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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.

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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.

    Roundtable: Mcr R&B with Mali Hayes, Fliss & [ K S R ]

    Roundtable: Mcr R&B with Mali Hayes, Fliss & [ K S R ]

    Manchester’s music scene is always thriving, but the city's R&B/neo-soul movement is having a special moment.

    Mali Hayes, Fliss and [ K S R ] are just a few of the artists shaping the city's sound and turning Manchester into a national capital for the genre.
    For our latest roundtable podcast episode, TSOTA spoke to them about the scene, their music, their careers and much more!

    • 50 min
    Culture Matters #3: Cinema

    Culture Matters #3: Cinema

    'Culture Matters' return explore  the state of the independent and grassroots cinema industry!
    The State of the Arts enlisted several figures from across the North’s cinema landscape to discuss how the industry will recover from lockdown…
    Tony Mundin – The Savoy, Regal, Rex & Ritz cinemas
    Sally Folkard – Film Hub North
    Wendy Cook –  Hyde Park Picture House
    Michael Pierce & Monika Rodriguez – Scalarama
    Listen to this special recording of our third panel event!

    • 1 hr
    Roundtable: BFI Future Film Festival 2022

    Roundtable: BFI Future Film Festival 2022

    Jack McLoughlin and Georgia Madden are two talented, young Liverpudlian filmmakers, both featured at this year's BFI Future Film Festival. The festival takes place from the 17th - 20th February 2022 and both filmmakers' short films are up for awards.
    We chatted to Jack and Georgia for a roundtable podcast episode, discussing their work and what it means to be nominated by the BFI. And with both of them being from Liverpool, we of course spoke about the role the city plays in both their lives, as its cultural reputation gets bigger and bigger.

    • 28 min
    Roundtable: Leeds Lit Fest 2022

    Roundtable: Leeds Lit Fest 2022

    Listen back to a special roundtable discussion coordinated by Molly McGrath of Leeds Library, featuring Jack Simpson of Hyde Park Book Club, Poppy Jennings from Leeds Poetry Festival, author Dan Coxon, Amanda Truman or Truman Bookstore and Zoe Turner from Comma Press.

    Leeds Lit Fest returns in 2022 for a programme packed with the best literary events and performances the city has to offer. For this podcast, Molly spoke to some of the key figures involved in this year's festival and the thriving literature scene in Leeds!
    Leeds Lit Fest takes place from Feb 26th - March 6th 2022.

    • 42 min
    Dave Haslam

    Dave Haslam

    Dave Haslam is one of the most versatile creatives that the North has produced. With a career that's taken him from  the decks of the Hacienda, to a desk for writing an array of books about British cultural history.


    As part of an event in partnership with Hyde Park Book Club, director of TSOTA Jack Simpson caught up with Dave about everything from his new book to his creative process to Sylvia Plath.


    Dave's new book, 'All You Need is Dynamite', is the latest in his series Art Decades, with this addition uncovering a moment of dramatic political change in Manchester at the end of the 1960s. On 12th September, Dave will appear at Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds a part of a tour for his book launch.

    • 54 min
    Culture Matters #2: Nightlife

    Culture Matters #2: Nightlife

    Our second Culture Matters panel event looks at ‘Nightlife’,  the corner of the cultural landscape sorely missed for over a year – our clubs, events and festivals, responsible for uniting selectors and sounds with party goers across the country. 

    The State of the Arts enlisted several figures from across the North’s nightlife culture to discuss how the industry will recover from lockdown…
    DJ Paulette - a cultural icon of Manchester whose career has taken her from the Hacienda to Paris to the biggest festival line ups of 2021.

    Harkirit Boparai - based in York, Harkirit manages  The Crescent Community Venue and programmes the Basement Jazz Club, and is North-East coordinator for the Music Venue Trust.

    Gemma Krysko - director of We Are Indigo and part of the team behind Escape to Freight Island, she also helped with the UK government's pilot club event in Liverpool.

    Anton Stevens - an organiser for the most popular Manchester nightclub, Hidden.

    Listen to this special recording of our second panel event!

    • 1 hr 14 min

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