Bear Mother House
Pearl Wise discovered how Hackney based organisation Xenia, which connects migrant women and English speaking women, has been working with artists Fourthland on their latest exhibition Bear Mother House.
On this month’s show we experience some live improvised comedy from City Impro, hear from Touretteshero, a project celebrating Tourettes without self pity or mockery, Felix Bechtolsheimer from Curse of Lono plays some live country and blues, Malcolm Kaye tells us his story about growing up in Stepney and we explore the mysterious world of Data.
This month on EastCast we speak to Sarah Jackson co-author of a book about East London’s role in the suffragettes movement, we meet photographer CK Goldiing with a 100 photograph mission with a £100 budget, talk sex with the directors of the resurrected cult musical Hello Again and singer songwriter Bernardo plays a live studio session.
This month on EastCast we talk to the founders of the Save The Date cafe in Dalston about food waste, singer-songwriter Chris Belson plays his latest track live in the studio, we hear how the Olympics is being blamed for destroying East London’s canal barge community, artist Stephen Shiell takes us on a tour of Cody Dock, we hear about Hear East an new initiative being built on the Olympic site; Here East and we meet a man who’ dad used to serve pints to the Krays.
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.
For our May edition we hear from the global audio platform for the under 25s, Podium.me, discover how garden jumble trails bring people together, find out why a man left his high-powered job to make jam, and talk to a 1970s inspired barber. American musician Robert Chaney performs a live session in the studio.
On this edition of EastCast you’ll be hearing from two market traders trying to save the traditional East End market Kingsland Waste; discover why music entrepreneur Cymon Eckles is making work popular at Forge and Co.; find out more about online sound art gallery called Sonica FM (currently in residence at The Hundred Years Gallery in Hoxton); discover the intriguing sounding museum of walking by exploring the world of Victorian philanthropist John Ruskin and we will also have singer-songwriter Miriam Jones in the studio for a live session and interview.
Presented and produced by Nia Chapentier, Ana Xavier and Pearl Wise.