Witnesses to the riots in Salford, Greater Manchester, and Hackney, east London, tell Shiv Malik what happened this week and speak of their anger at a lack of job prospects.
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Anniemole is the London Underground Tube Diary blogger and Sam Mullens is the director of the London Transport Museum, we met at the Sense and the City exhibition at the museum to talk about how the gadget in your pocket could play a big part in the future of how you get around. Interestingly the exhibition not only promises a hack-day soon, it also provides some beautiful visualisations of how we get around the city.
Nathan Yau is a statistics Phd Student who has written a book called "Visualize This". It’s a great guide for those who may be interested in creating their own visualisations but are not sure where to start.
It started out as a miserable morning – what with all the rain – but it was soon brightened by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie who joined us to talk on Phonogram and the tunes behind the making of the comic.
Described most simply as a modern dark-fantasy comic, Phonogram follows a social group of spiteful pop-obsessive magicians called Phonomancers, who channel and exploit their magic to achieve their desires. Intrigued?
- Hummer – Foals
- Me And The Major – Belle & Sebastian
- Life Being What It Is – Kaki King
- Cowboy – Kenickie
- Live It Out – Metric
- Gospel 2000 – Make-up
- Mamma Used To Say – Jupiter
- Band Of Gold – The Afghan Whigs
- Ways To Make It Though The Wall – Los Campesinos!
- Fighting In Built Up Areas – Ladytron
The LSO’s Principal Trumpet for 30 years, Maurice Murphy, retired from the orchestra in June 2007 – truly the end of an era. Maurice is one of the best known, most admired and loved trumpeters in the world. In this exclusive programme, Tommy Pearson takes an affectionate journey through Maurice’s career, talks to many of his colleagues and friends and hears some of his greatest moments as a player.
Composer John Williams talks about the first Star Wars sessions – Maurice’s first notes as principal in the LSO – and how he subsequently wrote with Maurice in mind for Superman, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter; Michael Tilson Thomas recalls the power of a Maurice Mahler 5; Co-Principal Rod Franks talks about his 43 year friendship with Maurice; many other colleagues, including Gerry Ruddock, Nigel Gomm, Patrick Harrild and Gerald Newson contribute their own memories; and we also hear from Maurice’s family – his son Martin and wife Shirley.
But at the centre of the programme is an interview with Maurice himself, as he looks back on an extraordinary career from boy wonder in brass bands, losing out to a Pearly King in Opportunity Knocks, becoming principal cornet in Black Dyke, moving into classical music with the BBC Northern, and landing the LSO job. We also hear speeches and tributes recorded at Maurice’s LSO retirement party in June.
It is the portrait of a legend; but one who remains modest and humble. “I’m just another trumpeter who’s been very lucky” he says. No-one believes that for a moment.
Peter Bazalgette, great great Grandson of Sir Joseph Bazalgette on the story of his ancestor’s proposal for a sewage system for London.
London Without…Bazalgette is a guided trail that celebrates one of London’s most important if not fragrant inventions, the sewage system invented by Victorian Engineer Joseph Bazalgette. With an I-Phone app, scratch n’ sniff cards and a special podcast, London Without… Bazalgette is intended to give the participant a visceral experience of life both before and after Bazalgette’s brilliant solution to London’s sewage problems. The trail takes in hidden parts of the Embankment, the remarkable Crossness Pumping Station and the Broad Street pump memorial. During the Story of London Festival, the walks will be available on each weekend (2nd/3rd & 9th/10th of October) at 9am, 1pm and 5pm respectively. The PDF trail is available for download here, along with the I-Phone app and accompanying podcast.
You can trace the history of immigration to the capital through the cafes and bars of Dalston, north-east London. Tim Hayward goes on a culinary world tour