This month Jonny Virgo, Pearl Wise and Jessie Lawson are joined by Ed Cooke founder of Memrise tool to help you learn better and some men who are disrupting gender stereotypes via their Great Men initiative. Jessie Lawson continues her starting conversations series and asks East Londoners about The Menopause, we learn how Dalston Cola is quietly changing perceptions of fizzy pop and Celia Robbins reveals why you shouldn’t burn your diary as The Bishop Gate’s Institute’s Great Diary Project may be interested in your musings.
Studio interview with Simon Milner
Pearl Wise talks to artist Simon Milner about his upcoming show The Night Is Over, Applaud! at Doomed Gallery in Dalston.
Doomed Gallery 65 Ridley Road
Private view 27th July 6pm – 9pm Open 29th & 30th July 11am – 7pm
This month Pearl Wise, Jonny Virgo and new recruit Sasha Edye-Lindner are joined by East London University’s creative writing organisation CityLife Stories and this year’s winner of their short story prize, The East End Film Festival take over en masse with curator Andrew Simpson, Gholam director Mitra Tabrizian and Sink director Mark Gillis, Jonny digs deep at the Archaeology of Crossrail exhibition at Museum of Docklands and Sasha meets a women’s football team putting Hackney on the map.
Studio interview with Douglas Karsen from One2Festival
Jonny Virgo talks to Douglas Karsen about an ambitious multi-layered 2 week festival at London Fields Taproom – One2Festival 15th-25th May at London Fields Taproom.
The Estate Agency – What if we moved to Stoke?
Last week Pearl found herself looking around an Estate Agent in Stoke Newington that made me do a few double takes at the prices.. How could everything be so cheap? Was she reading the property boards correctly? It turns out she wasn’t dreaming, but it wasn’t quite that simple..
This month Pearl Wise, Jonny Virgo and new recruit Jess Lawson are joined by Douglas Karson to talk about an ambitious 10 day bonanza of cabaret, comedy, film, art and music at One2Festival in London Fields, members of the children’s literacy charity Hackney Pirates talk about their adventures in radio making, Pearl finds out why an Estate Agency in Stoke Newington is promoting property in Stoke on Trent and discovers a new analogue multi-venue; The Institute of Light. Singer-songwriter STAC plays live in the studio to celebrate her brand new Perpetual EP release.
This month Pearl Wise and Jonny Virgo are joined by Fatos Ustek curator of Art Night, an exciting new contemporary free art event in July and filmmaker Gavin Boyter explaining why he decided to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End and then write the book Downhill From Here. Jonny reports on ‘The Queen of Carnival’ Claudia Jones activist, journalist instigator of the Notting Hill Carnival in 1959, Jess Lawson investigates the pitfalls of ‘Right to Rent’ and Hip Hop/spoken word artist Shay D brings a taste of her unique sound live in the studio.
This month is a jubilant celebration of women with Pearl Wise and Katie Haylor joined in the studio by Maggie Pinhorn from Alternative Arts explaining why there’s a need for East London’s Women’s History Month, Katie meets Rachel Smith from Walthamstow Wetlands, Pearl Wise finds out how Magic Me connects women of different generations through their collaborative performance ‘Decorum’ and she meets Ellie Tsatsou and Gelly Siganou two women shining a light on Greek photography via their Whitelight platform and finally ‘Joanna’ Virgo talks to singer-songwriter Sofia B before she plays live in the studio and explains why Take Her Name the campaign in support of females in the music industry is on the agenda.
This month Pearl Wise, Katie Haylor and Jonny Virgo are joined in the studio
Nicola Robinson and Izaak Gray the duo behind East London Audio and The Control Room talk high fidelity audio and play us some exclusive tracks from their new outfit Earthboogie, Sholto Dobie reveals the new Muckle Mouth autumn season at The Dentist of improvised and traditional music. Katie Haylor meets Merrin Kalinowski from the crowd funding platform specialised in the arts Art Happens, and Jonny Virgo reports on Anglo-Brazilian immersive theatre company ZU-UK.