For the latest podcast Ali visited Dundee to talk about all things cultural in relation to that great city. To help him do so he was joined by the co-founding director of Creative Dundee Gillian Easson, the writer and playwright (and long-term supporter of SWH!) Anna Stewart, and the TV and theatre actor, (currently to be seen on the brilliant drama ‘The Terror‘ on AMC) Gordon Morris.
All three are proud Dundonians who have close connections with the city’s culture. They talk about the past, present, and their future hopes for the city and its artistic community, examining how it has become an internationally renowned centre for the arts while remaining determinedly committed to engaging with its citizens. It’s a fascinating discussion which gives a great overview of a place, its people, and its culture.
Thanks to all three for taking time out from what was a beautiful day to talk to SWH! and share their knowledge and enthusiasm. Thanks must also go to Ryan McLeod who hosts the Creative Chit-Chat Podcasts (which you can subscribe to on iTunes) and who graciously allowed us to use his excellent podcast studio. If you are in the area and looking to record your own, he is the man to contact.
There are far too many other people, places, online resources and organisations mentioned to list them all here – you’ll just have to listen for yourself – but below are links to a select few:
99 Things to See and Do Guide Dundee 2018 Anna’s Variant Magazine Article
Creative Dundee Dundee Contemporary Arts Dundee Culture
Dundee Libraries Dundee Rep Theatre Lamb Collection
Make-That-A-Take Records McManus Galleries V&A Dundee
If you are new round these parts there is quite a substantial back catalogue of podcasts for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes or by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so). You can also download the podcast by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud…
..or on YouTube:
We can’t confirm names as yet, but we do have some very exciting podcasts lined up, so keep checking in to avoid disappointment…