James Moorehead is The Cultural Thing's gaming guru. Each month he gives a round up of the gossip, tips and news from the gaming world. In this interview, James gives us a taster of the E3 Games Expo in Los Angeles next month, as well as a review of the 'Red dead Redemption' and the launch of his own blog site.
James Moorehead interviews James Adams the director of Nemacon, the Japanese animation and cultural event taking place in Middlesbrough, north east England.
The interview is an overview of what you can expect from the event, how it came about and what drove James Adams to organise it.
Lee Turner is a master lithographic printer. He spent two years studying at The Tamarind Institute in New Mexico before returning to north east England to work with a range of artists. In this interview he explains how you need a good ear as well as a good eye to make excellent prints.
Saran Blood is one of the very few artists in the UK working with neon. In this interview she explains the complicated and often dangerous process the artist goes through in order to produce artwork from neon and other gasses. She also expresses her thoughts on Tesco shop fronts!
Rod Glenn is an horror fiction writer from north east England, where the majority of of books are set. Now onto his 4th novel, The Cultural Thing, interviewed Rod in his shop, where he spoke about his belief that we all have evil inside us, we just control it. He also gives us an insight into where he gets the ideas for his gruesome, realistic plots.
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Broadcast on weekend 14th May, Neil Lenthall talks about the 'French Cinema' effect that the film 'Bonnie & Clyde' had on mainstream Hollywood Cinema. He also promotes the forgotten classic 'Blue Collar', written by the same screenwriter that brought us - Taxi Driver
Broadcast on the weekend on April 30th. The Sawai Kings were interviewed by Drew Armstrong. Joe Kroese and Andrew Pollard chatted about the forming of the band, their musical influences and the range of instruments and featured musicians they work with in order to get their very distinctive sound. They also explain how they came up with the name - Sawai Kings
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