Realities and Dreams: Culture Under Covid

Realities and Dreams: Culture under Covid, is a series of podcasts examining the impact of Covid-19 on the UK creative economy. The creative and cultural sector and individual practitioners within it, have been hit especially hard by the pandemic. In each episode a researcher from University of Warwick Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies will be talking to a creative practitioner about how their work has been affected and about their hopes for the future.

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Saturday Oct 24, 2020

Jeff is a producer and one of the founding artists of verd de gris in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire, an organisation that specialises in participative work, community cohesion, health and well-being and intergenerational practice.  He spoke to Dr Maria Barrett from University of Warwick on 15 September 2020.

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020

John is director of rural touring agency Live and Local and one of the UK’s leading champions of rural touring. He has played a significant role in making sure that high quality live arts and culture is made accessible to the 19% of the UK population that live in rural communities, and was recently  awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to the cultural sector. He spoke to Dr Vishalakshi Roy from University of Warwick on 6 July 2020.

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020

Joseph is a highly experienced actor, singer, dancer and musician.  He has worked extensively in theatre in West End musicals and shows at the National Theatre, in addition to working in film, most recently 'Death on the Nile' directed by Sir Kenneth Brannagh. He also runs his own function band 'Bloomfield Avenue' and is an associate tutor and choreographer at Guildford School of Acting. He spoke to Dr Heidi Ashton from University of Warwick on 26 June 2020.

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020

Marla is a 21 year old jazz musician, producer and DJ. She’s been playing bass since the age of 12 and has performed in festivals including Glastonbury and collaborated with talented musicians like Yazmin Lacey. She’s still in her final year of a Chemistry degree at Bristol and was Just beginning to switch to a full-time music career this year when Covid-19 hit us. She spoke to Dr Chris Bilton from University of Warwick on 30 June 2020.

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