Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Sat 29 Aug - Brecht Evens - Graphic Novelist, The Wrong Place - Kevin Burke, Irish Fiddle & Beyond

 Brecht Evens talks about drawing and writing his ground-breaking and intriguing graphic novels and comic books. Known for 'The Wrong Place' and 'The Making of . . .' among other texts he is one of the leading comic creatives working in Belgium today, now based in Paris. Music comes from a second feature insert from Kevin Burke, the legendary Irish fiddle player, talking about his journey in music and thoughts on different traditions. For more information see thenewsagents.blogpost.com

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Sat 22 Aug - Lebanese Women Artists

Lebanese art fundraiser. Celebrating female artists from Lebanon - musicians, writers, sculptors, painters, illustrators with co-ordinators and practitioners Suzie Selman, Helena Herb and India Roper-Evans. The explosions on 4 August that devastated Beirut port have caused nearly 200 deaths, about 6.000 injuries and left 300.000 homeless. Artists in Beirut and beyond discuss the impact and shock of this event alongside the difficulties of being a freelancer facing complex pressures which include censorship and repression. We share stories of individual women not covered in the mainstream media and show how to support women working on art in Beirut through this incident and its aftermath.

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Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Sat 15 Aug - Kevin Burke & Patrick Wray - Irish Fiddle & Nostalgic-Pop Apocalypse

Kevin Burke, fiddle player from The Bothy Band, Patrick Street and solo touring artist shares music from the Irish tradition and beyond in a reflective feature on the life and music of a professional musician who can no longer tour. https://www.kevinburke.com/ Patrick Wray, artist, musician and now graphic novelist launches 'The Flood that Did Come' on Avery Hill Press, a tale of little England drowning in its own past set in a future of rain, rain, rain and more rain. Themes of nostalgia, pop culture, apocalypse and rural eccentricity. http://www.patrickwray.com/ For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.com

Listen Again - Sat 15 Aug 2020 - Kevin Burke & Patrick Wray

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Sat 8 Aug - Under Fire -Black Britain and the war effort in WW2 - Stephen Bourne

Under Fire, a new book on Black Britain and the war effort in WW2. The historian Stephen Bourne shares first-hand testimonies of black servicewomen and men and black civilians. Despite the fact many black civilians faced the discriminatory ‘colour bar’, many were determined to contribute to the war effort where they could, volunteering as air-raid wardens, fire-fighters, stretcher-bearers and first-aiders. Meanwhile, black servicemen and women, many of them volunteers from places as far away as Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana and Nigeria, risked their lives fighting for the Mother Country in the air, at sea and on land. We hear from recently collected accounts that shed light on the range of experiences from evacuees to entertainers, government officials, prisoners of war and community leaders. 'Under Fire' is available from the History Press.

Listen Again - Sat 8 Aug 2020 - Black Britain in Wartime

Monday, 3 August 2020

Sat 1 Aug - Relationship with Nature - Lucy Lepchani and Sophie Meekings

Foraging and nature. Lucy Lepchani, poet, dyer and keen naturalist and Sophie Meekings, outdoor educator discuss how they experience and interact with the wilderness around us at this time of social distancing when many people are deepening their relationship with the natural environment.