"A city built on gold, Johannesburg was founded in 1886, when settlers and immigrants descended on the largest reef of the precious metal ever to be discovered. The area transformed quickly into a mining mecca. Within fifty years, over three hundred thousand people were working in gold mines across the city. This vast and rapid expansion reflected the increasing global thirst for gold as a commodity and helped fuel a government that changed South Africa."
DANIEL AND THE HUNTING DOGS
by Jason Larkin
Also on the show were poetical and musical responses to Jason's work. Jude Cowan Montague wrote a series of four poems responding to Jason's work. Two of these were set to music by American composer Steve Layton. A third was read live in the studio by Sarah Clarke. The fourth will be published at a future date.
Jim Goodin also created a music response to Jason's pictures. Jim Goodin is a composer/multi-instrumentalist from the US living in Brooklyn, NY. Goodin works with acoustic and electric instruments, loops and electronics. Find him on Soundcloud as JimGoodinMusic.
Lawyer Sarah Clarke discussed judicial review and changes to legal aid. She urged us to lobby our MPs to protest against the proposed withdrawal of legal aid for judicial review - the bill is going through parliament at the moment I believe. Find out more on the PLP website - http://www.publiclawproject.org.uk/
The Public Law Project (PLP) is a national legal charity which aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access to justice is restricted by poverty or some other form of disadvantage.Within this broad remit PLP has adopted three main objectives:
increasing the accountability of public decision-makers
enhancing the quality of public decision-making;
improving access to justice.
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