Bear Mother House
Pearl Wise discovered how Hackney based organisation Xenia, which connects migrant women and English speaking women, has been working with artists Fourthland on their latest exhibition Bear Mother House.
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.
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.
What do you do when you can’t find the right platform to showcase your work? Well, you create one. This was the idea behind Shorts on Tap, an eclectic short films night that stemmed in east London but has now reached as far as Japan. Hear from the organisers themselves, Filippo Polesel and Michele Fiascaris, on a skype interview with EastCast’s Ana Xavier.
Through April keep an eye on their website as they’ll be screening a series of films called ‘Women in Revolt’.
2 December to 1 January
An alternative festive experience, Winterville is the antithesis of corporate Christmas theme parks. Independent, intimate and above all creative.. Expect a different festive experience altogether.
Entry to the town of Winterville is not only free, but plenty of the entertainment on offer is too. Among the free entertainment in the Spiegeltent are free gigs, club nights, comedy and cabaret.
There will be a dedicated Kids Quarter and wide range of entertainment on offer for children.
Street Food traders will be scattered all over site, a dedicated Craft Beer Area and a food market serving great food and fresh produce you can take away.
Kicking Club Nights and a Roller Disco will be set up to create a party scene, with club nights from the likes of Bugged Out and Guilty Pleasures in our Roller Disco and Spiegeltent.
The Wall of Death awaits those who want to fuel their adrenaline addictions. Listen to our interview with Sink the Pink who are performing at Winterville.
Head to the event at Victoria Park from the 1st of December.Details at winterville.co.uk
On this episode of EastCast, presenters Nia Charpentier, Ana Xavier and Pearl Wise bring you satirical cartoonists Modern Toss, improvised comedy, a bike kitchen, an urban medicinal meadow, and a song dedicated to Leonard Cohen’s 80th birthday.
Various venues – download full programme for details
PHOTOMONTH EAST LONDON International Photography Festival 2014
Photomonth is back and bubbling over with brilliant images celebrating photography in galleries and venues across East London. Since 2001 the festival has established itself as a major international event – bringing innovation and inspiration through the Open Call for exhibitions and encouraging participation in the wide variety of events on offer.
Imagining the East End is a strong theme flowing through the festival this year with the opening show at the Cass Gallery inspired by the East End Archive. The Photomonth Photo-Open and Portfolio Review are at Rich Mix and a wide ranging programme of artists talks, seminars, workshops and courses provides opportunities for everyone to engage in photography.
This episode explores music in East London with a session and interview from musicians Lail Arad and Joel Bailey, we talk to Daniel Goldman about CASA – the Latin American Theatre Festival and their new all night event ‘Night of Ideas’ and Ana goes to the open mic night Laid Bare at the Hackney Attic.
8-19 October 2014.
248 films. 17 venues. 12 days. The full lineup for this year’s BFI London Film Festival has been announced, and features an impressive list of the biggest hits from Sundance, Cannes and Venice.
Screenings will be held at cinemas across London including the Hackney Picturehouse, where the festival will kick off with the opening gala showing of director Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game on 10 October.
Tickets go on sale for members at 10am on 10 September and for everyone else at 10am on 18 September. Tickets sell out quickly so don’t delay. For full festival line up go to the BFI London Film Festival website
Creative director Anna Maloney tells us about Hackney Wick’s annual arts festival, Hackney WickED attracting thousands of people to the area every year. The festival ill take place on the 1st-3rd August.