Listen again: 29th October 2013

Brian Lobel presenting 'Purge' photo by Aaron Reeves

Brian Lobel presenting ‘Purge’
Photo: Aaron Reeves

Rosie catches up with Brian Lobel who presents his new show ‘Purge’, which explores modern friendships. Brian reveals that the show came from an ’emotional space’ and it tells the tale of a project he did 18 months ago. While he and Rosie discuss how Facebook might affect friendships, he also points out that an etiquette still needs to be developed for the social network. ‘Purge’ is at the Canada Water Culture Space in Southwark on 8th November.

Tom Marshman tells us about his project ‘Move Over Darling: The Lost Gay Cockneys‘, in which he presents stories from people who remember the 50s, 60s and 70s in London’s East End. Tom collected and recorded their stories over cups of tea so that memories and relationships to certain places have time and space to develop. Before coming to London, Tom has already done this project in Birmingham and Luton. ‘Move Over Darling: The Lost Gay Cockneys‘ is at the Rich Mix on 16th November.

Director Rikki Beadle-Blair talks about his film ‘Bashment’, which looks at gay men growing up in the quickly changing urban music scene. Rikki tells us that ‘Bashment’ started as a play, but has its origin in a radio documentary. When preparing the projects he conducted interviews in Jamaica, where he could challenge homophobic attitudes. He also explains that bashment describes a type of music that is very bouncy and close to reggae. Since completing ‘Bashment’ in 2010 he has worked on two other films and has been involved in youth theatre. Bashment is out on DVD on 14th October.

For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:

1) Rufus Wainwright: ‘Out of the Game’ from the album “Out of the Game”

2) Kitchens of Distinction: ‘Photographing Rain’ from the album “Folly”

3) Rae Spoon: ‘Danger Danger Danger’ from the album “Love Is a Hunter”

4) Horse: ‘Lorelei’ from the album “Horse”

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