31 episodes

Real people, Inspiring Creativity - hosted by multimedia author, Yang-May Ooi. Produced by TigerSpirit.co.uk

Creative Conversations Yang-May Ooi

    • Society & Culture

Real people, Inspiring Creativity - hosted by multimedia author, Yang-May Ooi. Produced by TigerSpirit.co.uk

    Sparking Cross-Cultural Chemistry - Patti McCarthy

    Sparking Cross-Cultural Chemistry - Patti McCarthy

    How do you fit in to a new country with a different culture from your own? How can we develop a sense of belonging while celebrating our differences especially when we are migrants or expats trying to make a home in a new place?

    On today’s Creative Conversations podcast, host Yang-May Ooi is joined by cross cultural consultant and expatriate coach, Patti McCarthy. Patti was born in the UK and grew up all over the world. After living and working in Australia, she has returned to the UK and settled in Oxford - for now. She joins me to talk about how to spark cultural chemistry in order to be happy and successful when living or working with others from a different culture.

    For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations.

    Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 04 Episode 07 ¦ Sparking Cross-Cultural Chemistry - Patti McCarthy ¦  CCV0407

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    Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi ¦  www.tigerspirit.co.uk

    Oxford Moments is a personal blog by author Yang-May Ooi, exploring the city of Oxford, its people and places. “Oxford inspired me as a student and I’m excited to be back here making a new home and rebuilding my life. This project is my multi-faceted discovery of the moments that can give us a sense of home, belonging and enrichment.”  Follow Oxford Moments at bit.ly/OxfordMoments

    • 55 min
    The Future of Tourism in Oxford - Mary Clarkson

    The Future of Tourism in Oxford - Mary Clarkson

    How has the pandemic and restrictions on travel affected place-based tourism? What is a destination city like Oxford doing to face the post-pandemic challenge of bringing people back to the city centre - both tourists and local residents alike?

    Our guest on Creative Conversations today is Oxford City Councillor Mary Clarkson who is the Council Labour Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism. She talks passionately to host Yang-May Ooi about bringing together town and gown in Oxford for the good of the local economy as well as the university that the city is famous for. She also tells us frankly about the challenges for tourism in Oxford due to the pandemic and discusses how the City Council is working with local businesses and residents to encourage visitors back into the city centre.

    For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations.

    Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 04 Episode 06 ¦ The Future of Tourism in Oxford - Mary Clarkson CCV0406

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    Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi ¦  www.tigerspirit.co.uk

    Oxford Moments is a personal blog by author Yang-May Ooi, exploring the city of Oxford, its people and places. “Oxford inspired me as a student and I’m excited to be back here making a new home and rebuilding my life. This project is my multi-faceted discovery of the moments that can give us a sense of home, belonging and enrichment.”  Follow Oxford Moments at bit.ly/OxfordMoments

    • 48 min
    Telling Family Stories - Janet Behan and Damian Le Bas

    Telling Family Stories - Janet Behan and Damian Le Bas

    Actor Janet Behan and writer Damian Le Bas join Creative Conversation host, Yang-May Ooi, in today’s show to talk about Telling Family Stories in the context of their respective Irish, Gypsy and Chinese backgrounds. Along the way they explore language, stereotyping and identity.

    Damian Le Bas is a writer of Gypsy and Irish descent. His book The Stopping Places is a personal journey exploring his heritage and the history of the Romany people.

    Janet Behan is an actor and playwright. Her father was Irish and  her mother was from Yorkshire. Her latest play Kathleen and Me is the story of her irish grandmother told in Kathleen Behan's own words.

    For those of you who may not know Yang-May Ooi outside of this podcast, she is of Chinese heritage, born in Malaysia. She wrote and performed a play, Bound Feet Blues, inspired by her great-grandmother who had bound feet - and there is also a family memoir in book form of the same name.

    For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations.

    Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 04 Episode 05 ¦ Telling Family Stories - Janet Behan and Damian Le Bas CCV0405

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    Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi ¦  www.tigerspirit.co.uk

    • 1 hr 16 min
    What Travel Writing can tell us about Life - Callum Ruddock

    What Travel Writing can tell us about Life - Callum Ruddock

    In a world dominated by Youtube videos and Instagram images that can take you anywhere in the world, is there still a place for travel writing? How can the different types of writing about travel tell us about where we come from and who we are?

    Travel writer and Oxford resident Callum Ruddock joins Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi in a wide ranging conversation about the art of writing about travel, where they discuss the different types of travel writing and what travel can teach us about life.  As both of them are Oxford residents and neighbours, they also reflect on whether we can bring the curiosity of travel to the place where we live, especially in the context of the global pandemic and travel restrictions.

    For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations.

    Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 04 Episode 04 ¦ What Travel Writing can tell us about Life - Callum Ruddock CCV0404

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    Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi ¦  www.tigerspirit.co.uk

    Oxford Moments is a multimedia blog by Yang-May, exploring the city of Oxford, its people and places. “Oxford inspired me as a student and infused much of my life over the last few decades. I have now moved back here and this project is my multi-faceted rediscovery of a city that I have always loved.”  Follow Oxford Moments at bit.ly/OxfordMoments

    • 59 min
    Theatre is Not Limited - The Michael Knight Theatre Company

    Theatre is Not Limited - The Michael Knight Theatre Company

    Theatre is not limited, says Hillary May, founder of The Michael Knight Theatre Company. It is open to everyone to take part, it is part of the community, theatre gives a voice to those who would not normally have a chance to tell their story. In today’s episode, Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi talks with Hillary May and some of the members of the Michael Knight Theatre Company and hear their stories of how theatre changed their lives and how they are evolving their creative craft through lockdown.

    For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations.

    Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 04 Episode 03 ¦ Theatre is Not Limited - The Michael Knight Theatre Company CCV0403 

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    Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi ¦  www.tigerspirit.co.uk

    • 49 min
    Oxford, the Hollywood of Stories - Sylvia Vetta

    Oxford, the Hollywood of Stories - Sylvia Vetta

    When we think of Oxford, we tend to think of the city created by the University, with its dreaming spires and architecture of learning. But there is a whole lot more to explore. Oxford is also the Hollywood of Stories and a melting pot of cultural diversity - says author Sylvia Vetta, talking to writer Yang-May Ooi on the Creative Conversations podcast.

    For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations.

    Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 04 Episode 02 ¦ Oxford, the Hollywood of Stories - Sylvia Vetta CCV0402 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast] and Oxford Moments

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    Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi ¦  www.tigerspirit.co.uk

    Oxford Moments is a multimedia blog by Yang-May, exploring the city of Oxford, its people and places. “Oxford inspired me as a student and infused much of my life over the last few decades. I have now moved back here and this project is my multi-faceted rediscovery of a city that I have always loved.”  Follow Oxford Moments at bit.ly/OxfordMoments

    • 50 min

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