Creative Conversations

Creative Conversations

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


Carol Alayne on The Art of Bespoke Tailoring
Aug 22 • 47 min
Savile Row tailor, Carol Alayne, talks to Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about the art of creating unique clothing tailored exactly for each individual client - where each piece shows off the personality as well as the best features of the…
Stevie Henden on Family, Flying Bombs and Fantasy
Aug 13 • 41 min
Dulwich based author Stevie Henden talks with Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about his family’s multi-generational connection to South London and his London-inspired “spiritual fantasy” novels. Stevie also shares with us his fascination with the…
Lynn Goold on The Fowey Festival and Daphne du Maurier
Aug 7 • 44 min
In this special edition of Creative Conversations recorded on location in Fowey, host Yang-May Ooi speaks to Lynn Goold, Chair of the Fowey Festival. We learn about the history of this beautiful Cornish coastal town and its association with Daphne du…
Ann Lewis on How Nature Photography Can Change Your Life
Jul 14 • 41 min
Ann Lewis, an amateur photographer based on the Isle of Wight, talks to Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi, about how her passion for nature photography showed her a new way of looking at the world and also made her more confident out and about on…
My Grandfather Lim Swee Aun on The Story of a Family
Jul 6 • 41 min
Yang-May Ooi’s acclaimed solo theatre show Bound Feet Blues was inspired by the oral stories told in her family, passed down through the generations. In this podcast, we have a unique opportunity to go back in time and hear her grandfather telling the…
Joanne Ooi on Covid and Creativity
Jul 3 • 53 min
How can we maintain our creativity during Covid lockdown? Could this crisis be an opportunity for creative renewal for creative organisations as well as individuals? Cultural commentator Joanne Ooi joins Yang-May Ooi on Creative Conversations to talk…
Tony Dillon on Re-Connecting with Nature
Jun 27 • 30 min
Many of us live in big cities like London. We are surrounded by noise, crowds – and a lot of pollution. Is that lifestyle seriously damaging us? And can re-connecting with nature save our health? Ex-lawyer and creative consultant Tony Dillon joins…
Fran Bushe on Talking about Sex
May 16 • 66 min
Why is it so difficult to talk about sex? Fran Bushe, comedian and creator of The Diary of My Broken Vagina and Ad Libido, joins Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi to talk about talking about sex - and how we can all be more empowered by being…
Simon Pimenta on Building Resilience
Dec 6, 2019 • 32 min
Our modern daily lives can be stressful. Worry and anxiety can feel overwhelming. How can we develop greater resilience and bounce back with vigour from difficulties and setbacks? Resilience coach Simon Pimenta shares some tips and advice with Creative…
Janet Behan and Jessica Higgs on Why Shouldn’t I Go?
Sep 13, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode of the Creative Conversations podcast, host Yang-May Ooi drops in on actress and playwright Janet Behan and theatre director Jessica Higgs during rehearsals for Janet’s new one woman play Why Shouldn’t I Go?. They take a break to talk…
William Blake at Tate Britain review - with Yang-May Ooi and Anna Sayburn Lane
Sep 10, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode of Creative Conversations, we try something different. Host Yang-May Ooi meets author Anna Sayburn Lane at Tate Britain to record their views and impressions as they visit the William Blake exhibition. We also hear from one of the curators…
Cheryl Robson on Aurora Metro Books
Mar 7, 2019 • 40 min
Cheryl Robson, founder and managing editor of Aurora Books, joins Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi to talk about her three decades steering a successful independent publisher of non-fiction, fiction and plays by diverse authors and playwrights -…
Stephen Ring on Beautiful North Devon (Westward Ho! mini-series)
Feb 12, 2019 • 26 min
In this third episode of our three part mini-series recorded in Westward Ho! in North Devon, well-known local artist and photographer Stephen Ring talks with Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about how the beauty of North Devon informs his art and…
John Barton on Sand, Sea and Song (Westward Ho! mini-series)
Feb 9, 2019 • 26 min
In the second episode of our three part mini-series recorded in Westward Ho! in North Devon, the “Music Man” John Barton talks with Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about a lifetime of music and song. For photos, links and music credits, go to…
Pete Sawyer on Kitesurfing to Happiness (Westward Ho! miniseries)
Feb 7, 2019 • 28 min
In the first of a three part mini-series recorded in Westward Ho! in North Devon, kitesurfer Pete Sawyer talks with Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about how his passion for kitesurfing helped him create a new business and rebuild his life by the…
Zaharah Othman on Love Stories across Cultures
Jan 11, 2019 • 43 min
Malaysian journalist Zaharah Othman joins Creative Conversations podcast host Yang-May Ooi to talk about her lifetime in journalism covering both heartwrenching events like the MH17 tragedy and heartwarming personal stories of Malaysians overseas - and…
Stephanie van Driesen on How to be a Superstar
Jan 2, 2019 • 42 min
We open Season 2 of Creative Conversations with a superstar episode to kick off 2019. Stage actor and performing artist Stephanie van Driesen joins host Yang-May Ooi to talk about what it takes to be a superstar in musical theatre in South East Asia, and…
“Walter Plinge” on An Actor’s Life
Dec 17, 2018 • 43 min
Actor “Walter Plinge” (aka Philip Blaine) talks about his life as an actor in repertory theatre in the 1950s and it is a fascinating historical record of an exciting time in British theatre as well as an inspiring personal story. This special episode of…
Michael McManus on An Honourable Man
Nov 29, 2018 • 25 min
Author and playwright Michael McManus talks to Yang-May Ooi about his play An Honourable Man set in a dystopic post-Brexit world… Episode CCV005 ¦ Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by…
Daniel York on Telling Forgotten Stories
Oct 16, 2018 • 30 min
Actor and playwright Daniel York joins Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi to talk about his new play Forgotten, an epic story about the Chinese Labour Corps who worked in the trenches during the First World War. Episode CCV004 ¦ Creative…
Sue Plumtree on Creating a Great Life After 50
May 11, 2018 • 40 min
Relationship coach Sue Plumtree joins host Yang-May Ooi on Creative Conversations to tell her story of divorcing at age 60 and how she found the courage and creativity to create a new life and business - and how she found true love at age 70. Episode…
Terence Bailey on Paranormal Fiction and Life
Aug 30, 2017 • 27 min
Novelist Terry Bailey joins Yang-May Ooi on Creative Conversations to chat about his paranormal thriller Dead in Time and how he uses his own experiences in his fiction. Find out more about Terry at www.facebook.com/terencebaileyauthor ¦ Creative…
James Zarzana on the benefits and challenges of self-publishing
Aug 4, 2017 • 48 min
James Zarzana joins Creative Conversations to talk with Yang-May Ooi about the benefits and challenges of self-publishing. James is the author of the Marsco Saga - www.jamesazarzana.com. Creative Conversations is a Tiger Spirit podcast hosted by…