London Live introduction

http://web1.prod.londonlive.co.uk/programmes/wake-up-london/clips/watch-this/wake-up-london-28th-april-2014-london-live-three-oscar

I’m now 1/3 of the London live Three. I’ll be catching up with London Live to talk about all sorts of issues facing Londoners. Here is my introduction video.

Girl in the Zoetrope

With more than a nod to Powell and Pressburger’s ‘The Red Shoes’, 8 minute short, ‘Girl In the Zoetrope’ (2014), is a magical realism film that combines zoetrope animation and live action to explore the impact of urban alienation upon an unusual young woman. Directed by BAFTA award winning brothers Noah and Oscar Dunbar, the film is a metaphor for having the courage to face your fears and was commissioned by The National Theatre.

An inspection of male grooming

Boxing1Boxing3Boxing4

Boxing2

Boxing9Boxing6

Boxing7Boxing5000063510025
000048260001000048260021000063510023000048260007

 

Hours training in the boxing ring or sitting in the chair having your hair cut? I briefly studied the process men go through to reach a certain satisfaction and also the relationship between ‘the groomer’ and ‘the groomed’. © Oscar Dunbar and https://oscardunbar.wordpress.com/, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

Our Carnival Tune

photo-7

Behind the stage at Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues on the Talbot road

The August bubble looms

A party moon

Flies over a London west

Showing goons in string vests

And Ska heads at their very best

Roots run deep

The monster sleeps

Until reggae beat

Blossoms the carnival open.

We the fruit-catchers

A shimmy of the hip

A nip of the bottom lip

Mouthful of jerk

The chicken chew

And a twisting twerk

The dub rumbles through.

So raise your Red Stripe high

Right hand grips it tight

Our torchlight, black green gold

Flag-bearing never ending groove

As we float down Grove

All youthful hearts

As dancing cops do a dad-move.

© Oscar Dunbar and https://oscardunbar.wordpress.com/, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.