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.
Mat Lazenby is a creative director at design agency LazenbyBrown, based on the Shambles, which he co-founded with Gary Brown after working in senior creative positions for a number of agencies across York and Leeds.
As well as working on brand design projects for both local and national brands, Mat is a previous master of the guild of media arts and a champion for creativity, regularly speaking in schools and colleges.
In this episode we chat about education and how you teach children in environments that are constantly changing, about facing your fears and trying to improve the things you’re not good at, as well as York’s UNESCO designation and what that means for the city.
Bridget Bernadette Karn is an artist who has worked across a huge range of mediums, but over the last few years has gained worldwide recognition for her work making pictures out of felt, turning her passion into a full time business, selling her work and teaching her techniques.
She has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in 2016, won the York Women Mean Business ‘Made’ Award and was a finalist for Best Visual Artist at the York Culture Awards in 2017.
In this episode we discuss how despite our best laid plans life always seems to throw us in alternative directions, the incredible dynamics of natural light in landscapes and how they impact our moods and experiences, and about the upcoming Open Studios this weekend and next.
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.
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.
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.