Now Then: Florence (extract)
An extract from Jessie Lawson’s podcast series, Now Then, that shares the stories of people who are over 70 years old. This is Florence’s story. Hear the full episode and more here
Women’s History Month with Maggie Pinhorn
Live studio interview with Maggie Pinhorn from Alternative Arts to give us an insight into East London events during Women’s History Month (March 2017)
East London Winter Walks
Katie Haylor braves the elements with her microphone to the wilds of East London’s green and not so green spaces.
Nomadic Community Garden
Take a tour of the Nomadic Community Garden created on a piece of wasteland behind Brick Lane. We meet Hayley Edwards from Roving Cafe, James Wheel initiator of the Garden and Pagoda builder Richard ‘Salim’ Sleeman.
Studio interview with Ligaya Salazar from ELCAF
Ligaya Salazar tells us about this year’s East London Comic Arts Festival (ELCAF)taking place at The Round House (East London) in June.
Re:Home – What happened to the residents of the Beaumont Estate?
We talk to Cressida Brown director at OffStage Theatre and the actors of Re:Home a play currently on at the Yard Theatre about her unique approach to site specific verbatim theatre. Re:Home is the sequel of Cressida Brown’s 2006 production, Home, made and performed before the demolition of the Beaumont Estate in Leyton. In 2016, Cressida revisits the Beaumont Estate and the people she interviewed 10 years ago.
Live EastCast studio session with singer/songwriter Lail Arad.
For more sounds from Lail visit her Bandcamp page
1st October to 30th November
PHOTOMONTH 2015 will be bringing an exciting range of exhibitions and events to galleries and venues across East London this autumn.
Photoblock at Old Truman Brewery includes the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 8-13 Oct, AOP Photography Awards 8-11 Oct,Photomasters MA Photography Show 8-11 Oct and Hasselblad’s Shoot LDN 8 & 9 Oct.
Rich Mix is hosting the Photomonth Photo-Open sponsored by theprintspace and the World Photography Organisation 5-29 Nov and the Photomonth Portfolio Review on 28 Nov.
Hoxton Mini Press will host the Photobook Week in October with a whole series of events including book launches, discussions, self-publishing sessions and a Book Fair.
The Whitechapel Gallery will curate a Youth Project with Ukrainian photographer Alina Kisina.
Shutter Hub will be arranging a series of talks on professional development for emerging photographers and meet-ups in East End galleries.
Bishopsgate Institute will be holding three Modern Magic Lantern Shows featuring East End Photographers with Spitalfields Life.
Magic Me will create ‘Rooms with a View’ – personal histories portrayed with photography and performance.
Swadhinata Trust will produce a Bengali East End Photowalk.
The Artful Project will be touring their Ice Cream Van Gallery
Documentary Photographer of the Year at the Rag Factory
Andrew Quilty: Kites from Kabul V&A Museum of Childhood
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Royal Museums Greenwich
London Independent Photographers Espacio Gallery
Keith Greenough: Lifting the Curtain The Town House
Christina Broom: Soldiers and Suffragettes Museum of London Docklands
Uncertain States Open Call Four Corners
Drift: 12 photographers Shop 7, Dray Walk
Sara Hannant: Out of the Fire Oxford House
William Whiffin’s East End Tower Hamlets Local History Library
Find out more at photomonth.org
Discover the intriguing sounding Museum of walking by exploring the world of Victorian philanthropist John Ruskin. Join a walk with Ana Xavier, Andrew Stuck (from Museum of Walking) and artist Martin Fidler (who runs Ruskin walks across London):
The Ruskin Walk is a project run in partnership with the Geffrye Museum under the theme of homelessness.
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
Tues-Weds 6-7 Jan
South African beats take over cafe OTO as drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo returns to the venue for a two-day residency gig featuring saxophonist Jason Yarde, bassist John Edwards and pianist Alexander Hawkins. This is their first gig in London since the release of their latest album ‘4 Blokes’, on the Ogun record label.
Tickets start at £7 for one night but you can get two-day passes from £12.