Sunday, 24 April 2016

Sat 30 April - SING AS WE GO: Gracie Fields and Coming from up North

Fran Isherwood, poet and actor, looks at highlights of Rochdale's comedian and singer Gracie Fields, an incredibly popular performer and northern icon whose career has faded from public attention. As an active performer and educator Isherwood discusses life as a Mancunian woman in East London's alternative arts scene. With musical illustrations and digressions.

Sat 23 April - PADDINGTON IS NOT THE ONLY BEAR: Clive Shaw on animation, bears and Vinyl Therapy

Clive Shaw aka the Southwark Bear in conversation on cartoons including the work of Halas and Batchelor known for their ground-breaking political pieces. Clive's 'Girls and Boys' won the prestigious Shooting People award from Matt Groening (The Simpsons) and he is a freelancer in post-production. He is also the founder of Vinyl Therapy and spins discs as he shares some of its inner secrets.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Sat 16 April - ANGLOPHONES IN PARIS: Impressions from the cafe/théâtre

 Accounts from Jude Cowan Montague's mini-tour performing on the spoken word scene. Adventures in the company of poets and musicians and traveller's impressions.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Sat 9 April - IT'S OBVIOUS: Lesley Woods (Au Pairs) in conversation

 Lesley Woods writer and lead singer with important post-punk band Au Pairs discusses women in alternative music with stories from her personal experience. Sexual politics, songwriting, performance and the art of attacking the social cliché. With sonic adventures and digressions..