Some ideas won’t let up, some itches just need scratching.
Over the last year, we’ve packed our studio with co-working League of Strangers members. From the engineer to the illustrator, the researcher to the writer – the laptops here hum with myriad projects.
But the best part of an open studio door? When things link up. A working collaboration forged around the lunch table, an insight shared with tea. And when, sometimes, the snag of an idea catches the imagination of the whole studio. From battling with bias to the fate of the universe, via debates on the merits of The Breakfast Club, we live for the kettle-boiling moments that get us all talking and set our heads spinning.
Our new quarterly podcast The Eavesdrop is where we broadcast out from these moments, continuing the conversation, and inviting you in. With a different starting point every time, we talk about what we’ve been talking about, with people who know what they’re talking about.
Episode One lets you earwig on the time Damon Civin (the Data Scientist) and Stuart Nolan (the Magician) called to talk AI, magic and a whole lot more besides…
Episode Two, coming soon.
The entertainment industry is at last taking a long hard look in the mirror and times might actually be changing. But what does that mean at the grass roots and why does it matter? We catch up with director-writer-actors Sally Crooks and Kyla Goodey about why everyone having a good time is important, how leading 120 artists on a promenade performance squares off against “twatting around on toy diggers” and why being “in it together” is exactly what’s needed right now…
We asked last issue’s featured photographer Lola Paprocka to choose a photographer we should feature this issue. Join us for an interview with Kovi Konowiecki...
What helps you create? Whether it’s writing, drawing, shooting or even whittling, for so many of us, music makes the world go round. In fact, we couldn’t imagine working without it. Fascinated by how other creative souls get stuff done, we decided to unpick this causal connection by speaking to different creators about their practice, process and how music fuels their fire.
From floorboards to gin glasses, solid wool resin to soap stamps, hip flasks to leather patches for jeans – and much more besides – Jenny Shipley sure knows how to cut it. With a laser. Her eye-catching creations are lighting up different ways of doing business everywhere, from wooden bar tokens for Do Lectures to sustainability awards.
Before you get stuck in, I want to you to ask you a question. ‘Does your job have any real meaning?’
For this month's music recommendation noughties muso Joe King takes a trip down memory lane for us. Anyone else remember N:DLESS?
From the laptops and notebooks of our League of Strangers, beautiful things are growing. Take a look at Bloom.
Source FM's Karl Phillips shares some choice cuts from the best new releases sent in for his popular Random Jukebox show.
Get inspiration for our upcoming book swap with Wyl Menmuir's podcast recommendation