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.
On EastCast this month, Pearl Wise, Nia Charpentier and Katie Haylor speak to Maggie Pinhorn about Photomonth and their new exhibition of street photography, and to Peer Gallery about their new exhibition Out Of Nowhere, all live in the studio. Plus we hear about Girls Rock London and how they are creating opportunities for girls through music, and Nomadic Community Gardens, who use vacant spaces to grow food and put on activities and live music from Ruth Theodore.
This month Nia Charpentier and Pearl Wise are joined in the studio by film maker Winstan Whitter raising funds to finally finish Legacy in the Dust a documentary about the legendary 4 Aces Club in Dalston, Ken Flaherty owner of Dalston’s Doomed Gallery with Anthony Staples and Matthew Eberhard talking about their exhibition Echoes of Accra, Susie McKenna creative director of Hackney Empire, singer songwriter Rueben Hollebon plays live and Katie Naylor reports from a new venue in Hackney Wick; Grow Hackney.