The Scenery debuted on Radio Adelaide 101.5FM on Friday September 2nd. There were awkward hi-fives all round as Ryan, Alex and Mateo completed broadcast without a single second of dead air. Professionals much.
Renew Adelaide is an exciting and necessary organisation re-invigorating vacant store fronts and helping people activate unused spaces throughout the bureaucratic jungle of Adelaide’s archaic building codes. Luke spoke with one of the Renew Adelaide organisers Dr Ianto Ware.
One of the newer Renew Adelaide projects is a joint space in Prospect now occupied by art gallery Studio Lingo and vintage clothing store littlest Vintage. Dave spoke with Lauren from littlest Vintage about the project, and the aesthetic of sharing the space with Studio Lingo.
Meanwhile Mateo, Ryan and Alex added their ten cents, discussing the excitement these types of projects bring to our curious city. It brings to mind what Marcus Westbury of Renew Newcastle said in a Stateline story, that smaller renewal projects are more effective in re-invigorating dying parts of a city then a multi million dollar glam job. At a time when Adelaide is in the midst of a Torrens River redevelopment and the new Adelaide oval, set to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, here we have a group of people armed with some brooms, some paint brushes and bit of change from the Adelaide City Council bringing life to the otherwise deserted and unloved store front gems.
Feature Song of the Week:
The Cactus Channel – Pepper Snake
A 10 piece funk ensemble Melbourne high school band serving up a delicious morsel of a raw funk instrumental. It took us all by surprise when Ryan put this track on, not because it was an exciting explosion of foot shuffling funk but because he said that the oldest of them was sixteen. Well worth paying close attention to this group to see if they can deliver on this great potential.
Ryan, Mateo & Alex.