Former British Prime Minister Baroness (Margaret) Thatcher drew crowds to London’s Trafalgar Square again even after her death. Protesters packed the square and erected a huge effigy of the former PM fashioned from blue material with a sharply pointed face in the style of cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Her hair is made from Sainsbury’s carrier bags and the whole sculpture eerily lit by a spotlight. The central London square was the scene of demonstrations against her Conservative policies throughout the 1980s, when the poll tax, privatisation of public services,the Falklands War and the miners’ strike divided Britain. ‘Thatcherism’ pitched workers, students and unemployed people against her wealthy backers who got-rich-quick when she sold off national assets to private firms. She famously claimed ‘there is no such thing as society’, and her cult of the individual caused social rifts that never healed.
Angel Media Productions CIC produces two weekly radio shows. You can listen on FM in London, or online anywhere in the world. The show is called PassWord with Peter Warren. It is a talk radio programme that explores the cyber security crisis, reviews the latest digital arts installations, discusses what’s trending in social media and previews new gadgets and apps that are about to be launched.
Presenter Peter Warren is an award-winning investigative journalist who writes in the Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent and New Statesman. The show is produced by Angel Media’s Jane Whyatt with help from Urbi Basu, Stephen McGrath and Michelle Woodward. It airs on Resonance 104.4FM in London, UK, on Sundays 1530 GMT and you can listen online at www.resonancefm.com.
PassWord with Peter Warren is also available on Radio Castle at Framlingham, Suffolk, UK where you can listen live at www.radiocastle.com on Mondays at 1100 GMT. Or catch the podcast at www.soundcloud.com. To take part in the show, or suggest a digital arts project or app that we could review, please contact email@example.com.
Remember: PassWord – it’s all you need to know!
Mobile World Congress
To glimpse the future you don’t need a time machine. You can just catch a train on the new line from central Barcelona to the Fira Gran Via, home of the annual Mobile World Congress. That’s where the big networks (all except Apple) showcase their new applications, touchscreens, no-touch screens, Cloud phones and so on. Many of them have BACs – Baffling Acronyms and Catchphrases – but Angel Media’s technology guru Peter Warren and reporter Jane Whyatt are here to make sense of it all. Hear them on PassWord with Peter Warren show www.radiocastle.com. PassWord – it’s all you need to know.
Jazz musician Jimmy Beckley plans a trip to Ghana to introduce young London musicians to African music and culture. It’s the first step in his plan to start a music school that will cater to talented, underprivileged young Ghanaians and offer a place for musicians from around the world to come together and explore all aspects of Ghanaian culture.