tue 27/06/2017

Interviews with leading figures from the arts

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Alison Moyet

Russ Coffey

Alison Moyet is one of Britain's best-loved singer-songwriters. Known for her deep, soulful voice and down-to-earth personality she has managed to combine commercial sensibility with artistic integrity for over 30 years. Today, 16 June, she releases her ninth solo album Other, recorded with long-time collaborator Guy Sigsworth.

theartsdesk Q&A: Nicholas Bullen, founder of Napalm Death

Guy Oddy

Nicholas Bullen is an artist and composer, based in Birmingham. He works across disciplines and media, including sound, installation, film, performance and text. In 1981, Bullen founded the Grindcore legends Napalm Death with Miles Ratledge.

10 Questions for The Radiophonic Workshop's...

Barney Harsent

Formed in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop pioneered groundbreaking innovation in music making, using anything...

h.Club 100 Awards: Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Theartsdesk

The Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester is an irresistible example of the can-do spirit. Less than two years ago the ground floor of a disused mill was...

Koen Kessels: 'there's a joke in ballet...

Hanna Weibye

Koen Kessels is on a mission to change the culture around music in ballet. Anyone who has heard the Belgian conduct will know that he is the right...

Muhsin Al-Ramli: 'During Saddam’s regime at least we knew who the enemy was' - interview

Rachel Halliburton

Iraqi author of the acclaimed novel The President’s Gardens on life under Saddam Hussein and after

theartsdesk Q&A: Soprano Aida Garifullina

David Nice

The Kazan-born prima donna on Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov and Stephen Frears

10 Questions for film director Roger Donaldson – 'motor racing in the 1960s was incredibly dangerous'

Adam Sweeting

The story of his new documentary about racing driver Bruce McLaren, who was killed 47 years ago

10 Questions for sound designer Adam Cork

Jasper Rees

Meet the sound magician behind 'Enron', 'London Road' and now Yaël Farber's 'Salomé'

theartsdesk Q&A: Playwright Jez Butterworth

Jasper Rees

Frank and wide-ranging interview as his new play 'The Ferryman' opens at the Royal Court

theartsdesk Q&A: Horn-player Alec Frank-Gemmill

David Nice

Four horns, four pianos, one CD; an original among musicians tells us why, and more

Charlotte Rampling: 'I had to survive!' - interview

Liz Thomson

While she's never been hotter as an actress, her new memoir Who I Am bares all about grief and depression

Brighton Festival 2017: 12 Free Events

Thomas H Green

Brighton Festival CEO Andrew Comben's guide to this year's best free stuff

Anna Maxwell Martin: 'I like playing baddies' - interview

Heather Neill

She's been Sally Bowles, Lady Macbeth and Elizabeth Darcy. Now for a gritty courtroom drama about rape

theartsdesk Q&A: Writer David Storey, pt 1

Jasper Rees

The playwright on rugby league, Lucian Freud's dog and bashing Billington

theartsdesk Q&A: Writer David Storey, pt 2

Jasper Rees

This writing life: second instalment of biographical interview with the Royal Court's Booker winner

Artist Tyler Mallison: 'I don’t think about materials as being merely visible objects or things'

Mark Sheerin

Technology as material, Madonna as muse: the artist talks about the themes shaping his current exhibition

10 Questions for Poet Tommy Sissons

Thomas H Green

Rising young poet talks war, grime, social media and... poetry

10 Questions for Director Olivier Assayas

Nick Hasted

The director of 'Personal Shopper' on Kristen Stewart, the supernatural and the secret meaning of texts

10 Questions for Conductor Paavo Järvi

David Nice

Following in the family tradition, a musical Estonian on London and Tokyo orchestras

10 Questions for Director Ellen McDougall

Heather Neill

On directing 'Othello' at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and taking over at the Gate

10 Questions for Director Gurinder Chadha

Jasper Rees

Her new film 'Viceroy's House' chronicles the partition of India. How did she get there from 'Bend It Like Beckham'?

10 Questions for TV Producers Stan Lee and Gill Champion

Ralph Moore

The Marvel Comics legend and his production partner talk 'Lucky Man', London and longevity

10 Questions for Musician Kevin Rowland

Thomas H Green

The Dexys main man talks songs, books, and much else - but not the 1980s

10 Questions for Actor Conleth Hill

Jasper Rees

He's George to Imelda's Martha, Varys in 'Game of Thrones', and an acting genius

Andrew Marr: 'I don’t want to look like I'm in pain'

Saskia Baron

Filmmaker Liz Allen explains how she persuaded a wary political journalist to let down his guard

10 Minutes with Director Paolo Sorrentino

Nick Hasted

A rapid visit with the Youth and The Young Pope maestro in Rome

theartsdesk Q&A: Actress Emily Watson

Jasper Rees

From 'Breaking the Waves' to 'Apple Tree Yard', the actress discusses her remarkable career

10 Questions for Actress Phoebe Fox

Jasper Rees

Cumberbatch's queen, Mark Strong's guilty secret, and now she's pocket Olivia to Tamsin Greig's Malvolia

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