Artur Vidal and Hannah White from the East London Sonic Meditations study group explain why they became interested this practice inspired by Pauline Oliveros.
Starting conversations: Street harassment
This month Jessie Lawson walked around Dalston asking passers-by about Street Harassment, then she spoke to Kelsey from Hollaback LDN – an anti-street harassment organisation.
Starting Conversations: Hair
For episode 6 of starting conversations Jessie Lawson asks the people of East London about their hair.
Tales of East Glasgow
We twin with East Glasgow with an extract from Jessie Lawson’s ongoing project SIGOHA (Settled in Glasgow Oral Histories Archive) featuring voices from people who have made Glasgow their home.
Now Then: Newton Dunbar
Now Then is a podcast by Jessie Lawson sharing the stories of people who are over 70 years old, told in their own words. This is the first 10 minutes of the third episode which features Newton Dunbar – a Hackney Legend who set up the The Four Aces in Dalston.
Starting Conversations: Sex
In the fourth episode of Starting Conversations, Jessie Lawson walked down Ridley Road Market and asked passers by how they defined sex. Then she went home and chatted to her flat mate about how, sometimes, other people’s ideas of sex can impact negatively on her.
Studio Interview: Jonathan Donovan
Jessie Lawson talks to Jonathan Donovan about his audio-visual project No Place Like Home.
Studio interview and live session with A-Mens
Jonny Virgo talked all things Lauren Hill to Michael Jackson with East London based solo artist A-Mens, then A-Mens and his friend Hydie Humble lit up the studio with his new track Symptoms of the System.
This month Jonny Virgo, Pearl Wise and Jessie Lawson were joined by Jonathan Donovan from the No Place Like Home Project – a series of photographs and interviews with people in places they call home. Jonny talked to Australian food writer Lani Kingston about her new book about our city’s biggest addiction London Coffee published by Hoxton Mini Press. Pearl discovered how Hackney based organisation Xenia, which connects migrant women and English speaking women, has been working with artists Forthland on their latest exhibition Bear Mother House. In her next episode of starting conversations, Jessie asked people on Ridley Road how they define sex, and finally Hackney based singer songwriter, poet A-Mens performed live in the studio.
Studio Interview: David Brockway from The Great Men Project
Jessie Lawson stumbled upon a website called Great Men, and wanted to find out more. The Great Men Project is an organisation that delivers workshops to young men in schools with the aim of disrupting gender stereotypes. She talks to David Brockway, who runs the project.
Starting Conversations: The Menopause
This month, Jessie Lawson walked down Kingsland Road asking people what the menopause was. She ended up in Stoke Newington, where she spoke with Eileen Bellot about her project Reclaim the Menopause.
Reclaim the Menopause are starting a new round of workshops on Monday October 16th. They also run a fortnightly support group for people who can’t commit to a full 12 week programme. To find out more, visit reclaimthemenopause.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.