London 360 01/08/11
01 August 2011, 09:57
Episode Four is hosted by Funmi Olutoye and features a variety of serious issues affecting the capital.
Firstly we see the downturn of Literacy in London: London 360 follows up on the impact of the Evening Standard's literacy campaign across London's communities as well as exploring the problem with Youth Homelessness which has risen by 15% since the start of 2011. Many young people are finding themselves living in poor quality hostels and squats, often through no fault of their own. London 360 addresses these issues and the plight of illiterate and homeless young people in the capital.
Also on the program the team explore the idea of responsible dog ownership and how being a responsible dog owner in London is not such a walk in the park. We also see a report on the serious implications of Dog Fouling.
We gain exclusive access into Intelligent Movement: A Celebration of Hip Hop, a weekend event held at the Southbank Centre. The London 360 team are joined by an original member of the London Posse and UK hip hop ambassador Rodney P. Highlights include a chat with Mobo award-winning MC Akala, a performance from raw and rebellious spoken word artist Kate Tempest, thoughts from the commissioning Arts editor for Channel 4, Tabitha Jackson and we're introduced to primary school rap group, Power To The Pupils.
As well as all that we of course have our regular features: Londoner of the Week where the team head over to the Tower of London and Secret London, which uncovers some more of London's hidden gems!