EastCast is coming out of the studio for our 2nd live Listening Lounge where radio, podcast and sound art makers, movers and shakers get to showcase their work to a captive audience. This best way to describe it? – A curated open mic for radio.
We’ve received an incredible range of submissions from London and beyond, so expect an evening of audio gems in a cosy setting. Also live ‘radio’ performances from Hannah White and Stephen Shiel with their ‘dream machine’ and an audio essay by Mike Brooks.
Wednesday 20th June, 7pm-late, £3 on the door. Set, 27a Dalston Lane
More info here
As the V&A prepares to open it’s East London outpost in the Olympic Park, they’ve actually taken over a small space in Poplar called the Lansbury Micro Museum. Their current exhibition ‘Seeing Red’ is a collection of posters from the women’s printing workshop See Red who where very active members of London’s feminist movement in the 70s and 80’s.
Museum In A Box
I went to meet George Oats and Charlie Cattel-Killeck at their studio in Hoxton, I worked with them on the Seeing Red project we’ll hear about later but I was intrigued to find out more about this rather nifty idea of taking exhibits out of the museum, using sound to bring them life called Museum in a Box
Interview with Jorge Lopes Ramos from ZU-UK Interview with Jorge Lopes Ramos from interactive theatre and digital arts organisation ZU-UK about their upcoming project and crowdfunding campaign; Pick me up (and hold me tight) that tackles the difficult topic of suicide.
This month Pearl Wise and Jessie Lawson speak to Jorge Lopes Ramos from theatre and digital art company ZU-UK about their ambitious upcoming interactive audio event, Pearl discovers how Museum in a Box are combining the internet of things and museum handling collections and plays some sounds from Seeing Red an exhibition of consciousness raising posters by the feminist women’s screen print workshop See Red, Jessie introduces Eva from her Now Then podcast – giving voice to people over 80, plus live music from singer/songwriter Morgan Lorelle.
The Tommy Flowers Community Pub Lucia Scazzocchio went to the launch of a new community pub in Poplar conceived by arts collective Fitzrovia Noir and dedicated to a local personality (and soon to be national hero?) computer engineer Tommy Flowers. Tommy Flowers Pub
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.