Friday, 13 November 2009

The FF

The Friday Feeling

Stephen is a

 Fine

 Artist

Are you from Nottingham?
No.

What do you think of the creative scene in this city?
I think it is an unexploded bomb in the cultural scene, and I can't think for the life of me why it's not all recognised. The structure's all here. As a visitor you have to find it though; what cities have a national representative of dance [Dance4], a Royal Theatre and Concert Hall, Broadway [a Media and Cinema Hub], a thriving amateur theatre scene, Nottingham Contemporary, Lakeside, two major universities [UN and NTU], Michelin star restaurants, and what I hear there is a great shopping scene, great independent shops. It should have a huge confidence in itself. 


"[Nottingham is] A volcano waiting to explode... it just needs a poke!"

And what brings you to Dance4?
I'm on the interviewing panel for the new Communications and Development Manager. [N.B. Stephen is a Board Member of Dance4]

Have you enjoyed your time here?
I always enjoy my time here, there are great people. Always a very stimulating environment.

How many times have you been to the building?

Approx 20 times.

How long have you been involved in the Dance sector?
30 years!

What’s been a highlight for you this year?
Going to Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen, with my family. Very yummy food and a stimulating atmosphere. Also going to the Tate Modern this year (before it was open to the public!).


What's you’re favourite tea?
Builders tea - made by somebody else. Best cup of tea is in an Italian Cafe opposite the Royal Opera House early in the morning, it was always full of interesting types.

When we say Dance, you say…?
Interesting...


If you could ask us one question, what would it be?
Are you going to Nottingham Contemporary tomorrow?


Hell yeah!