What Next? Series 2 now available

Today we begin the second series of What Next? – a collection podcast talks from a range of speakers, who share their stories, experiences and their opinions about the role the arts play in people’s lives and the impact they have.

Each day of this year’s Summer Festival (2-16 June) we’re releasing a new talk. The speakers include artists, audience members, and people from a range of backgrounds. This year you will hear from a wide range of people including theatremaker Stella Duffy, Associate Artists Emily Hall and Shabaka Hutchings, Becky Stewart of creative technology company Codasign and young people from Tower Hamlets.

What they have to say is just a starting point. What do you think about their ideas? Do you agree? Do you have your own thoughts to add to the conversation? We would love to hear from you. Talk to us on Twitterusing #WhatNext, post to our Facebook page or email us at talk@spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk. Or perhaps even record your own talk for us to share.

The first talk in this year’s series is by Spitalfields Music’s Programme Director: Learning & Participation, Clare Lovett, which you can listen to on this page.

What Next? talks are released on our website, blog and SoundCloud. You can also subscribe to the series on iTunes.

Our Speakers

Charles Armstrong The Trampery
Paul Augarde Poplar HARCA
Maurice Biriotti SHM Group / Spitalfields Music
John Critchley audience member
Stella Duffy Fun Palaces / theatre-maker / writer
Abimaro Gunnell music leader
Emily Hall composer / Associate Artist
Shabaka Hutchings composer / Associate Artist
Siddharth Khajuria Barbican
Fran Lobo Spitalfields Music Trainee Music Leader
Clare Lovett Spitalfields Music
Purni Morell Unicorn Theatre
Students from the Royal Academy of Music
Tim Saunders Osmani Primary School
Sir John Sorrell Creative Industries Federation
Becky Stewart Codasign
Kate Whitley Multi-Story / composer