| The Up Men Podcast
The Up Men Podcast is a series of conversations between artists and participants in a range of creative projects in Stoke on Trent. They share their reflections on collective creativity and the benefits they experience through taking part.
Each podcast is around 15 minutes in length.
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Ep.1 Writing (with The Up Men):
In this episode Rob talks to poet Jamie Thrasivoulou and Tony who took part in a series of creating writing workshops called 'What Now?'. This was an Up Men project and offered an opportunity to process the events of 2020 and plan for an uncertain future.
Ep.2 Clay (with BCB):
In this episode we visit Jo Mills from the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) and Wayne and Daz at the ReCast group which is a collaboration with Stoke Recovery Service. They discuss clay, recovery and getting creative.
Ep.3 Singing (with The Up Men):
In this episode we chat to Paul from Restoke and Jack and Sam who are all members of Up Men Sing - a male voice choir who've been meeting every fortnight since Summer 2019; and a choir where talking about mental health is as much a priority as learning a song.
Thanks to Rob Edwards for hosting this podcast series