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66 Voices: WHAT ARE YOU LIKE?

66 Voices: WHAT ARE YOU LIKE?

By Eden Arts
66 Voices hosts conversations with people who make the region shine. Listen to the innovators, decision-makers, dreamers and artists who live in our region.

From west coast Cumbria to the mouth of the Tees via national parks and areas of natural beauty, County Durham and a town made famous by Dominic Cummings. The 66 links Workington, Whitehaven, Keswick, Cockermouth, Penrith and Carlisle in the west with Middlesbrough, Redcar, Stockton, Darlington, Hartlepool and Saltburn in the east via Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle and Bowes in the middle.

All in all 1.5 million people.

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Carmen Marcus & David Gaffney
What makes a writer write? From the Steelworks in Redcar on the Northeast coast to Sellafield in West Cumbria, the unique combination of an industrial backdrop fixed within the rural countryside has played a major part in shaping the projects and products that arise from our 66 region. In this episode of the #66Voices Podcast, writers Carmen Marcus and David Gaffney discuss how growing up and living in their respective environments has influenced what they inevitably put to print. They also delve into their childhoods and reflect on all which have inspired them along their journeys. David Gaffney - All the Places I Have Ever Lived  Carmen Marcus - Finfolk  If you have listened to and enjoyed this episode, please be sure to leave us a stellar review! Don't forget to subscribe so you'll be the first to know when new episodes are released. Know someone who would love to listen? Share the podcast with them. Images credit:  Sabine Dundure & Kev Howard
55:37
February 16, 2021
Michelle Gorman, Gill Haigh & Alex Saint
So how do three different powerhouse women who are leaders in the UK tourism industry manage to balance work life with home life and still find a bit of “me time” in the in-between time… all while facing the challenges of an unprecedented global pandemic?! In this episode of the 66 Podcast, Michelle Gorman (Visit County Durham), Gill Haigh (Cumbria Tourism), and Alex Saint (CT Consults) give us a little glimpse into their lives as mothers, queens of the outdoors, and warriors in the fight for sustainable tourism in the north of England.
01:01:35
January 14, 2021
Emma Porter & Joanna Rowelle
This episode of the 66 Voices Podcasts invites two influential women in STEM focussed roles to explore their connection through ARUP (the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects - such as the London Olympic stadium), their similarities and differences, find commonalities and how it's okay to have a messy home. Joanna Rowelle, Director at ARUP, and Emma Porter, Managing Director at Story Contracting, discuss family backgrounds, grandmas, first days at work, how to be a compassionate leader and the all too familiar imposter syndrome. Joanna Rowelle has 20 years’ experience working with cities and regions in the UK and overseas. Specialising in economic development strategies, regeneration projects, masterplans and investment plans, she is currently working on the government Town Fund. Working in the construction industry for over 10 years, Emma Porter also sits on many boards such as Cumbria’s Local Enterprise Partnership and Cumbria Community Foundation. She is dedicated to mentoring new and aspiring young leaders. Be sure to join in the conversation on 66 Instagram (@thesixtysixuk), Twitter (@thesixtysixUK), and Facebook (@thesixtysixUK). The66.club An eden arts project
50:02
December 18, 2020
Janett Walker & Nykia Herron #BLM
The 66 Voices Podcast hosts conversations relevant to our community along the A66 in the North of England.   The 66 runs from the west coast of Cumbria to the mouth of the Tees via national parks and areas of natural beauty, County Durham, and a town made famous by Dominic Cummings. The road links Workington, Whitehaven, Keswick, Cockermouth, Penrith, and Carlisle in the west with Middlesbrough, Redcar, Stockton, Darlington, Hartlepool, and Saltburn in the east via Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle and Bowes in the middle. All in all 1.5 million people. In this our inaugural podcast. Janett Walker chats with Nykia Herron. Janett Walker is chair of Anti Racist Cumbria, a new organisation aiming to abolish racism in the county through education and outreach. Janett is also one half of the incredible Flock Marketing & PR agency based in Windermere that regularly hosts networking and other events. Nykia Herron joined Cumbrian based Eden Arts a few months ago after moving to the UK from America. Originally from Detroit and also LA, Nykia moved to the county to be with her now husband and has been adjusting to the cultural differences.  Eden Arts produce festivals and events such as the Winter Droving and Picnic Cinema and run Cine North - as well as having done the bulk of the research development on the 66 project which is designed to increase cultural, sustainable activity in the region ensuring that it becomes the most liveable place in the UK (nearly there!). Be sure to join in the conversation on 66 Instagram (@thesixtysixuk), Twitter (@thesixtysixUK), and Facebook (@thesixtysixUK). The66.club An eden arts project
58:02
November 10, 2020