Lesley is looking for a diverse, creative community to call home. Home is what we all have in common isn't it? But a sense of belonging may always remain elusive. Each week we visit a new geographical area to find out why creative people live where they do. It's often funny, sometimes poignant but always fascinating. Some guests are household names whilst others are local heroes.
Perthshire Isolation: Mellifluous Sculptors
This week is a treat for the ears. Sculptor Deborah Procter manages to make stone sound malleable and tells us how she has reconciled living next door to me in a terraced house with her use of power tools.
Then we zoom off to Perthshire via Cromarty where we talk to Englishman Robbie Schneider. Robbie is a sculptor who specialises in lettering and as you will hear, his decision to move to a remote Perthshire hillside makes him feel that anything is possible.
Oh and in an episode full of coincidences here's another, they were both brought up in London.
Throwback trailer for 'Camden Pub'
Do you remember what it's like to be in a pub? Music, Clink, Chat, Fizz.
This trailer will remind you how fabulous it feels to chat grandmas to Michael Kossew. Then head over to episode 6 to hear me perform at the pub. Thank the Lord I am am not singing or reciting poetry but telling a true, weird story with a cracker of a twist. Over on the website,,,the audience joined in. www.wayhomeproject.com
Ep 7: Roger Law (Spitting Image)
Wow! What a treat. In this, the first of our bonus episodes, Roger Law tells us why he loves Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk and why growing up in The Fens can't help but make you feel a bit different.
Roger is the co-creator of satirical puppet show Spitting Image which ran from 1984 to 1996 on our small screens. He is a force of nature and has spent many years travelling as a working artist and teacher, and because Spitting Image was franchised in a huge amount of countries. Before lockdown, he invited me into his home at a time where SI had some interest from the USA, a country he knows quite well. Gracious hosts, he and his wife Deidre ( a quilt maker) made me feel at home and shared their lunch.
In an episode recorded in October 2019, Lesley visits a pub in Camden to participate in Michael Kossew's Natural Born Storytellers. But first, she meets the man himself who has some profound insights into home, community and having the courage to be yourself.
Is she tempted to move to London? We'll see
This week Lesley in on holiday with her cousin in the North East of Scotland. Tune in to find out why creative Cromarty has made a lasting impression on many folk.
EPISODE 4: WAKEFIELD
Lesley Gibson is a writer who is looking for a creative, diverse community to call home. Where in the world can tempt her? This week, our searchlight is aimed at Wakefield in West Yorkshire. Lesley interviews community artists, artists of Sanctuary and writers in the Arthouse to see if they can persuade her that an industrial heritage is welcoming, beautiful and inspiring and that black lager is tasty. Spoiler....yum.
Youtube has a plethora of images from this trip which took place in June 2019. Subscription is free!