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What is inspiration?  Where does it come from?  What do you do when it goes away?

Talking with people from all walks of the creative life, artist and filmmaker Thea Stallwood explores how inspiration makes the intangible become tangible. 

Broadcast monthly on Soho Radio

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Inspired By… musician and songwriter Shawn Lee considering how early Detroit funk, Money Mark, and 1968 film Planet of the Apes have influenced his approach to writing and creating music.

Episode 14: Inspired By...Kwame Kwaten

Inspired By…Kwame Kwaten, musician, producer and manager, discussing how rhythm, heritage, and experiencing both side of the industry have made their way into his making and producing of music.

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Inspired By… florist Olivia Wilson, founder of Wetherly flower studio, who discusses how The Red Balloon, The Kite Museum in Ahmedabad and the poetry of WWE Ross inspires her with colour, form and texture.

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Picture Credit: M Bastell

Inspired By…Miranda West, founder and publisher of Do Books, and how collaboration, instinct and the gaps between idea and finished product effects her work.

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Inspired by…trumpeter Sam Warner, and how the disparate influences of jazz organ, Harlem, Wim Hof breathing techniques and Artificial Intelligence inspire him in his music writing and performance.

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Inspired By…best-selling author Jane Corry, and how Reading Festival, a portrait by Leighton and being a writer-in-residence in prison has shaped her writing.

Inspired By...The Uplifter (Tom Earwaker)

Inspired By…musician Tom Earwaker, performing as The Uplifter and how zero rehearsals, no safety nets, New York ska band The Slackers and a factory-space in Geneva all influence his work and performances.

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Inspired by….designer Mallika Chaudhuri and how Yves Klein, the sea at Barcelona and the Akram Kahn theatre company have all inspired her in collaborations, designs and methods of textile production.

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Inspired by...Marina Chapman, whose story of being kidnapped as a child, then abandoned for several years in the Colombian jungle amongst a troop of Capuchin monkey, was told in the best-selling 'The Girl With No Name'. Joined by her daughter Vanessa Forero, we discuss the sounds of nature, Colombian cumbia music and 'Bradford Snakes'. 

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Inspired By... author Libby Page and how books, reading, podcasts and gold-stars influenced her writing of her best-selling, debut novel The Lido

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Inspired By...Documentary filmmaker Rachel Lob-Levyt and how photography, music and writing have shaped her making process.  

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Inspired by... Textile designer Georgia Coote and how the influence of poetry, music and flat pack furniture have effected her use of pattern, colour and design style. 

Episode 3: Inspired by...Peter Lyons

Inspired by...Peter Lyons, musician, composer, producer and one half of 'Peter and Kerry' as he considers the influences of literature, film and everyday events on his writing process. 

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'Inspired by...' Chris Redmond, poet, musician, composer, producer and the creator and host of Tongue Fu. We talk working practices, confronting a blank page, how to play to an audience and inspirations ranging from Alice Oswald, Niwemang, abandoned railway tunnels and Jacob Collier. 

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Inspired by…architect Nav Ghuman and how growing up across three continents shaped her aesthetic and approach to designing public spaces.