Category: Interviews

In conversation with Matt Chamberlain

Angel C. Dye asks the questions So the last time we spoke, you were getting all excited for the Vicar’s Picnic festival.  How was that?   It’s a fantastic festival.  They call it the biggest little festival in Kent.  And it’s true; it combined the feel of a big festival with the intimate family atmosphere….

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A summer of Sick! by Anna Morell

Sick!

A whopping one in three people suffer from an invisible illness. And you can’t tell. Because they’re some of the most normal people you know. They’re also some of the most bad-ass, creative people you know, like Zara Carpenter and Matt Bray, Medway-based artists who are running Sick! – a contemporary arts programme funded by the Arts Council and supported by Medway Council Arts Team running in Rochester and Chatham this summer.

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Festivals, prawns, verse and deckchairs: Angel C. Dye meets poet Matt Chamberlain

What do poets wear to interviews?  Maybe Lazarus-style bandage over eyes (as in Matt Chamberlain’s Bowie-inspired ‘I Can’t Look’  YouTube video, a tragic story of submission by the down-beaten)?  The tale behind many closed doors, given a new twist: just don’t look. I am not sure if I can look.  Perhaps foolishly, before this meeting,…

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WOW’s Anna Morell interviews Su Pollard

Su Pollard

Best known as Hi-De-Hi’s Peggy, Su Pollard has actually carved out a far longer career as one of pantomime’s finest and funniest wicked queens. Anna Morell caught up with her to find out just how wicked she really is. AM: You’ve been doing wicked queen roles since 2002… SP: Yes, I ‘spose I must have been…

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The ‘Optimistic Sisters’ of Medway: A Q & A with the Medway Soroptimists by Sam Hall

Wow_Kent_Soroptimists

Writer and founder of the 17Percent campaign and Wordsmithery, SAM HALL introduces the Medway Soroptimists on the eve of their 70th birthday. In 2015 this very active local branch of the international voluntary service organisation supported a successful series of writing workshops linked to her play MY MIND IS FREE Tell us about the history of Medway…

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