Reflecting Value
Welcome to Reflecting Value

Welcome to Reflecting Value

March 18, 2021

Reflecting Value – a new podcast from the Centre for Cultural Value – where we ask the big questions relating to cultural value in a reflective space.

The aim of the podcast is to share successes and challenges associated with communicating cultural value, bringing together a range of people for discussion, debate and reflection.

Our first miniseries launches in March 2021 with four episodes that focus on themes emerging from our research into culture, health and wellbeing.

Hosted by Robyn Dowlen, our Post-Doctoral Research Associate.

To find out more and see a full list of guests please visit: culturalvalue.org.uk/reflecting-value

Ep 1: Bringing two worlds together

Ep 1: Bringing two worlds together

March 23, 2021

This episode explores the ways in which the cultural sector is conveying its value to the health and social care sector. The successes they have celebrated, the challenges they have encountered, and the adaptations they needed to make to speak the language of health and wellbeing.

In this episode we speak to Veronica Franklin-Gould (Arts4Dementia) Professor Sue Pavitt (School of Dentistry, University of Leeds) & Dr Shamaila Anwar (National Institute for Health Research) Mike Chitty (Former Head of Applied Leadership for the NHS Leadership Academy)

Music used:

Bach Cello Suite no. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 sourced from Musopen

To find out more about each episode as well as transcripts and resources from each please visit: culturalvalue.org.uk/reflecting-value

Ep 2: Making room for one another

Ep 2: Making room for one another

March 24, 2021

In the second episode of Reflecting Value we focus on the specific role of culture in addressing health and wellbeing needs.

Research in the area of culture, health and wellbeing is often quick to jump to reporting outcomes, with the reporting of the processes underpinning these outcomes often falling by the wayside. So how do we find the right balance between showcasing outcomes, whilst also highlighting the process? And how might we research and evaluate the process?

In this episode we speak to Tim Joss (Chief Executive and Founder of Aesop), Hannah Dye (Head of Programmes at Breathe Arts Health Research) and Dr Kate Dupuis (Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Ageing)

To find out more about each episode as well as resources from each please visit: culturalvalue.org.uk/reflecting-value

Ep 3: Whose safe spaces?

Ep 3: Whose safe spaces?

March 24, 2021

When you take a closer look at who participates in culture, health and wellbeing research projects you’ll see that similar kinds of people are represented time and time again. So, what barriers to access are we creating when we bring culture, health and research together? And what can we do to enable a diverse range of people to fully participate in cultural programmes designed to address health and wellbeing needs?

This episode features a discussion about hate crime against a disabled woman. If you want to skip over this, the timings are as follows: [15:22 – 15:50]

In this episode we speak to The Culture Box team (Professor Victoria Tischler, Dr Hannah Zeilig and Dr Errol Francis) Grace Quantock and Tamsin Cook and Anne Collins (Mafwa Theatre).

To find out more about each episode as well as resources from each please visit: culturalvalue.org.uk/reflecting-value

Ep 4: From where we stand

Ep 4: From where we stand

March 24, 2021

Hosted by Emily Zobel-Marshall this episode is ‘in conversation’ with Kully Thiarai, Amanda Huxtable, Keranjeet Kaur Virdee, Sharon Watson and Kathy Williams, five Leeds-based cultural leaders. Together they explore the health and wellbeing of the cultural sector workforce, and intersections with ethnicity and gender.

This episode features discussion of the death of George Floyd and violence against people from Black and Asian communities.

Host

Dr Emily Zobel Marshall (Leeds Beckett University) - Lecturer in School of Cultural Studies

Guests

  • Kully Thiarai (Leeds 2023)
  • Amanda Huxtable (Creative Producer and Director)
  • Keranjeet Kaur Virdee (South Asian Arts UK)
  • Dr Sharon Watson (Northern School of Contemporary Dance)
  • Kathy Williams (RJC Dance)

Recommended Reading

To find out more about each episode as well as resources from each please visit: culturalvalue.org.uk/reflecting-value

Reflecting Value: a new season

Reflecting Value: a new season

March 14, 2022

Hosted by Dr Robyn Dowlen, Reflecting Value shares the successes and challenges of communicating cultural value, bringing together a range of thought-provoking contributors for discussion and reflection.

In season two, we speak to the people at the intersections of cultural participation from researchers to practitioners, cultural curators to participants.

Edited and produced in house by Mikey Nissenbaum

S2 Ep 1: The digital r(evolution)?

S2 Ep 1: The digital r(evolution)?

March 14, 2022

This episode explores the different ways that cultural organisations and practitioners use the digital to engage with audiences. We explore the role of Tik-Tok in growing engaged audiences; how the digital can help build connections with communities at a hyper-local level; and the ways in which African communities are taking back ownership of their heritage through the process of digitization.

Guests

  • Rebecca Black (Royal Opera House) on the ways in which the Royal Opera House uses TikTok to be more playful with its audiences. [02:20 – 07:53]
  • Dr Harry Weeks (University of Newcastle) on the impacts of COVID-19 on museums and how the digital is helping them to connect with communities at a hyper-local level [08:38 – 17:12]
  • Chao Tayiana (African digital heritage specialist) [18:09 – 28:00]

Resources referenced in this episode

To find out more about each episode as well as transcripts, guest bios and resources, visit: culturalvalue.org.uk/reflecting-value

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S2 Ep 2: Who holds the power?

S2 Ep 2: Who holds the power?

March 14, 2022

This episode explores the power dynamics that underpin cultural participation and research. We discuss how where you live can impact on how you engage with culture and how authentic participatory research can help bring to the fore the voices of people who have previously gone unheard.

Guests

  • Avant Cymru on the challenges of telling stories from the Welsh Valleys and the power dynamics at play in funding decision-making. [01:31 – 10:39]
  • Dr Sylvan Baker (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) on what it means to do authentic co-research with care experienced young people. [11:16 – 21:17]
  • Dr Helen Graham (University of Leeds) on opening up ‘glass cases’ in museums to enable communities to interact more closely with material culture [22:09 – 31:40]

Resources referenced in this episode

To find out more about each episode as well as transcripts, guest bios and resources, visit: culturalvalue.org.uk/reflecting-value

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S2 Ep 3: Gaming as culture

S2 Ep 3: Gaming as culture

March 14, 2022

This episode explores the cultural experiences people have through playing video and board games. We talk to experts about the social value of gaming and the ways in which gaming design and culture can lead different communities to feel excluded.

Guests

  • Marie Foulston on the ways games interact with our everyday lives, and how gaming is positioned in the wider cultural landscape [02:38 – 09:18]
  • Dr Michael Heron (University of Gothenberg) on the accessibility of video and board games, and the [10:26 – 18:20]
  • Stephanie Ijoma (Founder of NNESAGA) on creating safe spaces for marginalised gamers, and the ways the industry needs to change to support inclusive gaming. [19:17 – 26:53]

To find out more about each episode as well as transcripts, guest bios and resources, visit: culturalvalue.org.uk/reflecting-value

You can listen to Reflecting Value at SpotifyApple Music or wherever you find your podcasts and don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe.

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S2: Ep 4 Learning through crisis

S2: Ep 4 Learning through crisis

March 14, 2022

This episode is hosted by Anna Woolf from London Arts Health Forum who explores the impacts of the pandemic on practitioners and the people they work with. Daniel Regan and Bablu Miah join Anna to reflect on their pandemic experiences, discussing what they will take forwards in their practice and what they will leave in the pre-pandemic world.

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