunlight, the object’s silhouette appears against a cyan-blue background.
The Curve, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Details at barbican.org.uk
2 December to 1 January
An alternative festive experience, Winterville is the antithesis of corporate Christmas theme parks. Independent, intimate and above all creative.. Expect a different festive experience altogether.
Entry to the town of Winterville is not only free, but plenty of the entertainment on offer is too. Among the free entertainment in the Spiegeltent are free gigs, club nights, comedy and cabaret.
There will be a dedicated Kids Quarter and wide range of entertainment on offer for children.
Street Food traders will be scattered all over site, a dedicated Craft Beer Area and a food market serving great food and fresh produce you can take away.
Kicking Club Nights and a Roller Disco will be set up to create a party scene, with club nights from the likes of Bugged Out and Guilty Pleasures in our Roller Disco and Spiegeltent.
The Wall of Death awaits those who want to fuel their adrenaline addictions. Listen to our interview with Sink the Pink who are performing at Winterville.
Head to the event at Victoria Park from the 1st of December.Details at winterville.co.uk
Saturday 29 November
11am – 6.30pm
Since launching on Berwick St in May 2011, Independent Label Market has brought together the founders of over 180 of the World’s greatest independent record labels on both sides of the Atlantic to sell their fresh vinyl produce directly to the public at that traditional goods exchange – a market stall.
As the music industry embraces mp3s and a more digital strategy, Independent Label Market is proving to be a valuable reminder of how music retail can be a social affair; people hanging out together as a community and buying records.
Old Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields E1 6AA
David Bonneville’s career retrospective takes place at the A Portuguese Love Affair with screenings of the portuguese director’s career as well as a Q&A session with the writer/director.
After over ten years’ in the film industry, the London-based director has been featured on over 150 film festivals across the globe and received special honours and awards at Cannes, London, Toronto, Locarno and Brest and nominations at SXSW,Tampere and Palm Springs.
Free event. Starts at 6.30pm
Wednesday 5 November
“Remember remember the Fifth of November” goes the saying, well, you certainly will remember it this year if you come on down to CityImpro’s evening of improvised comedy at the Ophelia in Dalston featuring some of London’s best improv groups.
Joining CityImpro this week will be: CSI (Crime Scene Improvisation) and their improvised murder mystery in which no one knows who the killer is. We have the improvisation whirlwind that is Nathan Keates. And City Impro will then close the night with another set of games and scenes all with a topical twist that will put lashings of gunpowder in your rockets.
Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Time: Doors open 7:30pm. Show from 8.00pm with intervals
Price: Entry is free (reserve tickets for City Impro shows here)
Where: Ophelia, 574 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AP
Nearest Tube and Train: Right next to Dalston Junction and close to Dalston Kingsland, both on London Overground (Zone 2)
Friday 31st October
Folie Ordinaire is a 6 piece band based in Durham. Their music is a mix of new wave, punk and electro disco and it is the perfect soundtrack to any Halloween plans.
Watch them live at 93 Feet East on a ‘Bloody Halloween” special. The music starts at 9pm and if you get in before 11pm there’s free entry.
Listen here to their track ‘She gives me power” (special treat: there’s a small interview with the band)
Sunday 26th October
Short Sighted Cinema presents an evening of short film inspired by the buzzing (and hispter-y?) borough of Hackney. Cinema “apassionados” will have a chance to meet filmmakers, there’s Q&A.
Best part? It’s free. Head to the Hackney Attic at the Hackney Picturehouse from 6pm.