SPECIAL EPISODE: MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING IN THE ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH FIRST FORTNIGHT
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, David Keegan, CEO of First Fortnight and poet Stephen James Smith join Paul Fadden of Ticketsolve. With World Mental Health Day taking place on Saturday, October 10th, we’re sharing a conversation from the Ticketsolve Academy series about mental health and well-being in the arts.
First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. First Fortnight utilises arts and culture to challenge mental health stigma while supporting some of Ireland’s most vulnerable people through creative therapies.
In Ireland, one in four people are predicted to struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives. Special guest, Dave Keegan is CEO of First Fortnight.
Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. To date, his poetry videos have amassed over 3 million views online.
- Mental health
THE ARTS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN PODCAST
It’s tough but rewarding working in the arts and often so busy you have little time to share with your peers and investigate new ideas. Every couple weeks join presenters as they interviews arts industry experts getting their take on the biggest issues facing the arts world today. There will be ideas to try, practical tips, lots of learning and of course – lots of laughs. If you work in theatres, venues, festivals or the arts and cultural sector this podcast is what you need!
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David Keegan and Stephen James Smith
David Keegan, CEO of First Fortnight and poet Stephen James Smith join Paul Fadden of Ticketsolve. With World Mental Health Day taking place on Saturday, October 10th, we’re sharing a conversation from the Ticketsolve Academy series about mental health and well-being in the arts
SPECIAL EPISODE: LOCKDOWN 3.0 WITH ANDREW THOMAS
This episode, Paul Fadden of Ticketsolve is joined by Andrew Thomas a South Wales-based ticketing industry consultant and Director of the Ticketing Professionals Conference. In a career spanning just under than 25 years, he has worked as a vendor, venue operator and consultant in both the sports and performing arts sectors. Paul and Andrew chat through how do we ensure, when we finally reopen, that we implement the most important changes so that we don’t fall behind again.
SPECIAL EPISODE: A UK THEATRE SUCCESS STORY: HERTFORD THEATRE REOPENING
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, we speak to Emma Parlow Marketing and Audience Development Manager & Ben Cannell Front of House Manager about reopening the Hertford theatre during these challenging times. Ben talks through all the operational considerations Hertford have implemented to ensure audiences and staff are kept safe as they reopen their cinema programme.