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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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