Failing Better: inspiring conversations about failure
Chatting to brilliant people and hearing their stories, having important conversations, sharing them with the world, challenging assumptions, sharing the experiences we're taught to hide and reflecting diverse perspectives - with all the implications that term offers.
Hosted by Leila D'Aronville and Caroline Pearce cultural freelancers based in Tyne and Wear, England
Recorded on 21 March 2020, marking one year since the Tyne and Wear Cultural Freelancers online community was launched, a birthday party of sorts; a conversation celebrating the value of community, of this community and of some of the important things relating to cultural freelancers that it's enabling us to share and consider as the world changes in unprecedented ways.
This time we talk to Paul James, Senior Creative Associate Children and Young People at Live Theatre, Newcastle about his persepective on failure through his life and career as actor, director and beyond. Check out more of Paul's work at www.live.org.uk
Leila and Caroline are joined by choreographer, Nadia Iftkhar, for an insightful chat about different perspectives on failure.
Nadia is a professional dance artist with over 15 years’ experience working with companies such as; Talawa Young People’s Theatre, Tyneside Women’s Health, and Janice Parker Projects. To date she has made and collaborated on over 20 works that have been performed at Northern Stage, Maltings Berwick, Sadlers Wells, Dance City, Konzerthaus Wien, Theatre Royal Newcastle, MuTh and SommerTheatre Detmold. Her work is honest storytelling of the human experience told through movement, spoken word and film. She is interested in people, the stories they hold, the things that happen to them throughout their lives; how they survive the most traumatic situations and how they celebrate the joyous moments in life.
If you have responses to our ideas, please message and comment, we love to continue the conversations.
This time Leila and Caroline are joined by Stella Hall for our first guest conversation about failure. Stella runs Festival of Thrift, see all the details at www.festivalofthrift.co.uk and save the dates 12-13 September 2020 to be in Redcar.
We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts on our ideas about failure and value. Thanks for listening!
*(We forgot to take an episode selfie, you can't tell though, can you? :) )
Leila D'Aronville and Caroline Pearce, from Tyne and Wear Cultural Freelancers, share our current thinking and some stories about why failure is really important, how we can have better conversations about it and squeeze learning from every little bit. We're new to podcasting so please forgive any hiccups - we're old hands at cultural freelancing so we know what we're talking about and really want to know your thoughts. In later episodes we'll be talking to other inspiring people about their stories.