Articles about Interviews

Making music outside the mainstream

Punk, singer-songwriter and academic Helen McCookerybook talks to her former student and award winning British/Polish singer Katy Carr about song writing, blackbirds, Eric Ravilious and why a loaf of bread is not just a loaf of bread. Jane L North is on hand to observe

Jane North // 3 December 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

The Sycamore Gap: women filmmakers who tell their stories themselves

Meet the all-women team behind The Sycamore Gap, a student film that breaks with the period drama conventions

Josie Deacon // 28 November 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

How to reach the goal of #nopredators in film industry?

Becky Kukla chats to Rebecca Long and Ian Davies about Boudica Films’ new campaign launched in the aftermath of Weinstein scandal

Becky Kukla // 21 November 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“As a working-class woman of colour there are sections of feminism that aren’t made with me in mind”

Lissy Lovett interviews Koko Brown over email about her new play WHITE

Lissy Lovett // 14 November 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“I just wanted to prove her wrong”: interview with Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

Our new contributor Ellie Broughton talks to Lady Macbeth producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly on creating a collaborative environment on set and colour-blind casting

Ellie Broughton // 8 October 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews

“Everybody that comes here is here for a reason, whether you know it or not”

Jo Whitehead talks to the inspirational Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani, director of Oxford’s Young Women’s Music Project, about getting involved in music, sexism in the music industry and maintaining a safe and creative space for the young women of Oxfordshire

Joanna Whitehead // 11 August 2017

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Education, Features, Feminism, Interviews

How to be a feminist porn director

Laura Elias Casas interviews two women porn industry figures about where, how and why feminism fits in

Laura Elias Casas // 30 July 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships

“We would die for our activism”

Joanna Whitehead grills “London’s most badass scream queens”, Skinny Girl Diet

Joanna Whitehead // 9 July 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

An upbeat, upward trajectory

The recent release of Octo Octa’s latest album 'Where Are We Going?' leaves Joanna Whitehead in no confusion that the only way is up for Maya Morrison-Bouldry

Joanna Whitehead // 14 June 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews

DIY Cultures 2017 shows us that counterculture is alive and thriving

Erin Aniker chats with festival founders Hamja Ahsan, Helena Wee and Sofia Niazi

Erin Aniker // 8 June 2017

Categories: Activism, Art, Books, Comics, Culture and Media, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

You are born free and you are born brave

Ania Ostrowska chats to Erin Heidenreich, director of documentary Girl Unbound showing at the Human Rights Watch Festival in London

Ania Ostrowska // 13 March 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Fear does not need to be translated: Mattie Do in conversation

“Final Girls” Anna Bogutskaya and Olivia Howe chat to Mattie Do, first film director to ever direct a horror film in Laos, about ghosts, spirit houses and being a woman director

Various Authors // 27 December 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“I’m so bloody glad I get to call myself a woman”

Huma Munshi talks to playwright Theresa Ikoko about her new play, Girls, and is inspired by her evident need to create a different and better world

Huma Munshi // 15 September 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

How close can you get? Karen Guthrie in conversation

Ania Ostrowska talks to Karen Guthrie about the making of her intimate family documentary The Closer We Get

Ania Ostrowska // 6 September 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Family, Features, Interviews

Diversity of women’s voices at the Chinese Visual Festival

Nuala Gathercole Lam chats to the festival’s curator Xie Jingjing and filmmaker Yang Lina who both offer insights into Chinese women in film and on screen

Nuala Gathercole Lam // 5 July 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“It was such a laugh!” Writer Nell Dunn in conversation

Selina Robertson interviews Nell Dunn, novelist and the screenwriter behind Ken Loach’s first feature film Poor Cow, as the 1967 classic is re-released in cinemas

Selina Robertson // 7 June 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

The Divide: no quick-fix answers

Ettie Bailey-Kings chats to British director Katharine Round about her new documentary The Divide, inspired by iconic book The Spirit Level

Ettie Bailey-King // 20 May 2016

Categories: Features, Interviews

“I’m very much running my career” – an interview with Corinne Bailey Rae

Wedaeli Chibelushi talks to Corinne Bailey Rae about her new album, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, black feminism and female solidarity

Wedaeli Chibelushi // 15 May 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“I was brought up believing that I couldn’t do all sorts of things because I was female”: on escaping housework for artistic creation

Emily Turner speaks with artist Rosemary McLeish about the inspiration for her art, including her feminist piece ‘What I Do When I Don’t Do The Ironing’

Emily Turner // 13 April 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Respect not “accept”: interview with the maker of mould-breaking Tangerine and one of his fantastic leads

Corrina Antrobus of Bechdel Test Fest talks to director Sean Baker and Mya Taylor who plays Alexandra in his 2015 film Tangerine

Corrina Antrobus // 15 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“When we come out, our parents go into the closet themselves”: interview with Sophia Luvarà

Ania Ostrowska chats to Sophia Luvarà about her first documentary feature Inside the Chinese Closet and recommends you check out the Human Rights Watch Festival where it will soon be screening

Ania Ostrowska // 8 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Grrrl, Interrupted

Cazz Blase speaks to DIY icon Karren Ablaze! about her illustrious career as riot grrrl extraordinaire and fanzine pioneer

Cazz Blase // 23 January 2016

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Hill farming, no sugar coating: an interview with the makers of Addicted to Sheep

Director Magali Pettier and co-producer Jan Cawood talk to Ania about their maverick documentary about farmers who breed sheep in the North Pennines

Ania Ostrowska // 10 January 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Not your mother’s beatboxing: the rise of women beatboxers

Victoria Bailey discusses her love of beatboxing and speaks to seminal female artists within the genre about the supportive community that exists for women beatboxers

Victoria Bailey // 14 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Experimental filmmaking: Chick Strand is coming to Tate Modern

Why is Tate Modern about to screen a retrospective of one of the most significant feminist film-makers from the LA scene of the 1960s and 1970s? Selina Robertson talks to curator George Clark to find out

Selina Robertson // 9 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

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