The Baltic Triangle Podcast brings you the Movers, the Shakers & most importantly the DOERS who make the Liverpool City Region tick...business, culture, the arts , health & sport....it's all here, every month.
The Baltic Triangle is a business podcast that will keep you updated with anything new in the professional world.
Baltic Triangle Podcast EP37: Beer Brewing and Glass Blowing
Beer, bees and glass..............in this episode we visit 2 businessmen who are reviving some ancient skills and traditions right in the heart of the Baltic Triangle.
The first one is a much-missed Liverpool beer and the other the art of glass-blowing.
We all love beer right...? If there's one thing that's been missing from Cains' Brewery Village - its freshly brewed Cain's Beer. However, the wait is over with a brand new venue and brewery (inside the old brewery} ready to serve up some of the old classics - including the infamous Raisin Beer!
Our next guest is John Fenn who has been creating sublime art from glass and honey - something you would expect from the Baltic! John keeps his own Bee's that produce the honey and runs is workshop and Glass blowing courses in Northern Lights, an artist led studio in the Baltic Triangle.
Find out more about the Cains Brewery here
Find out more about John Fell who is a Baltic Creative tenant at Northern Lights
Join Mick Ord and Mark Reeson for the monthly Baltic Triangle podcast, brought to you by our new sponsors, Baltic Creative CIC.
Baltic Triangle Podcast EP36: Rupert Wolfe Murray & Baltic Triangle Chair Fiona Shaw
The Baltic Triangle podcast is dedicated to delivering stories about people and businesses within the Liverpool City Region doing extraordinary things.
In this episode we brought the conversation back home and the guys will be talking to the new Baltic Triangle Chair Fiona Shaw. The area company has had a shake-up in the past few months recruiting new members to the Baltic Triangle board to pursue various portfolios.
In addition, Fiona talks about her own companies and interests that include Wordscapes and Ethos Magazine.
Our other guest is travel writer Rupert Wolfe Murray who has recently contributed to new a book written by Daoud Sarhandi. The publication exhibits a collection of Bosnian War Posters which Daoud collected shortly after the conflict.
The posters are arranged chronologically, with long captions, and it tells the story of Bosnia’s war. Young people in Bosnia Herzegovina are particularly interested because they don’t learn about the war in school – it’s too recent, too raw, too politicised – and they want to learn about it so they can avoid the mistakes of their parents. Young Bosnians also want to see how people communicated before the internet.
You can find out more about the book and the collection here:
This is so relevant to what's happening in the Ukraine at the moment and the Baltic Triangle are already exhibiting art in venues to raise money for the Ukraine people who need it most.
Read more about Daoud Sarhandi
Read more about the Liverpool4Ukraine exhibition.
The Baltic Triangle Podcast EP35: The ADHD Foundation & Space By Liquid
In episode 35, we speak to Dr Tony Lloyd from the ADHD Foundation who are the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.
We also speak to Jake Nolan from Space by Liquid who have recently located to the Baltic Triangle to provide a managed canvas for photographers, videographers and exhibitions.
Baltic Triangle Podcast EP:34 - Entrepreneur Charlotte Donoghue & The Good Business Festival
In this months episode we speak to Say it with Diamonds entrepreneur Charlotte Donoghue and business consultant Garth Dallas.
Garth is managing the good small business programme in next month's event across Liverpool.
The festival has been in the mindset of the city for over two years but due to the pandemic has been postponed. Finally, the city-wide event is due to launch again in March over three days.
The GBF 2022 will cover good practice topics in venues from the British Music Experience on the world famous waterfront to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral to the Baltic Triangle.
Tickets are now available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-good-business-festival-2022-tickets-223297176867
Next we hear from Charlotte who started her own jewellery brand 6 years ago in the city. She created the business with only five necklaces and is now turning over 6 figure sums!
This episode is sponsored by TalkTalk Future Fibre
Baltic Triangle Podcast EP:33 TV & Film in Liverpool City Region
In this episode, we focus on Liverpudlians who are involved in TV and Film, introducing you to Tony Schumacher and Liverpool Locations.
Starting with Tony who is the writer of the new BBC Drama staring Martin Freeman called The Responder which starts on 24th Jan 2022.
Tony's interview is a fascinating story, he tells Mick how he suffered a breakdown and ended up living in his car after Losing his home to becoming a writer. He has now written several successful novels such as Army Of One and The Darkest Hour.
The Responder on Iplayer
Our next interview is with two sisters, Faye and Claire Newton who run a location scouting company and been involved in most of the major film productions in Liverpool.
The girls have worked on films such as Peaky Blinders, The Kingsman and Jack Ryan. In fact they're so good at what they do, Barbara Broccoli from the Bond Franchise recently said that she used Liverpool Locations expertise to source and procure the authentic places to reflect the setting of Film Stars don't die in Liverpool.
Faye and Claire are now helping others get into the industry because of a huge demand for production crew worldwide. They have developed an intense one day course to provide practical experience as a Location Scout. You can find out more about the course here: Location Assistant Course
Episode 32: TV Chef Dave Critchley & Daily Mirror Columnist Brian Reade
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we meet the Executive Chef from the Lu Ban Chinese Restaurant and academy in Liverpool, Dave Critchley, who says they're taking Chinese cuisine to a new level....
Having most recently starred in TV's The Great British Menu, Chef Dave has worked in kitchens since the age of 15 and has led some of the North West’s premier restaurants. These include Alma de Cuba (Michelin Guide), The Noble House (Michelin Guide) and Australasia (Michelin Guide).
He was the Executive Head Chef at The London Carriage Works, fine dining restaurant of the highly decorated Hope Street Hotel (2AA Rosette, Michelin Guide) before opening Lu Ban, Liverpool as their Executive Chef Director.
He has catered for the Liverpool Football Club team for four years as well as a wealth of other professional sports stars and local celebrities.
We also hear from the Daily Mirror's Liverpool-based,award-winning columnist Brian Reade whose new book Diamonds in the Mud celebrates not Kings and Queens and aristocats but working class heroes like the iconic trade union leader Jack Jones and the great Mohammed Ali -- both of whom Brian met in his journalistic career.
This episode is sponsored by TalkTalk Future Fibre