Podcast #28: Gemma Curry

Gemma Curry is an actress, storyteller & theatre maker. After over 15 years experience in theatre she started her own professional touring theatre company, Hedgepig Theatre. As her family own grew so did her company, as Hedgepig added a children’s company, Hoglets – Theatre fun for little folks.

Over the last 5years Hoglets has been running storytelling and theatre workshops for babies, toddlers and primary age children, and this year saw the production of their first children’s play The Sleep Pirates.

In this episode we discuss how to tell better stories, about diving in and having an open approach to learning new skills, and about whether children get enough exposure to the arts.

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Podcast #27: Rick Chadwick

Rick Chadwick (@rickary) is a freelance web developer, in 2013 he started DotYork, a one day annual conference that brings together around 250 curious minds to hear intriguing and inspiring stories and discussions.

In 2015 he grew tired of working from home so set up ACOLLECTIVE, a city centre co-working space, home to 30 creatives.

In this episode we chat about the work Dot York have done in creating a safe and encouraging environment that allows speakers to open up and share their vulnerabilities with an audience. We touch on artificial intelligence and the impact it will have on creative jobs, and Rick and I both talk about our feelings of imposter syndrome and the struggle of being comfortable with who you are and what you do.

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Podcast #26: David Jarman

David Jarman (@JarmanPoetry) is a poet, playwright and songwriter, currently working on a solo show called “Made of Nowhere” to be produced in autumn 2018. This time last year he was Poet in Residence at the Great Yorkshire Fringe, he’s an associate artist at both Say Owt and Common Ground Theatre, and as a playwright has written re-imaginings of Robin Hood, Alice in Wonderland and The Wind in the Willows, which have been performed at York Theatre Royal and Bolton Abbey Estate.

In this episode we chat about the juggling act of working across multiple mediums, his advice on dealing with creative burnout, and how having other people in the room pushes you forward to finish your work.

https://facebook.com/jarmanpoetry

Resources:

https://royalcourttheatre.com/podcasts
https://imaginaryadvice.com

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Podcast #25: Colin Black

After graduating with an MA from the Royal College of Art London, Colin Black worked for several design companies before becoming senior lecturer and head of design at Leith School of Art.

After nearly 25 years in Leith, Colin and his wife Sallie have now moved to York to set up Seek Art School.

In this episode we chat about why people are drawn to the arts, what makes his best students stand out, and how you go about teaching people to see creatively.

http://seekartschool.co.uk

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Podcast #24: Nikolaus Morris

Nikolaus Morris (@nikjacek) is a freelance writer, director and animator working for agencies and production companies across the UK, as well as writing and developing his own original content.

In this episode we chat about the illusion of trying to solve the balance of life, how modern audiences are becoming more and more sophisticated, and about not being afraid to chop work out of your portfolio and go after new pursuits.

http://nikolaus.co.uk

hhttp://instagram.com/nikmorris

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Podcast #23: Daniel Maule

Daniel Maule is a director and screenwriter from York, who has just completed his first feature film entitled ‘Our End’, which will be released later this year.

In this episode we chat about his approach to screenwriting and how projects develop from one idea to another, the challenges of shooting his first feature in 14 straight days with no breaks, and how you tend to discover a wealth inspiration in the world around you when you finally allow yourself to unplug.

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instagram.com/na.sight/

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Podcast #22: Drew Wintie-Hawkins

Drew Wintie-Hawkins is the Co-Director of York Dance Space, an arts organisation set up to develop dance across York and North Yorkshire. With a background as a performer he takes a hands on approach to developing learning programmes in dance, supporting the development of professional artists across the region.

In this episode we chat about the risks he and his wife Hannah took in setting up their own place, how skills learnt in dance can be used both in education and in wider life, and how getting out of your bubble and collaborating with other organisations will improve your art, as well the community as a whole.

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twitter.com/yorkdancespace

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