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Hackney Wick Community Radio

Author: Pete Bennett & Joel Smith

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‘I feel like I've talked myself out of the territory. Fresh voices, like yours, are required.’ Iain Sinclair

HWCR shows focus on the area, its people, and the history and changes in the east end; often referring to the area's position at the sharp end of citywide gentrification. Featuring in depth and Vox Pop interviews, musical selections, soundscapes, contemporary and historical narratives they are streamed through www.wickradio.org

The series of broadcasts form an archive of an interesting, mostly accidental, experiment in multi-culture and community living, that has arisen in a former industrial estate in the east end of London, and serve as a reference point for future communities on how to protect themselves from appropriation of their ideas by developers, big finance and property investors.

Shows were recorded and broadcast in The LAB Hackney Wick, a temporary take over, by artists and musicians Pete Bennett and Joel Smith, of the Studio Bark/GROW Eco Pod situated in Main Yard Hackney Wick E9, that presents a modular and sustainable form of architecture that is easily assembled, ecologically friendly and genuinely affordable, in contrast to the millions spent on luxury and 'affordable' buildings in its vicinity.

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#5 EDWIN - Writing on Walls

#5 EDWIN - Writing on Walls

2018-12-0400:36:111

This HWCR show is an interview with artist EDWIN; we grabbed a couple of beers in The LAB and chatted about art, British brick, writing on walls, who owns them walls, and more...'I feel like I've talked myself out of the territory. Fresh voices, like yours, are required.' Iain SinclairHWCR shows focus on the area, its people, and the history and changes in the east end; often referring to the area's position at the sharp end of citywide gentrification. Featuring in depth and Vox Pop interviews, musical selections, soundscapes, contemporary and historical narratives they are streamed through www.wickradio.org The series of broadcasts will also form an archive of an interesting, mostly accidental, experiment in multi-culture and community living, that has arisen in a former industrial estate in the east end of London, and serve as a reference point for future communities on how to protect themselves from appropriation of their ideas by developers, big finance and property investors. Shows are recorded and broadcast in The LAB Hackney Wick, a temporary take over, by artists and musicians Pete Bennett and Joel Smith, of the Studio Bark/GROW Eco Pod situated outside GROW in Main Yard E9 - a flat pack construction of easily assembled, sustainable materials, that demonstrates modular accommodation and creative studio space can be offered for a fraction of the build cost of current 'affordable' options offered by developers.#hackney #hackneywick #graffiti #graffwriters #streetart #edwin #socialcleansing #affordablehousing #thelabhackneywick #eastlondon #community #communityradio #alternativeculture #dj #selector #playlist #wickradio #hackneywickcommunityradio
Kevin Headley : 'Only One Brick in a Bridge We Have To Build' by Hackney Wick Community RadioWe interviewed Kevin Headley, a couple of days before he passed away. Kevin campaigned on behalf of those excluded from society by homelessness and the housing crisis in our city; in his festivals, events and magazines; and often, literally, on the streets. He was also a huge part of the Hackney Wick artistic community, and as you can hear in this show, he believed in it passionately. He will be sorely missed, as a friend, and as a campaigner. As words and phrases- community, sustainability, legacy, affordable housing -are thrown around by politicians and developers, to mask their real designs on our cities, our welfare system, we need his hard won wisdom, more than ever. Here he is, at his; cutting, benevolent, funny, generous, entertaining, always unflinching; best. Listen up London. Rest in Peace, Kevin.
#3 DAVE PILKINGTON

#3 DAVE PILKINGTON

2018-12-0301:41:53

'The Floating Church' is an interview with trainee Vicar Dave Pilkington, who, based from a wide beam boat moored on the canal at Hackney Wick, describes his plans to set up a neutral and welcoming space for community, debate and reflection; his ideas about the nature of faith and its place in inner city communities... plus his kick ass playlist!HWCR shows focus on the area, its people, and the history and changes in the east end; often referring to the area's position at the sharp end of citywide gentrification. Featuring in depth and Vox Pop interviews, musical selections, soundscapes, contemporary and historical narratives they are streamed through http://www.wickradio.org The series of broadcasts will also form an archive of an interesting, mostly accidental, experiment in multi-culture and community living, that has arisen in a former industrial estate in the east end of London, and serve as a reference point for future communities on how to protect themselves from appropriation of their ideas by developers, big finance and property investors. Shows are recorded and broadcast in The LAB Hackney Wick, a temporary take over, by artists and musicians Pete Bennett and Joel Smith, of the Studio Bark/GROW Eco Pod situated outside GROW in Main Yard E9 - a flat pack construction of easily assembled, sustainable materials, that demonstrates modular accommodation and creative studio space can be offered for a fraction of the build cost of current 'affordable' options offered by developers.http://www.thelabhackneywick.wordpress.com
#2 CLIMBING AND COMMUNITY

#2 CLIMBING AND COMMUNITY

2018-12-0301:32:54

'CLIMBING & COMMUNITY' is a conversation and soundtrack with Josh Glanvill of Hackney Wick Boulder Project, who, since their arrival in the area less than a year and a half ago, have established themselves as a focal point and hub of the local community, part based on Josh's ethos of promoting Bouldering as mindful activity; alternative and welcoming culture; with kickass playlists!HWCR shows focus on the area, its people, and the history and changes in the east end, featuring in depth and Vox Pop interviews, musical selections, soundscapes, contemporary and historical narratives and are streamed through www.wickradio.org Shows are recorded and broadcast in The LAB Hackney Wick, a temporary take over, by artists and musicians Pete Bennett and Joel Smith, of the Studio Bark/GROW Eco Pod situated outside GROW in Main Yard E9 - a flat pack construction of easily assembled, sustainable materials, that demonstrates accommodation can be offered for a fraction of the build cost of current 'affordable' options.
This 2 hour show is an interview with local reggae DJ DGO RANKS and a selection of his tunes and dub plates spanning a career that began as a 6 year old buying records at Rita's in Stamford Hill.Hackney Wick Community Radio (HWCR) shows focus on the area, its people, and the history and changes in the east end; often referring to the area's position at the sharp end of citywide gentrification. Featuring in depth and Vox Pop interviews, musical selections, soundscapes, contemporary and historical narratives streamed through www.wickradio.orgShows were recorded and broadcast in The LAB Hackney Wick, a temporary take over, by artists and musicians Pete Bennett and Joel Smith, of the Studio Bark/GROW Eco Pod situated in Main Yard Hackney Wick E9, that presents a modular and sustainable form of architecture that is easily assembled, ecologically friendly and genuinely affordable, in contrast to the millions spent on luxury and 'affordable' buildings in its vicinity.Originally broadcast on www.wickraido.org June 2018
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Jamie Smith

Love this. Thanks for this podcast/radio thing 👍👍

Aug 16th
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Grizzly Adam

This is brilliant well done WR

Dec 4th
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