The World is Listening

Jess Neill

Jess Neill

Jessica Neill, a freelance copywriter based in Bristol, has always loved words. From the stories her parents read to her as a child to the ones she wrote herself, words and the worlds they create are her passion. Jess is also a DJ and amateur filmmaker. Her most recent film project, an independent documentary about home, is currently in post production. Twitter @hummingbirdcopy www.hummingbirdcopy.com

Poet Jah9 on womanhood, intuition and doing what you love

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Back in August, Jamaican dub poet and vocalist Jah9 braved the relative cold of Kelmarsh to grace the main stage of Shambala Festival 2016. We caught up with her after the show to talk about her experience of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, the power of intuition and why doing what you love…

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Amy Hydes on music and theatre (and blood and guts and gore)

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This Thursday we’re throwing back to Mayfest and the wonderful world of women in theatre. Amy Hydes is a theatre-maker, music-lover, actor, comedian, clown and writer. She’s got a lotta hats. We caught up with Amy to find out more about theatre, music and the benefits of collaboration. You’ve studied drama, English and clowning in…

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Salt, a not-so-quiet trauma

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  My first step towards Salt, the compelling new solo show from Leeds-based artist Selina Thompson, is wrong-footed. Miscommunication has the friend I’m going to see it with thinking it’s on at Tobacco Factory, so we decide to drive. But it’s on at Arnolfini. In the centre of Bristol. At 6.30pm. On a sunny Friday….

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Women to Watch – Mayfest 2016

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It’s back! Mayfest is back. Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre launched yesterday, 12 May, and promises to be as unusual, playful and ambitious as ever. Mayfest Radio is back too, broadcasting 24/7 from the beating heart of the festival. This year we’ve been given the honour of hosting some live shows. We’ll be…

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