Saturday, 6 October 2018

Sat 13 Oct - Carali McCall - RUNNING AS DRAWING

Running as drawing. Carali McCall explores performative making, the limits of drawing, points of relationship between the body, athleticism, repetition. Looking at the body of London testing unusual routes and contacts between architecture and the individual human. Inevitably we also discuss the labyrinth of bureaucracy encountered when proposing stunt art with her project Running up the Side of the Building.

Listen Again - Carali McCall - Running as Drawing


Children, migration and making pictures. Artist and theatre designer Riitta Hakkarainen talks about her recent illustration project working alongside academic research into experiences of children crossing borders in north and eastern Europe and beyond, and contemplates at how it might feel to be the 'baggage' of adults on their cultural and trans-national journeys. She shares some gems from her growing collection of Soviet and other books for children and we play songs with lyrics in Latvian, Finnish and other languages to help paint the stories for radio.

Listen Again - Riitta Haikkarainen - Children, migration and illustrations

Sat 29 Sept - LONDON COMPOSERS PLATFORM - Stirling Copland and Bertie Douglas

London Composers Platform is part of a new generation challenging elitism and encouraging cultural diversity in classical and instrumental music. Stirling Copland and Bertie Douglas will be talking about being co-founders of this non-profit organisation and sharing their own compositions. The LCP makes unique open calls for any interested to contribute to regular events and concerts, enabling London based writers from all musical and cultural backgrounds to have work performed by expert enthusiastic musicians. Discussing Hammond organs to oboes to violins with moody lighting and original solo piano pieces. Instagram @londoncomposersplatform
Listen Again - London Composers Platform - Bertie Douglas & Stirling Copland

Monday, 17 September 2018

Sat 22 Sept - Ana Silvera - ORACLES

Ana Silvera, composer, alt-folk artist discusses Oracles, her poignant song-cycle and sophomore album. Oracles, like a folk tale follows the arc of a quest, beginning with a search for a goal and ending with a triumphant return. She shares her thoughts on composing for the Royal Ballet, her collaborations with the Roundhouse and artistic director Marcus Davey and mulls over the possibilities available to the independent songwriter beyond the straightjacket of pop and rock.
Listen Again - Ana Silvera - Oracles - 29 September

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Sat 15 Sept - Didier Ghez - THE HIDDEN ART OF DISNEY

Disney's concept artistry and figures behind the work discussed by Didier Ghez, author of 'They Drew as they Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid-Century Era'. Artists include Ferdinand Horvath (Snow White) Tom Oreb (101 Dalmations, Sleeping Beauty), Mary Blair (Alice in Wonderland), Walt Peregoy (Sword in the Stone, 101 Dalmations). Stories of artists who created the backgrounds and characters of major groundbreaking features in the 20th century's animation experiments. For more information see

Listen Again - Didier Ghez on the Hidden Art of Disney - 15 Sept

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Sat 28 July - Lumen - LOUISE BEER

Being cosmically minded. Louise Beer, artist, curator and astronomy enthusiast discusses the art collective Lumen and the application of light in our scientific pursuit of space. Exploring huge questions such as the right to starlight and considering the relationship of pop culture with science.

Listen Again - Louise Beer - Lumen

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Sat 21 July - Hannah Rose Kessler - HAIRY ARMPITS

Hannah Rose Kessler talks about her music and this moment in her life after graduation. Where now? In the bedroom studio, on the non-corporate stage, what jobs, what options are there for an angry, fragile ego leaving college in 2018? Meanwhile, young women will be sexy on their own terms with hairy armpits and stupid shoes, whatever they want. She describes the catharsis of singing, expressing vulnerability and anger, and tells stories of her punk-burlesque band The Quim Smashers.