Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Sat 16 Sept - SHABSI MANN - Nomads, music and sleeping rough

Artist/musician Shabsi Mann discusses news stories of homelessness and refugees. Talking about music including folk, pop, rop, nomadic sounds, Qawwali and Bollywood. With live improvisation. www.shabsimann.com

Monday, 24 July 2017

Sat 29 July - MITCH FRIEDMAN on the popular art of America, comedy and commercials

The writer and musician speaks from his home town of New York about the state of the nation, his memoir about wearing a hairpiece for a year, Hell Toupee. Much of Mitch's work is a commentary on American commercialism and how it feels to be an avid consumer of pop art. With tracks from Mitch's albums including his latest release 'Breaking Muse'.

Listen Again - Mitch Friedman - New York, Music and Hair 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Sat 22 July - Atina, Lazio: CHRIS SIMPSON on Cloth, Statues and the Italian Art Residency

Listen Again - Chris Simpson - Atina, Lazio residency
The Association of Atina Art is hosting an residency for London based artists this August/September. We look back on previous work created in response to the town's unique environment, including visual poetry, interventions and photography and look forward to this year's residency which will feature a performance devised on site in its 14th century ducal castle.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Sat 15 July - HANNAH LOWE: Chan, Family, Migration and Playing Dice in the East End

A poet in conversation.
Hannah discusses her second collection of poetry published by Bloodaxe, her Chinese-Jamaican father and his milieu between the 1950s and the 1970s. Chan is the nickname of one of the many nicknames of her Chinese-Jamaican father, borrowed from the Polish √©migr√© card magician Chan Canasta. It is also a name from China, where her grandfather’s story begins. Plus a live composition celebrating the work of Charles Mingus.

 Listen Again - Hannah Lowe - Chan, poetry, fathers, race, London

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Sat 8 July - ANNA LAURINI - The joy of painting and street art in Milan, East London and New York

Anna Laurini's 'faces' series of street painting is bold, spontaneous and instantly recognisable. She works outdoors, on walls, doors, an urban opportunist, yet her style is loved by top designers. Plus a piano and vocal improvised homage to the work of artist Piero Fornasetti and his variations on the face of a woman, the singer and monologist Lina Cavalieri

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sat 1 July - VIBHA RANI on gaali geet and folk theatre of Mithila

A writer in two Indian Languages, Hindi and Maithili, Vibha Rani has more than 20 books in her name. She is a translator, journalist, radio artist, script writer for documentaries and TV serials, folk singer, playwright and theatre personality. She is a believer in art for all. Gaali geet is a culture, tradition and an understanding of society. In Mithila, Gaali geet are sung during a wedding,as an ice-breaker for bride and groom and the families.

Vibha will be at a special FREE public event @IKLECTIK Art Gallery, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG, London. Doors open 7pm

Listen Again - Vibha Rani - Gaali Geet

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sat 24 June - JAMES WORSE on surreal word, improvised percussion and Lewis Carroll

Jim Hill aka James Worse on the art of words, Victorian language and the art of Lewis Carroll. Presenting his Worsicles and a live improvisation with Jude based on ideas from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, 'The Rabbit Hole in my Pocket'.

Listen Again - James Worse - Worsicles - Improvising Words