Claret & Conversation: Voices from the Creative Industry

Claret & Conversation: Voices from the Creative Industry
This podcast is a heartwarming and insightful conversation with professionals in the creative industry. We find out what inspired them to risk their livelihoods to join the creative industry. Each guest brings a work of art that inspired them, and a work that they have, in turn, created. Join these fun, thoughtful and inspiring conversations: Claret & Conversation: Voices from the Creative Industry is sponsored by Claret Press and Clapham Publishing Services. Join us every Wednesday for a new podcast.

Episode 9: Bill Hope by Claret & Conversation
May 18 • 44 min
Bill Hope is a Clapham-based actor who has worked in theatre and movies. His break-through role was in Aliens directed by James Cameron. He has also acted with Johnny Depp, starred on Spooks, and voiced over cartoons. Born in Canada, he has made London…
Episode 8: Phil Wolff by Claret & Conversation
Mar 18 • 49 min
Listen to actor, director and screenwriter Phil Wolff discuss creative craft, film and separating the art from the artists in this weeks episode.
Episode 7: Ray Foulk by Claret & Conversation
Mar 11 • 46 min
Jack-of-all-trades Ray Foulk discusses his extraordinary life as the Isle of Wight festival creator, city events planner, art deco gallery curator and author. Ray grew up on the Isle of Wight. When the island needed funding to build a new swimming pool,…
Episode 6: Adam Saunders by Claret & Conversation
Feb 25 • 38 min
Listen to the British composer and music leader discuss his role as a creative catalyst and the importance of collaboration. Adam Saunders’ musical ability was clear from a young age. Growing up near Portsmouth, Adam attended a small school where few…
Episode 5: Tor Bridges by Claret & Conversation
Feb 18 • 32 min
Listen to the award-winning director and filmmaker Tor Bridges discuss using creativity as a force for positive change and social justice, and how this ethos has impacted her work. Tor Bridges studied documentary film making in the States before moving…
Episode 4: Simon Altmann by Claret & Conversation
Feb 11 • 46 min
‘Creativity is Curiosity.’ Mathematics professor at Oxford, art historian, poet, philosopher, superb aphorist - is there anything Simon Altmann can’t do? Listen as he discusses how creativity and curiosity have shaped his life. Simon Altmann was born in…
Episode 3: Tim Luscombe by Claret & Conversation
Jan 28 • 42 min
Listen to acclaimed playwright and author of Learning German (badly) Tim Luscombe, as he discusses European identity, Brexit and Eurovision. Tim Luscombe grew up in the Surrey suburbs near Epsom. He left to study Geography at Oxford and quickly realised…
Episode 2: Wendy Yates by Claret & Conversation
Jan 21 • 35 min
Sweeten your January by listening to Clapham entrepreneur Wendy Yates discuss compotes, marmalades and ketchups and managing her own micro-business. Wendy Yates started her career in a very different industry: speech and language therapy. After spending…
Episode 1: Tansy Spinks by Claret & Conversation
Jan 17 • 38 min
Sound artist Tansy Spinks talks about how to listen. Thoughtful and informed, this experimental artist makes a fascinating podcast. Tansy Spinks always knew she wanted to be an artist. Growing up in a family of female painters, her decision when she left…
Episode 8: Pascaline Lambert by Claret & Conversation
Dec 3, 2019 • 32 min
At what point does the craft of sewing meet art? Does teaching and parenting affect your creative professionalism? Find all the answers in this episode. Available now on all major platforms.
Episode 7: Aliki Braine by Claret and Conversation
Nov 20, 2019 • 40 min
Aliki Braine, artist, photographer, educator and activist took on the National Gallery in the name of justice and won! She’s a committed artist who talks frankly about the demands of producing art while also being a mother and an educator. Listen to the…
Episode 6: Richard Lloyd-Morgan by Claret & Conversation
Nov 12, 2019 • 46 min
Richard Lloyd-Morgan finds striking similarities as an opera singer and a vicar. “Just get out of the way and let Strauss/God do the work,” he says. Listen to this beautiful man with his beautiful voice tell us about getting out of the way.
Episode 5: Barry Stevens by Claret & Conversation
Nov 5, 2019 • 45 min
You think you’ve got an extended family? Think again! Award winning Canadian filmmaker, Barry Stevens, has 600 siblings. Listen to his fascinating life.
Episode 4: Hannah Duffy by Claret & Conversation
Oct 23, 2019 • 33 min
Hannah Duffy is the multi-talented young actor who not only set up her own theatre company but also has a passion and talent for writing, shown through her involvement in the Writers Lab Programme at Soho Theatre.
Episode 3: Tim Frances by Claret & Conversation
Oct 16, 2019 • 37 min
Is it a podcast or a masterclass in acting? Join Tim Frances, West End actor, for stories and insights into the enchanting world of the stage.
Episode 2: Declan Hill by Claret & Conversation
Oct 7, 2019 • 47 min
Uncertain who to support in the upcoming Canadian elections? The world leading expert in match-fixing, Declan Hill, has boxed with Justin Trudeau, had dinner with the Russian Mafia and spills all on Claret and Conversation season two. Declan Hill:…
Episode 1: Julie Anderson by Claret & Conversation
Sep 29, 2019 • 41 min
Author, illustrator and organiser of Clapham Book Festival sits down with Katie to kick of the second season of Claret and Conversation with a bang. Learn about the fascinating panels in the upcoming Clapham Book Festival and the hidden truths about the…
Podcast 10: Michael Coolwood by Claret & Conversation
Jul 4, 2019 • 37 min
Michael Coolwood is a feminist science fiction and fantasy writer. Growing up with shows like Asterix and Futurama, Michael has always enjoyed letting his imagination run wild. After getting back into reading a few years ago, he was absorbed by the works…
Podcast 9: Tricia Ninian by Claret & Conversation
Jun 30, 2019 • 41 min
Tricia Ninian is living her child hood dream as a soprano, having embraced her musical talent at an early age by learning to play the piano and singing in a choir in Westminster Abbey. Now, Tricia has starred as the likes of Liu in Turandot and Donna…
Podcast 8: Sam Clark by Claret & Conversation
Jun 18, 2019 • 37 min
Born and raised in Clapham, Sam is an expert traveler and the co-founder of Experience Travel Group. His travel company tailors the trip to the ‘holiday makers’ needs and helps them to explore and appreciate the locations natural form, setting Experience…
Podcast 7: Catherine O’Brien by Claret & Conversation
Jun 11, 2019 • 45 min
Catherine O’Brien is a voice artist and the founder of Essential Audiobooks based in New York, where she lives with her husband after having moved there from London in 2008. As the daughter of a speech and drama teacher, Catherine has grown up performing…
Podcast 6: Sam MacDonald by Claret & Conversation
Jun 4, 2019 • 31 min
Sam is a gardener and founder of the Cottage Gardener company in Clapham. Sam first began to appreciate the outdoors as a child and was inspired by the nature and colours of the Norfolk countryside where he spent a lot of time growing up. Sam has a new…
Podcast 5: Kees’t Hooft by Claret & Conversation
May 28, 2019 • 38 min
Kees’t grew up in a small town in Holland to liberal parents who encouraged him to embrace his creative side. In this episode of Claret & Conversation, we’ll discuss how Kees’t transitioned from a cameraman director, working with the likes of David Lee;…
Podcast 4: Sarah Gray by Claret & Conversation
May 21, 2019 • 37 min
Sarah is an author living with Motor Neurons Disease. Published by Claret Press, Sarah writes supernatural stories, saying she loves the uncertainty and the fact that anything could happen. Half Life has been adopted by the NHS to help teach palliative…
Podcast 3: Alex “Reads” Holmes by Claret & Conversation
May 14, 2019 • 39 min
Alex Reads is a professional journalist and podcast host of Mostly Lit and What Matters, who loves to create. Inspired by David Sedaris, Alex has natural gift for storytelling and plays the piano to exorcise his demons. In this episode of Claret &…
Podcast 2: Sue Carpenter by Claret & Conversation
May 9, 2019 • 43 min
Sue Carpenter is a documentary filmmaker, writer and photographer, whose wanderlust has resulted in her making a feature documentary about an uneducated girl in Nepal, Belmaya, who she met 12 years ago. Sue’s film follows Belmaya as she herself trains in…
Podcast 1: Nicky Barranger by Claret & Conversation
May 7, 2019 • 38 min
Nicky Barranger is an ex-BBC radio producer and World Service presenter who tried to interview a sleeping Arthur Miller, eye-locked with Hugh Jackman and spilled wine on Sir Peter Halls. Refering to herself as ‘professionally nosey’, Nicky’s curiosity has…