Episode 8: Arts Professional, Angela Samata

Angela SamataIt’s week eight on The Lonely Arts Club and we’re joined by Angela Samata who has worked as an arts professional for over a decade. Angela’s career has taken her down many pathways, including presenting the BBC1 BAFTA nominated Best Factual TV documentary Life After Suicide.

Angela also lead the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery and her freelance work often links to mental health and wellbeing.

In this episode, we hear about Angela’s journey through education and family life and how it’s brought her to where she is now. Angela shares the intimate story of how her life was turned upside down when she unexpectedly lost a loved one through suicide. Angela speaks of the impact that this has had on her life and the different ways that she’s learnt to live with it, including becoming Chair of the Bereaved by Suicide, for which she is now an ambassador.

Please note that some listeners may find this episode upsetting.

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