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.]


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