We meet Local Legend Richard Franklin, actor, writer, director and political activist. Principally a stage actor, he has also appeared in Crossroads, Emmerdale and Doctor Who (pictured).
In our Kitchen Live segment we chat to Chef Pascal Aussignac. He trained with French master Chefs like Gerard Vie, Alain Dutournier and Guy Savoy. His love of food and attention to detail has been delighting foodies and critics in London since 1998. In 2013 Pascal was named 'Restaurant Chef of the Year' at the Craft Guild of Chef Awards.
Victoria Melody introduces the third installment of The Enthusiasts: a celebration of Barbican Estate’s pastimes and passions. It’s somewhere between a Ted Talk and a French Salon (not a hairdressing salon but the organised talks from the 18th century). But these are shorter, more domestic talks from the comfort of people’s own homes. Today Howard Morris speaks about Brutalist Architecture. Music is by Barbican resident Joan Furió Viva.
The News is presented by Jessica Shiel, the Arts Manager for Vital Arts. Vital Arts is the arts organisation for Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest Trust in the UK. They are charitably funded to deliver art projects that enhance the hospital environment and, in turn, improve the patient experience. With five hospitals in east London—The Royal London, St Bartholomew’s (Barts), Mile End, Whipps Cross and Newham University Hospital–and over 2.5 million patients, they see these important civic areas as ideal places to introduce new audiences to contemporary art.
The Mealtime Memo is from Lisa Scott and baby Nina from Golden Lane Estate. Lisa works at the Judicial Office as an Account Manager but is currently on maternity leave.
For Teach Hunt & Darton, Dr Tom Bolton talks about the hidden history of the Barbican and the area it sits on and the area it surrounds. Understanding what used to be there, its identity and it’s significance. Tom writes books on hidden cities and landscapes, particularly London and Essex. He is a researcher looking at urban history, networks and culture, and he works in architecture and urban design.