Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
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.
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.
Sunday, 20th March
Every two months, P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A controversially takes one issue that is floating through popular culture, people’s minds and current conversations without perhaps being fully considered, examined, punctured, ‘popped’.
March’s edition will take on notions of gender around the current fourth wave of feminism.
From 2pm at the Book Club, Shoreditch.
Tickets cost £5 and you can book them here.
From Friday 19th-21st February
Did you enjoy City Impro’s Live in the Studio? Then make sure you enjoy their own comedy festival!
They will be gathering 30 of their closest Comedy Group friends in London in the Water Poet to promote Improvised Comedy in London and the UK by making as many people laugh as much as possible in as short a space of time as possible.
From the 19th-21st February 2016, 30 of London’s best improvisation comedy groups including Project2, Musicbox, C3?, MonkeyToast and GiggleLoop will be entertaining audiences on a total of twelve one-hour shows spread across the weekend at £5 per show.
Want to find out more about the event? Follow this link for the complete line-up and to purchase tickets.
Thursday, 25th February from 7pm
“Cinematic Southern Gothic Alt Rock” band Curse of Lono play at Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton. Expect support bands The Epstein, The Paperboats and Richard Neuberg (Viarosa).
Tickets from £6.
Singer songwriter Chris Belson joins us in the studio for a live session.
For details go to chrisbelson.co.uk
We talk to Ruth Rogers, the founder of London’s first happiness cafe.
Details at thecanvascafe.org
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
EastCast talks to Jacob Mukherjee and Kennedy Walker from Take Back The City, a crowd sourced people’s manifesto for London, putting a normal Londoner up as a candidate for the mayoral election next year.
Find out more by going to takebackthecity.org
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