Creative Practice is a long form interview podcast featuring professionals working in the creative industries, talking about what they do, how they got there and the things that make them effective. Part biography, part insight into their practice and all interesting and useful. Each episode focusses on one person, unpacking the specifics of their practice, particularly the aspects that can be replicated or adapted to work for the listener.
Ingrid Mackinnon - Movement Director, Choreographer, Teacher and Dancer
Ingrid discusses lessons learned and insights gained from an illustrious career as a movement director: (Royal Shakespeare Company, Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Court, Almeida Theatre, Nouveau Riche) and performer: (Dallas Black Dance Theater, Disney’s The Lion King, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Green Candle Dance Company, Uchenna Dance).
#9 Naveen Arles - Community Builder, Animateur and Vocal Leader
Naveen Arles BCA is an inspirational vocal leader and animateur, a specialist in community building, leading groups and supporting them to create meaningful experiences for both the participants and, wherever possible, the audience.
His choirs have toured with Hugh Jackman, Take That, Lulu; performed with George Ezra, Alexandra Burke and Freya Ridings, appeared on most UK terrestrial TV channels and were chosen to welcome the guests for Michelle Obama's exclusive UK book launch.
#8 Andrew Missingham - Co-founder of Creative Management Consultancy B+A
Andrew Missingham is a drummer, musician, producer and the co-founder of B+A, the fastest most creative management consultancy in the world. B+A work with organisations in the cultural, for profit and social sectors helping them change for the better. They have worked with an extraordinary range of organisations, many of which you may well have heard of. These include Punchdrunk, Microsoft, Nike, The FT, Google, intel and Patreon.
#7 Robbie Swale - Coach
Robbie Swale is a coach. In the earlier stages of his career Robbie spent periods as a director, a trustee and as a manager in various arts organisations, all of which contribute to a creative approach to his coaching work and life in general. Since moving into coaching he has built a thriving business offering both one to one coaching and group coaching programmes.
#6 Christopher Daniel: Architect, educator and designer
Christopher Daniel is an architect, educator, designer and inveterate enthusiast. He runs Polysemic, an interdisciplinary design studio making strategies and places for performance and community.
#5 Jessica Bowles - Educator in creative producing
Jessica Bowles is the Principal Lecturer and Course Leader of the MA/MFA Creative Producing at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Trained originally as a Designer for Film and TV Jessica's career in education has spanned writing the BA (Cons) Theatre Practice Course at Central School of Speech and Drama and introducing undergraduate Circus and Puppetry degrees to UK Higher Education. Jessica also founded the Masters course in Creative Producing which she now leads.
Neil does a great job of interviewing for a relatively new podcast. He sparks some fascinating conversations and I always learn something interesting with each episode.
I'm usually more into business podcasts but found this is a great resource to expand some of my views, opinions and knowledge.