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

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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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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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Podcast #20: Jamie McKeller

Jamie McKeller is a film writer, director and editor, with a background in theatre acting. Over the last six years he has created three award winning web series, as well as a heap of short films, under his company RedShirt Films.

In this episode we chat about the his first feature film Chestersberg, including the focus needed to stay on track during long projects, why he loves the horror comedy genre and the creativity it brings, and his practical tips for making films on a budget.

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Podcast #19: Hannah Davies

Hannah Davies (@DaviesHC) is a muti-slam winning spoken word artist, writer and theatre maker. She is the director of Common Ground Theatre and an associate artist at SAY OWT.

In this episode we chat about the importance of repetition in creative work, the importance of remaining curious, and how she approaches the periods in between project work.

Catch the Common Ground theatre scratch night for free at the Great Yorkshire Fringe on Monday 23rd July.

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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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