This month Pearl Wise speaks to Hackney based author Abigail Tarttelin about her newly published feminist crime thriller Dead Girls, we delve into the vaults with Nia Charpentier’s piece on pigeon whistles, Pearl reports from the opening of a community pub in Poplar commemorating World War II computer engineer Tommy Flowers, Mae-Li Evens takes us behind the scenes of Raw Materials an exhibition at Bow Arts plus live music from Jonathan Holder & The Good Thinking.
On this week’s show we speak to the artist behind the elusive colourful mushrooms growing around East London, learn how to make shoes without any stitching, look up at buildings with some senior explorers, talk sculptures with Christine Ohuorugu and talk to one the brains behind co-working space Creative Blocks. The music is of course from bands playing in East London soon, including: Dressmaker, Laurence Crane, Julia Holter, Soul 2 Soul and Slow Club.
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.