Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A – ‘Til Death Do us Part: Is marriage today an unnecessary life sentence?’
With divorce rates highest, is the very fairytale notion and model of marriage outdated, outmoded and outstaying its utility and welcome as a template for well being over a lifetime. Recorded at P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A live at the Bookclub Shoreditch.
This month Pearl Wise, Katie Haylor and Jonny Virgo are joined in the studio by Sam Berkson aka Angry Sam a poet, writer, educator and the man behind the slam poetry event Hammer and Tongue, artist Rosalind Fowler tells us about her current installation at the Barbican and her residency at the William Morris Gallery, we find out about the CityLife prize for fiction and explore whether ‘marriage today is an unnecessary life sentence’ recorded live at the Bookclub’s Popaganda event and hear the introduction of Jonny Virgo‘s City of Conspiracy.
P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A: Lost male identities, the key to modern feminism?
What if in the 4th wave of feminism, the real opportunity is that for the first time male identity is under question and attack. What if lost male identities are a unique chance to finally mould, shape and alter the male, so it orientates around the female in an entirely new way. What if modern Feminism is now essentially about male empowerment?
On this month’s East Cast, the show that starts in East London but goes will beyond the postcode; Pearl Wise, Ana Xavier and Julia Lorke hear from the controversial poet and author Salena Godden, report from Music Hackspace a hub for music experimentation and exploration, discover the Experience of Colour a new contemporary Italian art exhibition at the Estorick Collection explore the notion that masculine identity as a feminist issue recoded live at Shoreditch Bookclub and are joined by local yet international musician Anna Zed for a live acoustic session.
Sunday, 20th March
Every two months, P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A controversially takes one issue that is floating through popular culture, people’s minds and current conversations without perhaps being fully considered, examined, punctured, ‘popped’.
March’s edition will take on notions of gender around the current fourth wave of feminism.
From 2pm at the Book Club, Shoreditch.
Tickets cost £5 and you can book them here.
What’s your relationship with data?
In collaboration with Big Bang Data at Somerset House, Popaganda explores our often confusing personal relationship with Data and introduce ideas around Data Presence, Data Intelligence, Data Abstinence. Perhaps it’s time to create of a new language and perceptions around Data Intelligence or ‘DQ’.
Popaganda: Who do you think you are? Selfie culture and the future of identity.
The 20th Century gave rise to a dominant narrative of the individual, undermining social cohesion and collective identity. With digital Selfie Culture all pervasive, that individual narrative seems alive and well, but our social identities and need for connection, still form a vital part of who we are.
This month we talk to Ruth Rogers founder of The Canvas Cafe, the first ‘Happy Cafe’ in London, we hear from live music promoter Rami Radi about his new label Laid Bare Records, listen to the wonderfully calm songs of Chris Belson performing live in the studio, listen to an arrival to London story from a new audio series about migration, Nia gets fit at helps the community at GoodGym and we hear from Popaganda about selfie culture. All of that in one jam packed hour! Featuring Nia Charpentier, Danielle Manning, Pearl Wise and Ana Xavier
POP#2: Is choice a burden and overrated?
P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A takes an issue floating through popular culture, people’s minds and current conversations without perhaps being fully considered, examined, debunked, punctured, ‘popped’. In this episode we explore Choice. In this Popaganda we ‘Popped’ the assumptions that underpin the ever-present and pervading logic that more choice is by default a good thing and might actually be a self-limiting burden.
POP#1: Could coding utopias lead to the secretarial pool of the future?
P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A controversially takes one issue that is floating through popular culture, people’s minds and current conversations without perhaps being fully considered, examined, debunked, punctured, ‘popped’.