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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

    • Arts
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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.

    Conversation with Joanna Wolfarth - Author, Art Historian and Lecturer

    Conversation with Joanna Wolfarth - Author, Art Historian and Lecturer

    In this episode I am talking with author, art historian and lecturer Joanna Wolfarth.Joanna was the first person I interviewed for this season. I was feeling nervous and out of practice, but Joanna’s gentle warmth and grace shone through my headphones and I immediately knew that this was exactly where I wanted to be. Sat, listening to her story.In our chat, we discussed Jo’s shifting approaches to writing throughout her life, we talk about her book ‘Milk: An intimate History of humanity’s fir...

    • 42 min
    Conversation with Rozie Kelly - Author

    Conversation with Rozie Kelly - Author

    In this episode I talk with my dear friend and neighbour, the author, Rozie Kelly.On a sunny autumn morning, Rozie and I headed out for a walk through the fields. We talked about about losing her dad in lockdown and how this time of enforced solitude helped her embrace her grief, and also, how Buffy the Vampire Slayer featured heavily in this process.We talked about her soon to be published debut novel Kingfisher.We talked about how the loss of her dad has impacted how she thinks about storie...

    • 51 min
    On the Irregular - On Creativity and Grief - An Introduction from Java

    On the Irregular - On Creativity and Grief - An Introduction from Java

    Hello and welcome to season 4 of ‘On the Irregular’ with me Java Bere.In previous seasons I have chatted to women from all walks of life about their unique, creative journeys. How they got here, and how their story has shaped their creative process.For this season, I wanted to specifically explore the way in which grief informs the creative process, how transformative it can be and how it weaves it’s way through our lives, in the many tangled ways. How it manifests in our work and how we navi...

    • 9 min
    'On the Irregular' LIVE at HOME, Manchester, Sept 2022

    'On the Irregular' LIVE at HOME, Manchester, Sept 2022

    • 58 min
    Conversation with Sapna Agarwal - Artist and Community Organiser

    Conversation with Sapna Agarwal - Artist and Community Organiser

    In this episode I chat to artist and community organiser Sapna Agarwal.Sapna is one of my oldest friends, having met in Manchester twenty years ago when we were both running around the city pretending to be the stars of a Jean Luc Goddard film.This was a soft, gentle talk, fitting for a rainy day across Yorkshire and Glasgow. Sapna tells me about dropping out of architecture school, how having children helped her understand her purpose and as she describes it 'the golden thread that runs...

    • 58 min
    Conversation with Fionna Inward Allen - Poet, Writer, Performer and Educator

    Conversation with Fionna Inward Allen - Poet, Writer, Performer and Educator

    In this episode I chat to Poet, Writer, Performer and Educator Fionna Inward Allen.I first met Fee around six years ago at a mutual friend’s picnic. As soon as she flashed her stellar smile, I knew I wanted to talk to her. And talk we did, all afternoon. We have since kept in touch via social media and on the 10th of September we finally met again when Fee performed a few of her beautiful poems at the podcast live event. Her words moved the audience between both tears and laughter.In our chat...

    • 1 hr 15 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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