August 7, 2020
David Jubb talks to Jonny Davenport, co-founder and artistic director of The Old Courts - 69,000 square feet of arts centre in the middle of Wigan. Jonny tells us about opening up the building and a six year journey, working with the Wigan community, to create a place of belonging, hope and potential. He tells us about how the relationships they grew helped them respond to the pandemic. This is a wonderful story of a community serving venue.
July 31, 2020
David Jubb talks with the positive and progressive Saad-Eddine Said. Saad says 'there are some brilliant brilliant people who are working in the cultural industry.....we are all trying to navigate our way through a system that wasn't built, specifically, for today.' He offers up his ideas about how we can each play our part to change the cultural sector for the better. He is an inspiration.
July 24, 2020
David Jubb talks to Company Three member's - Angie, Bailey, Kezia, Aaliyah, Alannah and Ned. They share stories of how they went from nervously crying at the door to creating unique, devised work where their lives and experiences as teenagers are "ingrained" in the material. They tell us they carried on during the pandemic as "there wasn't a choice", and in doing so created an extraordinary international project.
July 17, 2020
In the third episode David Jubb speaks to Anisa Morridadi, founder and CEO of Birmingham based Beatfreeks. It all started with a poetry jam and Anisa’s generous idea to build the thing that builds more things. She talks about handing back her British Empire Medal and shows us the way to a different kind of cultural sector.
July 14, 2020
In the second episode of CulturePlanB, David Jubb talks to Rhiannon White and Evie Manning, Co-Artistic Directors of Common Wealth Theatre. They chat about the importance of making friends as part of the creative process, about the expertise they experience in all the communities they work with, about how youth workers should be appreciated as artists and about the need for transparency and democracy in arts programming and funding. And tons of other stuff....
July 10, 2020
In the first episode of CulturePlanB, David Jubb talks to Conrad Murray; actor, rapper and leader of the Battersea Arts Centre's, Beatbox Academy. There will be pizza. There will be chips. And there will Always Be Beats and brilliant ideas about process and the direct funding of artists.