Amy is an actor and founder of Act With Amy: acting classes, workshops, and team building in York. After graduating from ALRA North drama school Amy has performed in many theatre, film and TV productions, including a TV advert for Boots.
We discuss the eclectic set of skills she’s picked up through taking on new and exciting roles, the link between creativity and confidence, and staying motivated in the face of uncertainty.
Gill Douglas is an artist and printmaker working from her home studio in the centre of York, The Lighthouse. Originally trained as a theatre designer she cut her teeth working at the Theatre Royal in 1976, before becoming a freelance artist in 1983, working across all mediums.
We discuss her creative journey from art school to the present day, about working through illness and adapting to limitations, and about where great art comes from.
Tom Holmes is the Head Of Creativity and Worship at The Belfrey, the largest parish church in York. He is responsible for overseeing graphic design, video, photography and marketing, and developing creative talent amongst the many staff and volunteers.
We discuss his approach to managing a creative team, the vision for the church to be open to collaborate with local artists, and his journey from theatre to music to photography and beyond.
Young Thugs Records came together in early 2016, after a series of collaborations between musicians from York’s live music scene started churning out an eclectic mixture of music. Young Thugs have released a diverse range of music, and host a range of unique gigs and events.
Jonny is the studio manager at Young Thugs Studios, which he spent the summer building above South Bank Social Club. The social club has become a hub for local musicians, with regular intimate ‘Hovel Sessions’ being held to promote and celebrate a diverse range of artists.
We discuss the origins of both the studio and the label, how Young Thugs have managed to have such a significant impact on York’s music scene in such a short space of time, their plans for the future, and the range of local talent that is currently exciting and inspiring him.