Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
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.
We talk to award winning poet and speaker Rob Auton live in the EastCast studio about Edinburgh, that Dave channel award and vests before he performs a piece about food in heaven.
For details of Rob Auton’s shows coming up go to robauton.co.uk
Tuesday 22nd July, 3-10pm
Free nail bar plus film, spoken word and music
Gillett Square, Dalston
Get your nails done for free, plus take in music, spoken word and film – Beauty exhibition offers a wide range of activities which you can participate in all for free! The exhibition takes place in Gillett Square, The Vortex & The Vortex Downstairs. It is part of a programme which helps raise awareness for young people with mental health issues and petition David Cameron to properly fund mental health services for children and young people.
For more details go to whatbeautymeanstome.com
Friday 9th May – Sunday 11th May
The Shroud is a two-man performance drawing on Hindu myth, memories and personal letters, composed as a series of interweaving dialogues between the poets and theatre-makers Siddhartha Bose and Avaes Mohammad.
At Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road.
Tickets start at £10
Tim Key: Single White Slut.
You might recognise Tim Key as he was the sidekick in the recent Alan Partridge ‘Alpha papa’ film. He’s done the Edinburgh comedy circuit and now following 10 sold out nights at the Soho Theatre he puts on his poetry hat at the Arcola Tent in Dalston.
The performance will be running until Saturday 29th March and tickets start at £17.50.
Final Splash presents Spoken word in an unusual space: A Swimming Pool. This is part of many Spoken word events.
Spoken Word events
Friday 29th November
Clissold Leisure Centre, Stoke Newington