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Creative Conversations

Creative Conversations

By Yang-May Ooi
Real people, Inspiring Creativity - hosted by multimedia author, Yang-May Ooi. Produced by TigerSpirit.co.uk
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Carol Alayne on The Art of Bespoke Tailoring
Savile Row tailor, Carol Alayne, talks to Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about the art of creating unique clothing tailored exactly for each individual client - where each piece shows off the personality as well as the best features of the wearer. She also shares how she evolved this very personal service during lockdown and social distancing to empower women to take charge of their own style and look. For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations. Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 03 Episode 08 ¦ Carol Alayne on The Art of Bespoke Tailoring ¦ CCV0308 __ Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by author and podcaster Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
47:43
August 22, 2020
Stevie Henden on Family, Flying Bombs and Fantasy
Dulwich based author Stevie Henden talks with Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about his family’s multi-generational connection to South London and his London-inspired “spiritual fantasy” novels. Stevie also shares with us his fascination with the architecture and buildings of South London – and how World War Two and the Blitz impacted on the area. For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/ccv-flyingbombs or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations. Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 03 Episode 07 ¦ Stevie Henden on Family, Flying Bombs and Fantasy CCV0307 __ Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by author and podcaster Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
41:39
August 13, 2020
Lynn Goold on The Fowey Festival and Daphne du Maurier
In this special edition of Creative Conversations recorded on location in Fowey, host Yang-May Ooi speaks to Lynn Goold, Chair of the Fowey Festival. We learn about the history of this beautiful Cornish coastal town and its association with Daphne du Maurier, author of Rebecca, The Birds and Frenchman’s Creek. Lynn also talks passionately about the Fowey Festival, an annual hub of literary events, arts and culture and music, taking place in this spectacular part of Cornwall. The podcast was recorded on the terrace of Fowey Hall Hotel high up on the cliffs overlooking the sea. For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations. Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi - Season 03 Episode 06 ¦ Lynn Goold on The Fowey Festival and Daphne du Maurier CCV0306 __ Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by author and podcaster Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
44:08
August 7, 2020
Ann Lewis on How Nature Photography Can Change Your Life
Ann Lewis, an amateur photographer based on the Isle of Wight, talks to Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi, about how her passion for nature photography showed her a new way of looking at the world and also made her more confident out and about on her own. For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/ccv-naturephotography or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations. Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi - Season 03 Episode 05 ¦ Ann Lewis on How Nature Photography Can Change Your Life CCV0305 __ Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by author and podcaster Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
41:23
July 14, 2020
My Grandfather Lim Swee Aun on The Story of a Family
Yang-May Ooi’s acclaimed solo theatre show Bound Feet Blues was inspired by the oral stories told in her family, passed down through the generations. In this podcast, we have a unique opportunity to go back in time and hear her grandfather telling the story of their family - and how the act of recording this interview at the age of 13, laid the foundation for Yang-May’ s creative career as a writer and podcaster. For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/ccv-familystory or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations. Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi - Season 03 Episode 04 ¦ My Grandfather Lim Swee Aun on The Story of a Family CCV0304 __ Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by author and podcaster Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
41:17
July 6, 2020
Joanne Ooi on Covid and Creativity
How can we maintain our creativity during Covid lockdown? Could this crisis be an opportunity for creative renewal for creative organisations as well as individuals? Cultural commentator Joanne Ooi joins Yang-May Ooi on Creative Conversations to talk about  Covid and Creativity. For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/ccv-covidandcreativity or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations. Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi - Season 03 Episode 03 ¦ Joanne Ooi on Covid and Creativity CCV0303 (Apologies for some sound distortion during the recording due to internet connectivity l issues) __ Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by author and podcaster Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
53:32
July 3, 2020
Tony Dillon on Re-Connecting with Nature
Many of us live in big cities like London. We are surrounded by noise, crowds – and a lot of pollution. Is that lifestyle seriously damaging us? And can re-connecting with nature save our health? Ex-lawyer and creative consultant Tony Dillon joins Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi to tell us how re-connecting with nature re-invigorated his life. For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/ccv-reconnectingwithnature or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations. Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi - Season 03 Episode 02 ¦ Tony Dillon on Re-Connecting with Nature CCV0302 (Apologies for some sound distortion during the recording due to technical issues outside of my control) __ Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
30:33
June 27, 2020
Fran Bushe on Talking about Sex
Why is it so difficult to talk about sex? Fran Bushe, comedian and creator of The Diary of My Broken Vagina and Ad Libido, joins Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi to talk about talking about sex - and how we can all be more empowered by being honest about what we like or don't like when we make love. Trigger warning: Fran and Yang-May talk frankly about sex and sexual activity and we also refer to the male and female anatomy including reference to genitalia. If you think you might find such content offensive, upsetting or uncomfortable in any way, please do not listen to this episode. For photos, links and music credits, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/ccv-talkingsex or www.tigerspirit.co.uk/blog  and click through to Creative Conversations. Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi - Season 03 Episode 01 ¦ Fran Bushe on Talking about Sex CCV0301 __ Creative Conversations is a podcast about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
1:06:46
May 16, 2020
Simon Pimenta on Building Resilience
Our modern daily lives can be stressful. Worry and anxiety can feel overwhelming. How can we develop greater resilience and bounce back with vigour from difficulties and setbacks? Resilience coach Simon Pimenta shares some tips and advice with Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi  on how to build resilience in life and at work. For photos, links and music credits, go to bit.ly/ccv-buildingresilience ¦ Episode  CCV0209 ¦ Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. Find out more at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast -- Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi - Season 2 Episode 9
32:18
December 6, 2019
Janet Behan and Jessica Higgs on Why Shouldn't I Go?
In this episode of the Creative Conversations podcast, host Yang-May Ooi drops in on actress and playwright Janet Behan and theatre director Jessica Higgs during rehearsals for Janet’s new one woman play Why Shouldn’t I Go?. They take a break to talk about their experiences of working in the theatre and also go in depth on creating the characters and world of Why Shouldn’t I Go? For photos and links as well as dates and venues of Janet's play, go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/ccv-janetbehanplay or www.tigerspirit.co.uk and click through to Blog and look for Creative Conversations. Creative Conversations Season 02 Episode  8 CCV0208 __ Creative Conversations is a podcast talking about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
38:22
September 13, 2019
William Blake at Tate Britain review - with Yang-May Ooi and Anna Sayburn Lane
In this episode of Creative Conversations, we try something different. Host Yang-May Ooi meets author Anna Sayburn Lane at Tate Britain to record their views and impressions as they visit the William Blake exhibition. We also hear from one of the curators of the exhibition, Martin Myrone, offering his personal reflections on his work putting together the exhibition over the last few years. For photos and links to some of the things we talked about go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/ccv-williamblake - or go to www.tigerspirit.co.uk, click through to Blog and look for Creative Conversations Creative Conversations Season 2 Episode 7 CCV0207 -- Creative Conversations is a podcast talking about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. www.tigerspirit.co.uk
19:17
September 10, 2019
Cheryl Robson on Aurora Metro Books
   Cheryl Robson, founder and managing editor of Aurora Books, joins Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi to talk about her three decades steering a successful independent publisher of non-fiction, fiction and plays by diverse authors and playwrights - and shares tips for emerging writers on developing stand out work.    For photos, links and music credits, go to bit.ly/ccv-aurorametro. ¦ Episode  CCV0206 ¦ --  Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. Find out more at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast 
40:24
March 7, 2019
Stephen Ring on Beautiful North Devon (Westward Ho! mini-series)
In this third episode of our three part mini-series recorded in Westward Ho! in North Devon, well-known local artist and photographer Stephen Ring talks with Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about how the beauty of North Devon informs his art and photography.  For photos, links and music credits, go to bit.ly/ccv-beautifulnorthdevon. ¦ Episode  CCV0205 ¦  Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. Find out more at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast 
26:18
February 12, 2019
John Barton on Sand, Sea and Song (Westward Ho! mini-series)
In the second episode of our three part mini-series recorded in Westward Ho! in North Devon, the "Music Man" John Barton talks with Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about a lifetime of music and song.   For photos, links and music credits, go to bit.ly/ccv-sandseasong. ¦ Episode CCV0204 ¦  Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. Find out more at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast 
26:43
February 9, 2019
Pete Sawyer on Kitesurfing to Happiness (Westward Ho! miniseries)
In the first of a three part mini-series recorded in Westward Ho! in North Devon, kitesurfer Pete Sawyer talks with  Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about how his passion for kitesurfing helped him create a new business and rebuild his life by the Atlantic Ocean after insolvency and divorce. For photos, links and music credits, go to bit.ly/ccv-kitesurfing. ¦ Episode CCV0203 ¦  Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. Find out more at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast 
28:37
February 7, 2019
Zaharah Othman on Love Stories across Cultures
 Malaysian journalist Zaharah Othman joins Creative Conversations podcast host Yang-May Ooi to talk about her lifetime in journalism covering both heartwrenching events like the MH17 tragedy and heartwarming personal stories of Malaysians overseas - and also her fascination with love stories from the past and across cultures.  For photos and links, go to bit.ly/ccv-loveacrosscultures ¦ Episode CCV0202 ¦  Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. Find out more at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast 
43:58
January 11, 2019
Stephanie van Driesen on How to be a Superstar
 We open Season 2 of Creative Conversations with a superstar episode to kick off 2019. Stage actor and performing artist Stephanie van Driesen joins host Yang-May Ooi to talk about what it takes to be a superstar in musical theatre in South East Asia, and why she is passionate about always learning and developing her craft. For photos, links and resource credits go to the shownotes page at bit.ly/ccv-superstar. ¦  Episode CCV0201 ¦ Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi. Find out more at bit.ly/creativeconversations-podcast
42:06
January 3, 2019
“Walter Plinge” on An Actor’s Life
Actor “Walter Plinge” (aka Philip Blaine) talks about his life as an actor in repertory theatre in the 1950s and it is a fascinating historical record of an exciting time in British theatre as well as an inspiring personal story. This special episode of Creative Conversations is taken from multimedia author Yang-May Ooi’s podcast archive recorded in 2008 for her first podcast series Fusion View (now closed). For photos and links, please go to the Creative Conversations shownotes page for this episode at bit.ly/ccv-anactinglife ¦ Episode CCV006 ¦ Creative Conversations is part of the family of creative content produced by TigerSpirit.co.uk A note from Yang-May Ooi: "Philip passed away a few years ago and the recording feels to me now a valuable part of our cultural history as well as a personal account of the life of a wonderful friend and a talented actor."
43:19
December 17, 2018
Michael McManus on An Honourable Man
Author and playwright Michael McManus talks to Yang-May Ooi about his play An Honourable Man set in a dystopic post-Brexit world... Episode CCV005 ¦ Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk
25:48
November 29, 2018
Daniel York on Telling Forgotten Stories
Actor and playwright Daniel York joins Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi to talk about his new play Forgotten, an epic story about the Chinese Labour Corps who worked in the trenches during the First World War. Episode CCV004 ¦ Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk
30:19
October 16, 2018
Sue Plumtree on Creating a Great Life After 50
Relationship coach Sue Plumtree joins host Yang-May Ooi on Creative Conversations to tell her story of divorcing at age 60 and how she found the courage and creativity to create a new life and business - and how she found true love at age 70. Episode CCV003 ¦ Creative Conversations is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk
40:33
May 11, 2018
Terence Bailey on Paranormal Fiction and Life
Novelist Terry Bailey joins Yang-May Ooi on Creative Conversations to chat about his paranormal thriller Dead in Time and how he uses his own experiences in his fiction. Find out more about Terry at www.facebook.com/terencebaileyauthor ¦ Creative Conversations is the Tiger Spirit podcast exploring - and celebrating - the creative process in the arts, life and business, conceived and presented by author and creative actionista, Yang-May Ooi ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk
27:26
August 30, 2017
James Zarzana on the benefits and challenges of self-publishing
James Zarzana joins Creative Conversations to talk with Yang-May Ooi about the benefits and challenges of self-publishing. James is the author of the Marsco Saga - www.jamesazarzana.com. Creative Conversations is a Tiger Spirit podcast hosted by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi, celebrating the creative process in the arts, life and business. ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk
48:10
August 4, 2017