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The Lonely Arts Club

The Lonely Arts Club is a podcast series by the Institute for Creative Enterprise. During each episode, we hear from an arts professional  about their journey into the arts and where their path has taken them.

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From film directors and musicians to arts consultants and exhibition curators, series one is full of funny anecdotes, fond memories and advice on embarking on a career in the industry.

The podcast has already featured fascinating guests such as Rita Tushingham, Nisha Katona, Will Sergeant and Willy Russell with more to come in upcoming seasons.

Check out our recent episodes

Series four

Episode 6: Actor and Comedian Les Dennis

Episode 5: Award-winning Actress, Cathy Tyson

Episode 4: TV Producer and Screenwriter, Mal Young

Bonus Episode: International Women’s Day 2022

Episode 3: Former Secretary to Brian Epstein, Freda Kelly

Episode 2: Actor and star of The Chinese Detective, David Yip

Episode 1: Award-winning Journalist and Broadcaster, John Sweeney

Series three

Episode 12: Stand-up Comedian and Author, Alexei Sayle

Episode 11: Singer from Liverpool band, The Farm, Peter Hooton

Episode 10: Award-winning Author, Carys Bray

Episode 8: Lead Singer of The Real Thing, and Songwriter, Chris Amoo

Episode 7: Actor, Model and Author, Phina Oruche

Episode 6: Member of OMD and Music Producer, Andy McCluskey

Episode 5: Film Producer and Professor of Film and TV, Roger Shannon

Episode 4: Actress, Writer and award-winning Comedian, Jo Caulfield

Episode 3: Chef Patron of The Art School, Paul Askew

Episode 2: Journalist and Radio Presenter, Ngunan Adamu

Episode 1: TV Producer, Colin McKeown MBE

Series two

Bonus episode: Best of Series Two

Episode 11: Playwright and Composer, Willy Russell

Episode 10: Former CEO of Channel 5 and Getty Images, Dawn Airey

Episode 9: Radio and TV Broadcaster, Janice Long

Episode 7: Award-winning Journalist and Author, Brian Reade

Episode 6: Guitarist in Echo and The Bunnymen, Will Sergeant

Episode 5: Director of Pinball London and Journalist, Paula Vaccaro

Episode 4: Director of Liverpool Biennial and Writer, Fatos Üstek

Episode 3: Broadcaster and Host of the Anfield Wrap, Neil Atkinson

Episode 2: BAFTA winning Screenwriter, Joe Ainsworth

Episode 1: CEO of Mowgli and curry evangelist, Nisha Katona MBE

Series one

Bonus episode: Best of series one

Episode 10: Film Director, Mike Hodges

Episode 9: Cultural, Creative and Digital Strategist, Jo Wright

Episode 8: Arts Professional, Angela Samata

Episode 7: CEO of FACT, Nicola Triscott

Episode 6: Actress, Rita Tushingham

Episode 5: Artist and Musician, Mike McCartney

Episode 4: Journalist and Broadcaster, Paddy Hoey

Episode 3: Director of Tate Liverpool, Helen Legg

Episode 2: Artistic Director of Everyman, Gemma Bodinetz

Episode 1: Film Director, Musician and Designer, Carl Hunter

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