Podcast #18: Tom Straszewski

Tom ‘Strasz’ Straszewski is a theatre director and writer, and is the pageant master for this years York Mystery Plays.

We discuss what that role involves, the importance of guilds in our city and the community benefits they bring, his theatre company Bronzehead Theatre and how they explore site sensitive pieces, and the huge variety of tasks artistic directors take on to bring projects to life.

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The Mystery Plays take place on 9th, 12th and 16th September.

 

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Podcast #17: Nicola Stead

Nicola Stead is an art teacher, specialising in sculpture and special effects. Her new venture is The Creative Studio York, an art school opening in Clifton Moor on the 8th of June.

We discuss the challenges in bringing a project like this to life, the key component to making great art, and the importance of being around other creative people.

www.facebook.com/TheCreativeStudioYork

 

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Podcast #16: Grace Abell

Grace Abell (@abell_design) is a graphic designer with a background in art directing magazines. She stepped away from that into branding, and has now set up independently in York, also running quarterly designer and illustrator meet ups in the city.

In this episode we chat about the way she approaches branding projects, her honest advice in starting your own business and her involvement with the Guild of Entrepreneurs (@GOE_York), as well as her commitment to ethical business.

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Podcast #15: Lisa-marie Newman

Lisa-marie Newman is the creative director of York Nurturing Community (@ync_ork_uk), organising events and activities that deliver an exciting art programme promoting wellbeing and social cohesion.

We talk about the links between creativity, community and wellbeing, her frustration at teaching art in schools without the freedom to teach creatively, and about their new premises opening at Spark:York tomorrow.

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