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Community Conversations

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'Community Conversations' is a podcast series for City Arts (Nottingham), hosted by arts and culture journalist Rachel Imogen Willcocks. Rachel is diving into conversation with black and mixed-race black members of Nottingham’s creative community. Discussions will explore the guests’ creative processes, the 2020 anti-racism protests and mental health. We will also look at entrepreneurship, and our guests’ experiences of navigating the pandemic.

'Community Conversations' is a podcast series for City Arts (Nottingham), hosted by arts and culture journalist Rachel Imogen Willcocks. Rachel is diving into conversation with black and mixed-race black members of Nottingham’s creative community. Discussions will explore the guests’ creative processes, the 2020 anti-racism protests and mental health. We will also look at entrepreneurship, and our guests’ experiences of navigating the pandemic.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

'Community Conversations' is a podcast series for City Arts (Nottingham), hosted by arts and culture journalist Rachel Imogen Willcocks. Rachel is diving into conversation with black and mixed-race black members of Nottingham’s creative community. Discussions will explore the guests’ creative processes, the 2020 anti-racism protests and mental health. We will also look at entrepreneurship, and our guests’ experiences of navigating the pandemic.

Language:

English

Contact:

01159505251


Episodes

MELONYX

3/8/2021
For International Women's Day, Rachel is joined by Nottingham-based black-British Soul duo MELONYX. MELONYX is a collaboration between Georgia Copeland and Nadia Latoya. The duo have performed at Peggy’s Sky Light, New Art Exchange, Camden’s Electric Ballroom and Gilles Peterson’s 'We Out Here' Festival. They released their first single, ‘Worth the Wait’, in May 2020. In this podcast episode, the singers discuss sisterhood and the power of women supporting each other. They talk about how...

Duration:00:38:26

Nathaniel Wilson

2/22/2021
In this episode of Community Conversations, Rachel speaks to Nathaniel Wilson, founder of Mimm and Nottingham Street Food Club. Mimm opened on Broad Street in 2011, located in the Nottingham City Centre area of Hockley. It combines the worlds of fashion, music and art by providing unique and independent sustainable clothing, audio visual events, creative space and a radio station. Nathaniel discusses Mimm’s humble beginnings, the importance of inclusivity in the work that he delivers, the...

Duration:00:24:12

Norma Gregory

2/1/2021
Norma Gregory is a historian, broadcaster, heritage consultant and arts curator. For over twenty-seven years, Norma Gregory has researched and produced quality, heritage-related media products, educational resources and exhibitions in relation to African / African Caribbean experiences in the UK, helping to develop, expand and enrich available heritage as well as helping to address misrepresentations of history. In this episode, Norma speaks to Rachel about her love for books and how they...

Duration:00:41:01

Michaela ‘The Plentiful Poet’ Spencer

1/18/2021
For this episode, we hear from Michaela ‘The Plentiful Poet’ Spencer, poet and spoken word artist and founder of Truth Mental Health. Michaela speaks about her journey as an artist, and how art can be used a a tool for healing. She also discusses the events that led to her starting Truth Mental Health, and the impact of George Floyd’s murder on the black community from a mental health perspective. Due to the UK National Lockdown, Rachel and Michaela were unable to meet in person to record...

Duration:00:27:33

Jeremy Prince

1/11/2021
Jeremy Prince is a a music enthusiast who’s been DJing for 32 years. He is one of the main organisers for Nottingham Caribbean Carnival. In this episode, Jeremy shares his experiences as a passionate creative. He speaks passionately about his influences and inspirations, from childhood to adulthood, and how music can be a form of escapism. He also discusses how he was able to take the 2020 Nottingham Caribbean Carnival online in response to the pandemic, and the coming together of the...

Duration:00:29:58