In this bonus episode, we share a compilation of the highlights of The Lonely Arts Club, series one.
As we listen to tales from the Director of Flash Gordon, Mike Hodges, hear fond memories from star of stage & screen, Rita Tushingham & learn about the world of journalism & broadcasting with Paddy Hoey, we reflect on what a diverse & extraordinary range of guests we've welcomed onto our first series.
Listen to our 'Best of Series One' episode, giving you snippets from each of our guests:
Artistic Director (Liverpool Everyman Playhouse) - Gemma Bodinetz. After studying at Trinity College, we hear all about how Gemma - along with her confidence - was recognised by some of the best in the business like Max Stafford-Clark and Harold Pinter.
Artist, Musician & Photographer - Mike (McGear) McCartney. Mike treats us to some fascinating stories that he recalls from growing up in Liverpool. As a former member of music trio, Scaffold, we hear tales of the serendipitous moments that made up his career.
Creative, Cultural & Digital Economy Strategist - Jo Wright. As the creative & cultural sector slips further down the list of priorities for the country, we often wonder what the future holds for the creative economy & many look to professionals like Jo for advice.
Actress - Rita Tushingham. Born & raised in Liverpool, Rita became the first significant female face of the British New Wave in Cinema. Starring in films such as ‘A Taste of Honey’ & ‘The Knack’, Rita shares how her career was shaped by being cast in controversial roles.
Journalist, Broadcaster & Expert in Media Activism - Paddy Hoey. Paddy speaks about growing up in Northern Ireland & how his path has brought him to Liverpool. Paddy also shares his views on what role the media has in today’s society and the drastic changes that the industry has seen over the last twenty years.
Arts Professional - Angela Samata. Angela’s career has taken her down many pathways, including presenting the BBC1 BAFTA nominated Best Factual TV documentary Life After Suicide. Angela shares the intimate story of how her life was turned upside down when she unexpectedly lost a loved one through suicide. Please note, some listeners may find this episode upsetting.
CEO of FACT, Liverpool - Nicola Triscott. Hear about Nicola's journey to become the ‘boss of FACT’ following her success in establishing & developing Arts Catalyst. Nicola shares what it means to run an arts organisation in a city like Liverpool & how she’d like it to continue making an impact on Merseyside & its young people.
Film Director & Bass Player of The Farm - Carl Hunter. Following the release of Carl’s first feature film in 2019, Sometimes Always Never, we hear about what it was like to work with Bill Nighy & Jenny Agutter. Conversation revolves around all of Carl’s favourite topics; film, music, design, fitness & homemade soup.
Director of Tate Liverpool - Helen Legg. Helen gives listeners an insight into how completing an MA in History of Art was the gateway to developing a successful career as an arts professional. Helen speaks of the fondness she has for Liverpool & shares her thoughts on how the creative industry can continue to thrive in the city.
Film Director - Mike Hodges. Best known for shooting films such as Get Carter & Flash Gordon, Mike joins us for the final episode in series one of The Lonely Arts Club to share some fascinating stories of the highs & lows of his career in TV and film. We come to know about Mike’s journey into the business as he tells hilarious tales of his first time in America, falling out with film producers & the horrors of live television.