As part of our ‘See/Hear/Read’ series, The State of the Arts is launching its very own podcast. Our podcast episodes will feature interviews and showcase artists and creative thinkers in the North of England. In each episode, we’ll hear a new artist speak about their work and the world of the arts in general.
Episode #4 - DJ Paulette
DJ Paulette has had a massive influence on culture in Manchester and around the world.Her career has been filled with success, from DJing at the Hacienda to her autobiographical ‘Homebird’ gallery at The Lowry. She has residencies with Reform Radio,...
Episode #3 - Dr Dave O'Brien
Dr Dave O’Brien is an expert on arts and culture policy. His new book 'Culture is Bad For You' uncovers the inequalities that exist within the creative industries and the way we consume culture.
Episode #2 - David Firth
David Firth is an animator, writer, musician and multi-disciplined artist from Yorkshire whose work gained him a cult following in the 2000's and millions of YouTube views since. We discussed his creative process, his motivations and his journey as an artist, as well as indie music, Northern humour and the 'golden period' of animation.
Episode #1 - Chris Illingworth
Chris Illingworth plays piano for GoGo Penguin, Manchester’s most exciting band. Nominated for a Mercury Prize and hailed as one of the best live acts around, they have worked up a distinct sound that makes them much more than your typical jazz act. We interviewed Chris about releasing an album in lockdown, Manchester’s DIY jazz scene and what the future holds for the music and live performance industry.