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Soundstage is a new and unique regular London-based arts event. Each month, there’ll be a line-up of two special guest interviewees, discussing their popular work and achievements. There’s likely to be a touch of inspiration and advice. Soundstage looks set to be highly appealing to the creative community and beyond.
The events will take place at The Others, 6 Manor Road, Stoke Newington.www.theothers.uk.com
Thursday February 12th / Doors at 7pm, starts at 7:30pm, £12.50
Our event for 2015 welcomes top film costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ
and BAFTA-nominated television drama director Colm McCarthy.
SAMMY SHELDON DIFFER
Sammy Sheldon Differ is a leading costume designer for many popular and acclaimed films. Her diverse credits include The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch; and the forthcoming Ant-Man, based on the Marvel Comics character. Sammy has also designed the costumes for the comic book films, Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class, V for Vendetta and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Sammy has also worked with the directors Paul Greengrass and Ridley Scott, on Green Zone and Black Hawk Down, respectively. Her other credits include Stardust, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Merchant of Venice, which starred Al Pacino. Sammy also designed the costumes for Alex Garland’s debut feature, Ex Machina, a science fiction film released in January.
Colm McCarthy is one of the UK’s leading directors of television drama. He directed the recent series of Peaky Blinders, one of the most acclaimed dramas in recent years. Colm also directed The Sign of Three, the second episode of the third series of the phenomenally popular Sherlock. He was responsible for the Doctor Who episode The Bells of Saint John, which saw Clara Oswald becoming a companion to Matt Smith’s portrayal of the time traveller. His other credits include Ripper Street and Hustle. Colm was BAFTA-nominated for Murphy’s Law. Twitter.com/MccarthyColm
Thursday March 12th / Doors at 7pm, starts at 7:30pm, £12.50
This event welcomes film producer Katherine Butler
and Mansun singer Paul Draper.
Katherine spent nine years at Film4, where she began as Head of Development, before being promoted to Senior Commissioning Executive and then Deputy Head of Film. She worked across the low budget and new talent slate for Film4. During that time, she executive produced many highly acclaimed films such as Tyrannosaur, Kill List, Berberian Sound Studio, The Selfish Giant, Sightseers, Starred up, Frank and The Imposter. During her time as Head of Development at Film4, Katherine oversaw high profile releases, including Slumdog Millionaire, Attack the Block, Submarine, Nowhere Boy and Brick Lane. Prior to working at Film4, Katherine ran development for Ruby Films, having joined them from the New Zealand Film Commission where she held the position of Executive Producer and Head of Development from 1999 to 2002. Katherine is currently head of film and TV drama at Raw, a leading production company. www.raw.co.uk
Paul’s appearance marks twenty years since the formation of Mansun, one of the most acclaimed bands to emerge in the aftermath of Britpop. Gaining an early devoted fanbase resulted in their debut album, 1997’s Attack of the Grey Lantern, entering the chart at number one and replacing Blur from that position. Paul, the lead vocalist and guitarist, formed the band with bassist Stove King and lead guitarist Dominic Chad. The trio were influenced by the likes of Duran Duran, ABC and David Bowie. Later singles include the atmospheric Wide Open Space, the catchy Stripper Vicar and I Can Only Disappoint You. The album Six was released in 1998, spawning their highest charting single, Being a Girl. Mansun broke up after their third album, Little Kix. However, a large and devoted following remains to this day. Paul has recently been working on solo material. www.mansun.co.uk
Thursday April 9th / Doors at 7pm, starts at 7:30pm, £12.50
This event welcomes three-time BAFTA-nominated editor Jon Gregory
and BBC Radio 4’s The Film Programme presenter Francine Stock.
Leading film and television editor Jon Gregory has played a key role in the making of many highly acclaimed and popular films over the past twenty-five years. His three BAFTA nominations were for In Bruges, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and the 1989 mini-series Traffik. Jon has collaborated with renowned director Mike Leigh on Mr. Turner, Secrets and Lies, Naked, Life is Sweet and High Hopes. He edited the acclaimed The Road and The Proposition; both directed by John Hillcoat. Jon’s other credits include the gangster-focused Donnie Brasco, starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. He began as a television editor on shows such as Open All Hours, Play for Today and The Darling Buds of May.
Francine Stock presents The Film Programme, BBC Radio 4's weekly look at the latest releases and trends within the medium, with exclusive interviews and features. She joined the BBC in 1983 as a producer on Radio 4’s The World at One, PM and The World This Weekend. She later moved into television, presenting Newsnight and The Money Programme. Before The Film Programme, Francine was one of the original presenters of Radio 4’s weekly arts programme, Front Row. She is also the regular host of the BAFTA Life in Pictures strand, and regularly writes about film for Prospect magazine. As a novelist, Stock has published two works of fiction: A Foreign Country, shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel award, and Man-Made Fibre. She is also the author of In Glorious Technicolor: A Century of Film and How it Has Shaped Us.
Thursday May 7th / Doors at 7pm, starts at 7:30pm, £12.50
This month’s event welcomes acclaimed comedian Seann Walsh
and leading record producer Dan Carey.
Charming and charismatic, and a natural motor-mouth, Seann Walsh has swiftly risen to become one of the most popular and British comedians around today. His high profile is largely due to numerous television appearances on shows such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Brighton-born Seann took part in Jill Edwards' renowned comedy workshop based in the seaside city, before performing his first gig in 2006. He soon became the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Other accolades included Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011. His new tour takes place across the UK between February and the end of June. www.seannwalsh.co.uk
Dan Carey is a London based multi-instrumentalist, producer, writer and mixer who has worked with artists such as Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, Django Django, Bat for Lashes, Kylie Minogue, Mystery Jets, Lily Allen, Willy Mason Toy and Sia. Two albums Dan produced were nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize Album of the Year – Kate Tempest’s Everybody Down & Nick Mulvey’s First Mind. Dan owns his own studio in South London and runs the record label Speedy Wunderground in co-operation with Heavenly Recordings. www.speedywunderground.com