Matters of Interest
with Thomas Eke

Programme Pause
Matters of Interest will pause until 18 June in respect to making time and space for more crucial conversations and actions, readings and listenings being held across the UK and beyond in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

We hope to see you soon,
Matters of Interest and Big Shop Friday

Libraries: Places for the People ︎

To participate in Matters of Interest group-chat, email by 5pm on the day of the session, whereby you’ll be invited to the closed group-chat. Be Skype-ready.

  1. To Do and Other Lists | 23 April | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  2. The Rural, Gardens, Allotments and other Sanctuaries/Empires | 7 May | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  3. Models of (artist-led) education | 21 May | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  4. Libraries: Palaces for the People(?) | Programme Pause
  5. Joy | 18 June | 6.30 – 8pm
  6. Solitude | 2 July | 6.30 – 8pm

*MoI invites suggestions for subjects of interest to be researched. Email suggestions to

Matters of Interest group-chats are an opportunity to develop both knowledge of others with similar research interests as well as an informal means of collectively meeting and researching throughout this period.

During each MoI, participants are invited to introduce themselves with a 10 word bio, followed by an hour of intense researching and uploading of articles, images, links, thoughts, notes etc. of the given subject of interest which will later be compiled and published by Big Shop Friday.

Once the current lockdown period has been lifted, Matters of Interest will move to face-to-face round tables hosted at Big Shop Friday.

Tom Eke works as an artist educator, and has roots in both, Milton Keynes and London, UK. Tom's work manifests as bookworks and performance lectures, and is concerned with citizenry, collectivity and the use of art as a catalyst for connection and belonging. He has recently completed a traineeship in the department of Education in Art at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam; and a Masters in Art Education with Birmingham City University.