The Culture Bar
The Culture Bar: An Interview with Jamie Stone MP

The Culture Bar: An Interview with Jamie Stone MP

January 22, 2021

In episode #6 of The Culture Bar, we are joined by Jamie Stone Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross. Jamie is also the spokesperson for Defence and Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

 

In this lively and pertinent interview you will hear:

>Jamie talk about the arts and culture sector in the UK

>how UK arts and culture have been impacted by Brexit and the COVID19 pandemic

>technology

>internationalism

>protecting arts and culture livelihoods

>the importance of arts education initiatives

 

Jamie is interviewed by HP's Henry Southern.

 

This interview was recorded on 20 January, the day of Joe Biden's presidential inauguration in the USA.

We thank Jamie very much for his time and constructive insights on the UK arts and culture sector.

 

Useful links and resources:
Jamie Stone: www.libdems.org.uk/jamie_stone
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben: amzn.to/360U6Ym
HarrisonParrott: www.harrisonparrott.com/

 

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A special thank you to Robert Cochrane as the composer of the theme tune music, and Merlyn Thomas our editor.

 

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The Culture Bar: Voices of the North - In Conversation with Nordic Talents Part 2

The Culture Bar: Voices of the North - In Conversation with Nordic Talents Part 2

December 29, 2020

Here is our third podcast in the new 'Voices of the North' podcast mini-series in collaboration with Talent Norway and Sparebank1 Nord-Norge, Samfunnsløftet.

In episode No.3 ​‘Conversations with Nordic talents and their mentors: Benjamin Mørk: a mechanical pianist from Senja' we listen to a conversation and reflection between a young musician and his mentor. They discuss sources of inspiration, the joys of mentorship and the challenges and opportunities young artists growing up in the North are currently facing.

Our guests: 

  • Benjamin Mørk (pianist)
  • Geir Luedy (manager at MADE Management, musician, songwriter, and music producer)

Hosted by HarrisonParrott’s Karoline Melstveit.

Voices of the North is a part of the agreement and collaboration between Talent Norge and SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge, Samfunnsløftet. Together they ensure that exceptional talents have access to artistic support programmes where they live.

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on culture and the arts.

The Culture Bar: Series Trailer

The Culture Bar: Series Trailer

December 24, 2020

Welcome to The Culture Bar a podcast series brought to you by international classical music management agency HarrisonParrott.

The Culture Bar is a bi-monthly in conversation interview show featuring panellists from across arts and culture sector from professional musicians and artists, the bright minds behind orchestras, arts venues and festivals, to academics and specialists such as authors and scientists.

This podcast focusses on talking these experts to give you honest no-nonsense answers and opinions on burning topics impacting the arts world such as climate change, COVID19, changes in technology and changes in society.

We also partner with other organisations to produce spin off mini-series which focus on arts and culture in other parts of the world to make sure we are giving you a truly global perspective on the arts. And never afraid of tackling hard topics, we also have a series of ‘Under the Spotlight’ episodes where we discuss issues such as diversity, inclusivity and equality.

The Culture Bar aims to shed light on the topics which matter to you.

By listening to our show you will gain insights and hear opinions from people living and breathing the arts world, discussing alternative views, and clarifying sometimes murky situations.  

If you like the sound of The Culture Bar then please hit the subscribe button on Spotify, Apple podcasts and your other podcast provider to add us to your listening queue so you never miss an episode.

We would also love to hear from you with your ideas for future episodes so please drop us a line.

Thank you and see you at a Culture Bar podcast episode soon!

The Culture Bar: Voices of the North - In Conversation with Nordic Talents Part 1

The Culture Bar: Voices of the North - In Conversation with Nordic Talents Part 1

December 22, 2020

We are excited to share with you our second podcast in the new 'Voices of the North' podcast mini-series in collaboration with Talent Norway and Sparebank1 Nord-Norge, Samfunnsløftet.

In episode No.2 Elle Sofe Sara: a Sámi film director from Kautokeino’ we listen to a conversation between a Nordic talent and a mentor from the Talent Norway programme ‘Mer Film’. Mer Film is a programme aimed at young, talented film directors from the Northern parts of Norway.

We are joining Elle Sofe and her mentor Ole in Kautokeino for one of their working sessions on her new feature film project and discuss how the Sámi culture has inspired their artistic endeavours.

Guests:

  • Elle Sofe Sara (choreographer and film director, founders of the Sámi artist collective and a traditional Sámi reindeer herder)
  • Ole Giæver (film director, screenwriter, actor and mentor)

Hosted by HarrisonParrott’s Karoline Melstveit

Voices of the North is a part of the agreement and collaboration between Talent Norge and SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge, Samfunnsløftet. Together they ensure that exceptional talents have access to artistic support programmes where they live.

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

The Culture Bar: Voices of the North - Peak Performance: Art in Context

The Culture Bar: Voices of the North - Peak Performance: Art in Context

December 15, 2020

We are delighted to share with you our new podcast mini-series ‘Voices of the North’ made in collaboration with Talent Norway. In this podcast series we will introduce you to some of the finest talents and rising stars of the North and bring you the voices of cultural and artistic leaders of Scandinavia.

In our first episode we explore ‘Peak Performance: Art in Context’. In today's society, the arts are constantly being tested and challenged. Many art forms are affected by local restrictions and government regulations, and performers may be limited or even prohibited from practising and performing. Others may seek alternative ways of sharing and expressing their art. How can the art sector respond and react to these and others societal challenges? What can society do to help artists through these challenging times? And what can we do on a communal level? How can we help artists achieve their best and facilitate an environment that promotes peak performance? And what can an individual artist do to get through these challenging times while still being able to stimulate their performance and creativity?

To help us answer these important questions we are joined by three special guests:

Jarle Aambo (Norwegian sports official, CEO of Igloo Innovation and the Norwegian High Performance Cluster)

Tom Henning Øvrebø (clinical psychologist, research fellow at the Norwegian School of Sport Science and former UEFA Elite referee)

Audhild Dahlstrøm (Head of Knowledge and Initiatives at SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge and board member of Talent Norway)

Hosted by HarrisonParrott’s Karoline Melstveit.

Audio edited by Merlyn Thomas and theme music composed by Robert Cochrane.

Voices of the North is a part of the agreement and collaboration between Talent Norge and SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge, Samfunnsløftet. Together they ensure that exceptional talents have access to artistic support programmes where they live.

The Culture Bar is a podcast series created by HarrisonParrott focussing on conversations in culture and the arts.

The Culture Bar: How can sacred music be relevant in a secular society?

The Culture Bar: How can sacred music be relevant in a secular society?

November 18, 2020

In episode #5 of The Culture Bar, we are exploring how sacred music can be relevant in a secular society. In order to tackle this big question, we are delighted to be joined by Paul Evans, canon of Ely Cathedral, Sofi Jeannin, Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, and Music Director of the Maîtrise de Radio France. And Tido Visser, Artistic Director of the Netherlands Chamber Choir. 

Hosted by HP's Henry Southern

Whilst listening to this podcast you can also immerse yourself in the music recommended by our guests during the podcast by listening to our special Spotify playlist.

Recommended books: 
Helmut Krauser: Melodies
Michael Robledo: Oral history of Suffolk and Norfolk  

The Culture Bar: Music: Tech, COVID & the Future

The Culture Bar: Music: Tech, COVID & the Future

October 16, 2020

In podcast episode No.4 of The Culture Bar we are considering the future of music, where it's headed, trends, and of course the impact of COVID19. We are delighted to be joined by Ben Hogwood from Naxos, Silvia Pietrosanti from Pentatone, and Till Janczukowicz from Idagio. This episode is hosted by HarrisonParrott's Lorna Aizlewood and produced by Maja Wolniak.

This lively debate talks about how we consume music and where we get our music fixes from, be it live or recorded, and what's happening in that world today. What changes are there, what are the trends, and COVID-19 and how that's changing where we get our music from.

The Culture Bar: International Cultural Exchange

The Culture Bar: International Cultural Exchange

August 19, 2020

In this episode we will be considering the future of international cultural exchange. We are delighted to be joined by Roy Luxford Planning and Operations Director of Edinburgh International Festival, Nadja Race Director of International Engagement at British Museum, and HarrisonParrott's Director of Touring Rafi Gokay Wol

Hosted by Henry Southern

In this episode we will be considering the impact of COVID19 Pandemic, Climate change debate and Brexit on cultural exchange.

The Culture Bar: Sponsorship in a Pandemic

The Culture Bar: Sponsorship in a Pandemic

August 5, 2020

We will be discussing arts sponsorship more generally but also the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID19 pandemic. We are delighted to be joined by Charlotte Appleyard Director of Development and Business Innovation at Royal Academy of Arts, Simon Fairclough Director of Development at City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Diana Williams fund-raising, sponsorship and project management consultant currently serving on the boards of The Collective in Edinburgh and the Association for Visual Arts in Cape Town. Hosted by Henry Southern.

We will cover these key areas:

Individual giving
Corporate fundraising
Trusts and Foundations
Statutory funding
New Business Initiatives

The Culture Bar: Green New Deal and the Arts

The Culture Bar: Green New Deal and the Arts

July 15, 2020

We are delighted to be joined by Jasper Parrott HarrisonParrott's co-founder and executive chairman, and Professor Anatol Lieven of Georgetown University in Qatar. Professor Lieven is author of 'Climate Change and the Nation State, the Realist Case' published this Spring by Penguin. Jasper and Anatol will be discussing the UK government's so called 'Rooseveltian New Deal', the importance of a green new deal, and how the arts and culture might be affected.

Introduced by Henry Southern.

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