Tag Archives: BSK

The East Archive has arrived!

  It’s here. We had a lovely launch event at Rich Mix last night (photos to follow) and the East Archive, featuring videos of stories and songs from our East storytelling project, is now live. You can find it at www.eastarchive.com. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Major Projects, Participation, Partners and Collaborators | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

East Stories: the photos

We had such a great time with our Easter holiday storytelling workshops, led by Sef Townsend, Shamim Azad and Paul Burgess: very keen and creative kids, supportive parents, and a lovely visit from the young cast of Rapture to support their … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Major Projects, Participation, Partners and Collaborators | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

East Stories: free Easter holiday storytelling workshops for children!

Two amazing international storytellers, Shamim Azad and Sef Townsend, and acclaimed theatre-maker/musician Paul Burgess, will be running workshops for children aged 6-9. Come along to hear some tales and sing some songs before creating a storytelling performance! A fun and … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Major Projects, Participation, Partners and Collaborators | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

East Stories…

On April 2nd we’re doing a couple of storytelling workshops for kids and we’ve been preparing them alongside our work on the East Archive. Big, big thanks to Rich Mix for giving us the space to work as part of their … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Major Projects, Participation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

East Archive: progress report

We’re now well into the process of recording our stories and songs from the East project for our online video archive. Today we had a look at all the videos we have so far. Bangla, Jewish and Somali songs, folk tales from Bangladesh and … Continue reading

Posted in Major Projects, Participation, Partners and Collaborators | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Going Beyond East

Left to right: Farah Naz, Shamim Azad, Paul Burgess and Sef Townend. Photo credit: Indigo East‘s behind-the-scenes organisational team met at Rich Mix to plan the next stages of the project. What started as a simple, short-term community storytelling project (led … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Major Projects, Participation, Partners and Collaborators, Research and Development | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

East social

Members of the East storytelling group got together for an informal gathering yesterday, to catch up on on news, share food, discuss our plans for the future and – inevitably – tell some stories. (To those members who couldn’t make … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Major Projects, Participation, Partners and Collaborators | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Rich Mix under threat of closure

Rich Mix, which made possible our East community storytelling project, is under threat of closure by London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Your help is needed to tell Tower Hamlets just how important this venue is to the local community, audiences … Continue reading

Posted in Partners and Collaborators, The Company | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

East Schools Matinee

In the afternoon before last week’s public performance, we shared East with Year 6 of Stebon Primary. It was a very interactive session and it was great to hear the children’s thoughts and opinions, as well as have a good old singalong … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Major Projects, Participation, Partners and Collaborators | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

East on TV – again!

Various people involved in A Season of Bangla Drama were on ATN Bangla TV channel last night, to be interviewed about their shows. Sef and Paul were there to talk about East. And on Wednesday evening, Shamim and Paul will be on … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Major Projects, Participation, Partners and Collaborators | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment