Featured Artists

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FEATURED ARTISTS

We are proud to feature a range of artist friends through this series of Wiltshire Creative Connects films. We hope you enjoy them.

Sue Allenby

A pre-recorded interview

Sue Allenby

Elias: A Story of the Founding of Salisbury

Sue had never thought she would be writing a novel when she was researching the role of Elias of Dereham, the elusive rebel lawyer-priest and artistic genius. And John Elliott, of Spire Books, had never thought of publishing one. This story, of the excited, resilient people watching Salisbury being built around them, is her 800th birthday gift to the city.

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Makers' Tale new

A pre-recorded interview and online catalogue

Makers' Tale

Curators Mirka Golden-Hann and Loucia Manopoulou in conversation with the artists Hermione Thomson, Peta Jacobs, Manuela Kagerbauer, Michelle Shields and Cara Wassenberg, composer Dr Harry Whalley and Salisbury Cathedral representative Canon Robert Titley  watch Curators Mirka Golden-Hann and Loucia Manopoulou in conversation with the artists Hermione Thomson, Peta Jacobs, Manuela Kagerbauer, Michelle Shields and Cara Wassenberg, composer Dr Harry Whalley and Salisbury Cathedral representative Canon Robert Titley  

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Big Weekend

A pre-recorded interview

Stonemason Andrew Ziminski

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” Over the past three decades, Andrew Ziminski has worked as Stonemason and Conservator in Salisbury and Wiltshire. By examining projects he has undertaken in and around Salisbury – including at the Cathedral, the ruins of Clarendon Palace and many local churches and bridges – Andrew will illuminate the power of craft skills and the use of traditional materials that are both beautiful and sustainable. Andrew will investigate how cities, including Salisbury,  can be guided by the past to meet the challenges of the future.

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Big Weekend

A pre-recorded interview

PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN FROST

This talk will examine some of the ideas that underpinned the foundation and layout of thirteenth-century Salisbury, as well as other more recent theories that have contributed to its transformation over time, and discuss their relevance to the possible future identity of the city. Professor Christian Frost is Head of Architecture, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan university and author of Time, Space and Order: The Making of Medieval Salisbury.

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Paul Benzing archive

ARTIST OF THE WEEK - Fight Director

Paul Benzing

This time it’s the turn of fight director Paul Benzing, in conversation with actor Mark Meadows. Through a series of short films Paul will discuss his career – including working at Salisbury Playhouse – and take us step by step how a stage fight is choreographed.

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shlomo archive

THE BIG INTERVIEW - Record-breaking beatboxer

SK Shlomo

This week we talk to Record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo who is launching a huge project to help kids and raise money for NHS Charities Together. He will be talking to Take Part Director, Louise Dancy.

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Steph workshop

Devising & Dramaturgy WorkshopDevising & Dramaturgy Workshop

Led by Stephanie Kempson

When you are creating your own work it can feel very difficult to make sure everyone is holding the same show in their heads, and to make sure that scenes or the script are crafted powerfully enough to pack the punch you need. The beginning of the process is a really important time for this, and these skills are useful across all theatrical work or live experiences.

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Casting Gabrielle

Everything you wanted to know about casting but were afraid to ask!

CASTING with GABRIELLE DAWES

In this film, Gabrielle Dawes, Wiltshire Creative’s Casting Associate, is in conversation with Gareth Machin, discussing how productions are cast, from initial discussions with the director and sharing breakdown information, to auditions and decision-making. Gabrielle will also be answering questions previously submitted by members of the public.

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Louise Jordan interview

ARTIST OF THE WEEK - Songwriter and performer

Louise Jordan

Louise Jordan is a songwriter and performer with an MA in Human Rights, who grew up in Salisbury.
With 10 years’ experience touring in the UK & Europe, she's performed at arts centres, festivals, libraries,
museums, galleries, historic buildings, schools and care homes.  Louise has released 7 recordings and
​gained radio play on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show & BBC Radio 4.

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sue ans Howard archive

THE BIG INTERVIEW

Sue Kent and Howard Moody

This Big Interview is with composer Howard Moody and Sue Kent, founder member of Salisbury Arts Centre and general manager of La Folia. They are in conversation with Wiltshire Creative’s Take Part Director, Louise Dancy.

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MIRKA GH2

ARTIST OF THE WEEK 

Mirka Golden-Hann

Our first artist of the week is ceramicist and Wiltshire Creative’s Resident Artist Mirka Golden-Hann. In this series the Festival Producer Fiona Curtis will be in conversation with Mirka about her career and sources of inspiration.  In an online catalogue she will share a succession of pieces of work spanning her career, together with a practical demonstration from her lockdown home studio offering an insight into the process of making a fermenting jar.

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Chris Chibnall

THE BIG INTERVIEW

Chris Chibnall

The first guest will be Chris Chibnall, writer of Salisbury Playhouse’s hit comedy Worst Wedding Ever. In conversation with Gareth Machin, Chris will discuss how he came up with the idea for the play and how it became one of the Playhouse’s most popular productions. As well as a playwright, Chris’s credits include creating ITV’s Broadchurch and being Head Writer and Executive Producer for BBC’s Doctor Who.

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