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A podcast where I chat to women from all walks of life about their own unique, creative journey. How they got here, how their story has shaped their creative work, what they’ve learned, what has helped them and where they plan to go from here. It’s an irregular journey for so many of us and I am delighted to offer a platform to share these fascinating stories and wells of wisdom.

On the Irregular with Java Bere Java Bere

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A podcast where I chat to women from all walks of life about their own unique, creative journey. How they got here, how their story has shaped their creative work, what they’ve learned, what has helped them and where they plan to go from here. It’s an irregular journey for so many of us and I am delighted to offer a platform to share these fascinating stories and wells of wisdom.

    Interview with Kiruna Stamell - Actress

    Interview with Kiruna Stamell - Actress

    This week I’m talking to Kiruna Stamell, an Australian actress based in the UK.

    Kiruna has worked extensively on both stage and screen. Her credits include Moulin Rouge, Life's Too Short and The New Pope alongside a prolific stage career.  
    Kiruna and I met in Manchester in our early 20’s. Fast forward 17 years and Kiruna is busy filming a big budget drama in the South of France. I was lucky enough to catch up with her between scenes. 
    We talked about Kiruna’s acting journey as a woman with dwarfism, and in our enthusiasm, we went slightly off topic, touching on subjects including the pandemic, breaking down systemic barriers and appropriate dress for a funeral.

    To hear the second part of her story, tune into next’s week’s episode for chapter two.
    Welcome to chapter one with Kiruna Stamell. Enjoy!

    You can find Kiruna on Instagram @kiruna_stamell and in her upcoming period drama The Serpent Queen for Starz tv.

    Post production and music: Jon Tipler




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    • 59 min
    Interview with Saima Kaur - Embroidery Artist

    Interview with Saima Kaur - Embroidery Artist

    This week I’m chatting to Saima Kaur, an embroidery artist living in Hebden Bridge. Saima spent time at boarding school in India where she first learned how to embroider.

    Little did she know that years later, embroidery would become her main channel of work and expression.

    As Saima tells me her story, we touch on how our clothes  can reflect our state of mind, being the parent of a child with autism and the value of community.

    You can find Saima on Big Cartel

    On Instagram @sewsaima

    And you can read more about Saima in this interview for TextileArtist.org



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    • 49 min
    Interview with Cherelle Farrell - Creative Dynamo

    Interview with Cherelle Farrell - Creative Dynamo

    Cherelle is a multi-faceted creative dynamo.

    She is passionate about growing food, cooking food, styling, interiors, challenging herself to take on practical projects and setting the perfect scene to enjoy a feast of food and drink.

    Since finding each other on instagram a few years ago, we bonded over bulk buying ingredients, the electric joy of a vintage bargain and derelict buildings we want to convert.

    Today we chatted about Cherelle’s creative journey, the career expectations set out for her by a career advisor as a young Black woman and how she is finding her way towards one of her creative goals. 

    Cherelle has so many creative paths within her, I cannot wait for you to meet her.

    You can find Cherelle on Instagram @thejoyofstayingin


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Interview with Carissa Tanton - Illustrator

    Interview with Carissa Tanton - Illustrator

    This week I’m chatting to Carissa Tanton, an illustrator from North Wales currently living off grid in Central Portugal. Carissa began with ambitions to be a doctor, then a psychologist and then after a life changing time living in Paris, became an illustrator despite having been labeled ‘terrible at art’ at school. Her linear monochrome work is minimalist and precise, often featuring flowers, the sea and pop stars drinking tea. Please join me in our conversation where we touch upon working in wholefood shops, mindfulness and the con that is the British housing market. And of course, so much more.

    Show notes:
    Instagram: @carissatanton
    Website: carissatanton.co.uk
    Youtube Channel about Carissa’s life in portugal: Frankie On the Road
    Mentions:
    @thenapministry
    Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
    Book suggestions:
    Period Power by Maisie Hill
    Lunar Living by Kirsty Gallagher 



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    • 59 min
    Introduction

    Introduction

    Welcome to the trailer episode, where I explain a little about my background, how and why this podcast was born and the intention behind collecting these conversations.

    Useful links:

    A Short History of My Business Blog Post

    My Life Story in Chapters

    'Say It Out Loud' Workshop

    About Me

    About Laura Adams

    If you would like to get in touch with any questions, you can find me @javabere on Instagram or email me at hello@javabere.co.uk.

    • 4 min

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Realistic perspectives on the creative path

I have followed Java Bere on Instagram for awhile and was excited to listen to her podcast!

It is inspiring and also realistic about different creative journeys. I find it comforting to hear how other creatives have also found success through rocky paths or unexpected ways.

This is a new favorite to have on while I’m painting and felting:)

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