This month Pearl Wise, Jonny Virgo and new recruit Sasha Edye-Lindner are joined by East London University’s creative writing organisation CityLife Stories and this year’s winner of their short story prize, The East End Film Festival take over en masse with curator Andrew Simpson, Gholam director Mitra Tabrizian and Sink director Mark Gillis, Jonny digs deep at the Archaeology of Crossrail exhibition at Museum of Docklands and Sasha meets a women’s football team putting Hackney on the map.
This month Nia Charpentier and Pearl Wise are joined in the studio by film maker Winstan Whitter raising funds to finally finish Legacy in the Dust a documentary about the legendary 4 Aces Club in Dalston, Ken Flaherty owner of Dalston’s Doomed Gallery with Anthony Staples and Matthew Eberhard talking about their exhibition Echoes of Accra, Susie McKenna creative director of Hackney Empire, singer songwriter Rueben Hollebon plays live and Katie Naylor reports from a new venue in Hackney Wick; Grow Hackney.
This month we speak to the director the community focused Giants Theatre Company, we speak film makers Sarah Warren and Graham Bendal about their film debuts MLE and Derailed Sense at the East End Film Festival, experience some live poetry by local performer Kyronne as well as some audio insights into unemployment, coding and an interview with Torange Khonsari from Hackney Wick based art and architecture practice Public Works.
This month we speak to architectural artist Alex Schweder and Kate Altman from Arcsoc in Cambridge about their upcoming performance architecture installation, we hear some extracts from some intergenerational conversations by Hackney residents, discover how the Magna Carta is threatening a current eco community and we welcome London based singer/songwriter ‘Our Man In The Field’ for a live studio session.
For this edition of East London’s favourite arts and culture show, we team up with the Dalstonist paper and website to bring you the sounds behind their words. We talk to photographer Jan Klos about the people pulling your pints, Viktor Wynd takes us behind the scenes at his Museum of Curiosities, Amy Redmond gives us a big night out at Sink the Pink, artist Wilfrid Wood shares his passion for dogs and we hear some music by Andreya Traina and Mike Skinner.
On this episode of EastCast we talk to Ansel Neckles about the Let’s Be Brief pop up school specialised in workshops for local businesses, Anna Maloney tells us about Hackney’s Wick’s annual arts festival Hackney Wicked, we dig out an interview with the now renowned homeless artist John Dolan and we welcome the band Ringlefinch for some live music in the studio. We have music on the show by Blues Pills, Songhoy Blues, the Range and Jacco Gardner.