Podcast #09: Hannah West & Christian Topman

This weeks guests are Hannah West & Christian Topman, the driving force behind The Arts Barge Project​ (@artsbargeyork).

Having started the project 9 years ago they are drawing closer to completing the barge, with some exciting news about the next stage in the development and fit out.

Hannah and Christian are both artists themselves, and we discuss how art and creativity are good for the soul, about the creativity required in running a large scale community project, and what we can look forward to when the barge is up and running.

Get in touch with The Arts Barge
Email: info@artsbarge.com
Website | Facebook Group | Facebook Page | Twitter

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Podcast #08: Natalie Roe

Nat Roe (@filmpixie) is a film writer, director and producer, with a background in theatre.

Having worked on big site-specific theatre productions, such as Blood and Chocolate, the Minster Mystery Plays, and for Theatre Mill, she took that experience and started her own company ‘Plotting Films’, creating a medieval comedy series called Tales Of Bacon (@pardonmybacon)

We discuss her research and writing process, running a successful crowdfunding campaign, coming up with practical and creative solutions for props, and the wider filmmaking scene in York.

Watch Tales Of Bacon on YouTube | Follow Tales Of Bacon on Facebook.

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Podcast #07: Ben Bentley

Ben Bentley is an internationally published music, portrait and editorial photographer, shooting for publications, record labels and commercial clients such as Puma, Diesel, Topshop, BBC Music and Universal Pictures, as well as being a contributing photographer for the NME.

We discuss his journey into the photography world, the rapid rate of growth achieved by collaborating with a wider creative team, dropping out of university, and misconceptions about what photographers do.

View Ben’s work: WebsiteInstagram

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Podcast #06: James Buck

James Buck is an upcoming film writer and director.

Having recently finished his latest film Dancing In The Dark, we chat about how he approaches collaboration and finding the right people, dealing with creative differences, and how training in sports drilled into him the benefits of hard work, grit and determination.

Connect with James – YouTube | Facebook | Instagram

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Podcast #05: Matty Waudby

Matty Waudby is an illustrator, photographer and adventure seeker, turning his passion for the outdoors into a range of hand stitched hats, illustrated works, and photographs.

We discuss the origins of his “Get Wild” brand, when needing to quickly raise money to catch a bus across Australia, how stubbornness and selfishness can be a necessary trait in pushing yourself to continue creating, and the upcoming Get Wild Adventure Talks on 15th February at the Attic Coffee Bar.

Connect with Matty – Etsy | Facebook | Instagram

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Podcast #04: Amy Twiddle

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.

Connect with Amy – Website | Facebook

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Podcast #03: Gill Douglas

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.

Connect with Gill – Website | Instagram | Facebook

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