Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
Something to Declare: Malcolm’s Story
Most have arrived to live somewhere new at some point. Many have a story to tell about that arrival and the transition from one place to another. Whether its crossing continents, borders or boroughs, through necessity or through choice, this collection of personal stories aims to shift the current national debate about migration, through the realisation that many of us do have something to declare.
To mark its 40th anniversary, Kraftwerk’s pioneering Radio-Activity album has been revisited and re-imagined by a Anglo-French trio: Matthew Bourne along with composer Franck Vigroux and visual artist Antoine Schmitt.
Drawing on their diverse backgrounds in jazz and improvisation, electronic composition and visual installation, Bourne, Vigroux and Schmitt’s Radioland project turns the original album inside out, using analogue synths and electronics intensified by some striking live video work.
Friday 20th March at Village Underground as part of the Convergence Festival
and then on tour at Bristol Colston Hall on Sat 21st March, Exeter Phoenix Sun 22nd March, The Stables Milton Keynes Mon 23 March.
Throughout December and January
Find out more about London
Bishosgate Institute’s London courses reveal so much about the capital. Rediscover the lost buildings and streets that now only exist in old images and documents, explore the history of London’s museums and Victorian libraries or enjoy a walking tour of London’s literary landmarks. Their extensive London archives and collections bring the history, culture and politics of London to life.
Photomonth is back celebrating photography in venues across East London throughout October and November. EastCast caught up with Director Maggie Pinhorn to find out more. Full listings at 2014.photomonth.org
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
A little something from the EastCast back catelogue: You have probably seen a multicoloured mushroom or two on rooftops across the East End, and former EastCaster Tom Du Croz managed to track down the elusive artist responsible for them.
From Monday 14th July
Lovely Jojo’s ‘Mapper’s Delight’ Pop-up Shop
Lovely Jojo designs graphics and prints, including a range of hand drawn maps of parts of London. She’s opening a pop-up shop for one week in Clerkenwell.
From Saturday 11th July all month
Secret Cinema: Back To the future
Secret location on Hackney Road
Shops from Marty McFly’s home town of Hill Valley, including Roy’s Records and Lou’s Diner, are set to open on Hackney Road this week.
The full Back to the Future events run from 24 July to 31 August in a secret location, giving audiences the chance to explore the side streets and alleyways of Hill Valley which will transport them between 1955, 1985 and 2015.
Find Hill Valley Stores at 59 Hackney Road from 11-30 July, open from 11am-7pm on Thursdays and 11am-10pm Friday to Sunday.
Tuesday 22nd July, 3-10pm
Free nail bar plus film, spoken word and music
Gillett Square, Dalston
Get your nails done for free, plus take in music, spoken word and film – Beauty exhibition offers a wide range of activities which you can participate in all for free! The exhibition takes place in Gillett Square, The Vortex & The Vortex Downstairs. It is part of a programme which helps raise awareness for young people with mental health issues and petition David Cameron to properly fund mental health services for children and young people.
For more details go to whatbeautymeanstome.com
Mental health is something that affects one in four of us at some point in our lives, and the charity, the mental health foundation, has come up with a new way of exploring anxiety… through an arts festival.
We chatted to Anna Sexton to tell us more about it.