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Failing Better: inspiring conversations about failure

Failing Better: inspiring conversations about failure

By Tyne&WearCulturalFreelancers
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

Launched February 2020
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Fear of failure and perspective - an inspiring conversation with Paul James

Failing Better: inspiring conversations about failure

Community - an inspiring conversation about participation, purpose and passion with Leila D'Aronville and Caroline Pearce
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. 
March 31, 2020
Fear of failure and perspective - an inspiring conversation with Paul James
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 
March 17, 2020
Equity and privilege - an inspiring conversation about failure with Nadia Iftkhar
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.
March 3, 2020
Failure and value: PRESS ON FOR SUCCESS - an inspiring conversation with Stella Hall
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 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? :) )
February 18, 2020
Episode 1: the beginning. If not now then when? If not us then who?
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. 
February 4, 2020