The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 58

This week on the show Iasha is joined by Matt and Andy Crane.

Matt reviews Hidden Figures and we chat briefly about Moonlight and the Oscars fiasco.

We also listen to a piece of new writing written by Nicole Locke, called Moth Man.

Andy is on the show to tell us about the next Blackshaw production he is going to be a part of, entitled Some Treachery: A Miss McSkimming Mystery, it is a live radio play written by Richard Stratton, with Andy performing live foley on stage. Come along on the 13th of May to experience Andy trying to create the sounds of hippos, among many other noises!

 

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 56

For the first show back into 2017 Iasha is joined by Matt and a very new voice to the show, Sinead Burniston, a fellow Holloway graduate and theatre lover.

Matt reviews the Lego Batman film, we hark back to some old conversations from 2016 including a run down of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, how bad Suicide Squad was and Iasha talks musicals and lack of tap with Half a Sixpence.

Next show Matt’s reviewing Fifty Shades Darker, and if there is a show not to miss this year, it’s that one. So much awkward.

 

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 54

This week on the podcast, Iasha is joined by Matt, Ellie, Helen, Strat and Alex.

Matt reviews Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (aka, that new Harry Potter film) and Start and Alex are doing an Art! This week they’re going to write sonnets, following the proper Shakespeare rules.

We hear a peice of new writing called SMS performed by Emily Jane Kerr and written by Marianne Powell and Helen reviews nd talks about the West End musical Half a Sixpence.

Throughtout the show Strat and Alex have been writing their sonnets, and then read out their finished work at the end of the show. Listen in to hear who is voted the winner!

 

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 53

This week on the show, Iasha is joined by Vikki and Matt, and Strat and Alex are back once again to tackle an art, this week we’re doing sculpture!

Matt reviews Arrival and can hardly contain his excitement for what seems to be a high contender for one of Matt’s picks of the year.

Vikki tells us about a very immersive theatre experience she and Alex participated in last Friday and we also hear a live recording of a Scare Slam story from our Scare Slam at the Horse and Stables last year.

Below is the photographic evidence of the sculpting that took place during the live recording of this podcast…keep reading to find out the winner and the artist whose work would make it onto the fourth plinth (if this were a real contest and not just us making things up for the sake of radio…)

Alex halves the block of clay, pure joy.

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Strat gets in close to achieve optimum art.

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Alex gives us “Giving Thanks”. Not enough to win this time.

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And the winner, deserving of a spot on the fourth plinth, Strat’s “Trump Slug”

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Well done guys, another successful ‘art”

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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 52

This week on the show Iasha, Matt and Ellie are joined by Strat and Alex, doing their very first ‘Art’ on the new segment ‘Strat and Alex Do Art’.

Matt reviews Dr. Strange and maintains his professionalism as he is drawn by our two ‘artists’.Ellie talks to us about something new coming to Cineworld in Wandsworth which is pioneering 4DX cinema experiences and we heard from Owen Collins reciting some of his poetry at a recent Blackshaw new writing night.
  
Alex and Strat get into position to begin drawing Matt’s portrait for the hour recording
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                     Strat tries to copy Alex’s art/looks on longingly at his ability to art.
img_3342Iasha looks happy despite the clowns looming in the background and the adequate art taking place
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Strat is hesitant to show his art to the class
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After much anticipation the two portraits are revealed to the enjoyment of Ellie and possibly to the horror of Matt. Some fine work produced – Can you tell who’s portraits is whose?
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The likeness is uncanny.
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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 50

The Blackshaw Arts Hour turned 50! We had a party with fizz, hats and party poppers.

Iasha is joined by Matt, Ellie, Vikki, Helen, Alex and Andy (with Dave in the the background). Join us for Matts regular film review, a few best bits and a lot of reminiscing.
Here’s Tilly the cat getting into the party spirit
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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 49

This week on the podcast, Matt reviews Hunt for the Wilderpeople, starring Sam Neil and Julian Dennison.

Our arts thing this week is The Emmy’s and we talk about the winners and the various performances that occurred this year.
We hear from Richard Stratton at Blackshaws first ever Scare Slam, telling us about spooky things that keep happening to him. We’re getting ready for our upcoming Scare Slam as a part of the London Horror festival, so if you liked Richard’s story then come along to the Old Red Lion on October the 17th.
We also played a piece of new writing from our most recent New Writing Night at the Hen and Chickens, entitled Eyes.