Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast – Summer 2019 – NOW AVAILABLE!

Episode 006 of Seat B1*, the podcast for the arts in Halifax, West Yorkshire is now available for download from iTunesfollow this link – or from your preferred podcast provider.

Alternatively, listen directly to the podcast below.

In this episode of the podcast we meet the stars of the new Sally Wainwright drama Gentleman Jack at its red carpet premier in Halifax, we interview the popular children’s illustrator Nick Sharratt who was recently in town and we chat to Ellie Telford, the upcoming singer-songwriter who is making waves across Yorkshire. In addition, our resident trio of film reviewers – Jeremy, Judy and Steve – discuss the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’, ‘Sometimes, Always, Never’ starring Bill Nighy, the Beatles summer blockbuster ‘Yesterday’, the Aretha Franklin film ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Gwen’ starring Maxine Peake and the acclaimed documentary ‘Irene’s Ghost’. The music is provided by Ellie Telford and O’Hooley & Tidow.

[* If you were wondering where the name comes from… Seat B1 is the seat in the Copper Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre that is normally reserved for one the volunteer ushers. It’s a nod in the direction of the people who have made this podcast possible; the volunteers at Square Chapel.]

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Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast – Gentleman Jack Premiere Special

This special episode of Seat B1*, the podcast for the arts in Halifax, West Yorkshire is now available for download from iTunesfollow this link – or from your preferred podcast provider.

Alternatively, listen directly to the podcast below.

On Thursday 9th May, the new BBC/HBO TV series ‘Gentleman Jack’ that chronicles the life of Halifax’s very own Anne Lister was premiered at Square Chapel Arts Centre. Seat B1 was on the red carpet and talked to the writer Sally Wainwright, the stars of the show including Suranne Jones, Natalie Gavin and flower girl Hattie as well as O’Hooley & Tidow‘s Heidi and Belinda who created the theme song. We also hear from the BBC’s Johnny I’Anson who reflects upon the potential impact of the series on Halifax as well as to some of the lucky ticket holders who were able to see episode 1 of Gentleman Jack in advance of its first showing on BBC One on Sunday 19th May at 9pm.

You can listen to a report about film and TV production in Halifax (including a chat with the people at Shibden Hall who reflect upon the experiences of being involved in the production of Gentleman Jack) in episode 005 of Seat B1 – more details here – and don’t forget to come back in June for episode 006 of Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast.

[* If you were wondering where the name comes from… Seat B1 is the seat in the Copper Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre that is normally reserved for one the volunteer ushers. It’s a nod in the direction of the people who have made this podcast possible; the volunteers at Square Chapel.]

Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast – May 2019 – NOW AVAILABLE!

Episode 005 of Seat B1*, the podcast for the arts in Halifax, West Yorkshire is now available for download from iTunesfollow this link – or from your preferred podcast provider.

Alternatively, listen directly to the podcast below.

In this special episode of the podcast, we focus on film and TV to tie in with the Up North Film & TV Festival taking place at Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax throughout May.

We chat to the festival’s curator, Dave Garratt and our film reviewers discuss some of the films being shown during the festival; A Taste of Honey (1961), Eaten By Lions (2018), Sightseers (2012), Looking for Eric (2009), Saturday Night & Sunday Morning (1960) and Pond Life (2017).

Lynn & Chris at Shibden Hall

We visit Shibden Hall, former home of Anne Lister, to chat to the staff about their experiences of working with the production team behind the BBC’s Gentleman Jack, to the location manager of Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge which is filmed in Halifax and to the tourism team at Calderdale Council about how they encourage and exploit local film and television production.

Christian Wilkinson

Finally, we ask local filmmaker Christian Wilkinson to tell us about his new documentary film Halilapse which is being premiered at the Up North Festival.

If you like what you hear, please share details of Seat B1 via social media. You’ll find Seat B1 @SeatB1Podcast on Twitter and Instagram and we also have a Facebook page. You can now also listen to the podcast on YouTube! There really is no escape.

Don’t forget to come back in June for episode 006 of Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast.

[* If you were wondering where the name comes from… Seat B1 is the seat in the Copper Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre that is normally reserved for one the volunteer ushers. It’s a nod in the direction of the people who have made this podcast possible; the volunteers at Square Chapel.]

Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast – May 2019 – TEASER

The Up North Film & TV Festival is coming to Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax in May 2019.

The next episode of Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast will be dedicated in its entirety to this new festival and in a teaser extract from the podcast, Dave Garratt, Square Chapel’s film programmer and the main man behind the festival talks to Jeremy Walker about what he’s got planned.

Dave the film

The full ‘Up North’ episode of Seat B1*, the podcast for the arts in Halifax, West Yorkshire will be available for download from iTunesfollow this link – or from your preferred podcast provider at the end of April 2019.

If you like what you hear, please share details of Seat B1 via social media. You’ll find Seat B1 @SeatB1Podcast on Twitter and Instagram and we also have a Facebook page. We are even on YouTube! There really is no escape.

[* If you were wondering where the name comes from… Seat B1 is the seat in the Copper Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre that is normally reserved for one the volunteer ushers. It’s a nod in the direction of the people who have made this podcast possible; the volunteers at Square Chapel.]

Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast – April 2019 – NOW AVAILABLE!

Episode 004 of Seat B1*, the podcast for the arts in Halifax, West Yorkshire is now available for download from iTunesfollow this link – or from your preferred podcast provider. Alternatively, listen directly to the podcast below.

This month the podcast is a film – music – film sandwich…

  • A preview of some of films being shown at Square Chapel Arts Centre in the next few weeks; Wild Rose, White Crow, At Eternity’s Gate, Out of Blue, Happy as Lazzaro with Steve Archer and Jeremy Walker
  • Record Store Day is coming to Halifax on Saturday April 13th and we meet the staff and customers of Revo Records in Westgate Arcade and Loafers at The Piece Hall
  • This month’s guest presenter is one of Halifax’s newest residents, theatre worker Robyn

We’d love to hear what you think about the podcast; you can give feedback via a comment to this post on the website.

If you like what you hear, please share details of Seat B1 via social media. You’ll find Seat B1 @SeatB1Podcast on Twitter and Instagram and we also have a Facebook page. We are even on YouTube! There really is no escape.

Don’t forget to come back in May for a special episode 005 of Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast dedicated entirely to the ‘Up North’ Film & Television Festival

[* If you were wondering where the name comes from… Seat B1 is the seat in the Copper Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre that is normally reserved for one the volunteer ushers. It’s a nod in the direction of the people who have made this podcast possible; the volunteers at Square Chapel.]

Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast – March 2019 – NOW AVAILABLE!

Episode 003 of Seat B1*, the podcast for the arts in Halifax, West Yorkshire is now available for download from iTunesfollow this link – or from your preferred podcast provider. Alternatively, listen directly to the podcast below.

Once again we bring you a carefully curated selection of what’s happening in the arts in Halifax. In episode 003 – that focuses upon March 2019 – you will find…

  • A preview of some of films being shown at Square Chapel Arts Centre in the next few weeks; Capernaum, The Aftermath, Fisherman’s Friends, Ray & Liz and Border with Steve Archer and Jeremy Walker
  • Rubber gloves? Kristina Baker and Rosi Gemmell chat about the Halifax Writing Room that meets weekly at the Calderdale Industrial Museum. Kristina also reads some of her own poetry.
  • A visit to I.O.U., Halifax’s most innovative arts organisation as Joanne Wain and her team prepare for their new ‘Rear View 360’ virtual reality installation that is coming to Halifax at the end of March
  • The podcast finishes, appropriately, in Finnish, courtesy of Emma Ruhkala.
  • This month’s guest presenter is Sue Russell

We’d love to hear what you think about the podcast; you can give feedback via a comment to this post on the website.

If you like what you hear, please share details of Seat B1 via social media. You’ll find Seat B1 @SeatB1Podcast on Twitter and Instagram and we also have a Facebook page. We are even on YouTube! There really is no escape.

Don’t forget to come back in April for episode 004 of Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast.

[* If you were wondering where the name comes from… Seat B1 is the seat in the Copper Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre that is normally reserved for one the volunteer ushers. It’s a nod in the direction of the people who have made this podcast possible; the volunteers at Square Chapel.]

Seat B1: February Movie Reviews

Every month our residents film experts Steve and Jeremy discuss upcoming movies. They also reflect upon what they’ve seen in the previous month. Here, in an extract from the next episode – 003 – of Seat B1: The Halifax Arts Podcast, they pick their favourite films from February. Listen to the full podcast for March 2019 as from March 1st…