Education activist, Sofia Akel speaks to Pencil about the launch of Free Books Campaign, the continuous closure of libraries across the UK and whether lockdown has resulted in an illiteracy surge.
Pencil gives artists the opportunity and the space to share their work with a wider audience. We will hear about their creative process, the importance of collaboration and how they are responding to the challenges we face ahead. In addition to interviews, we will be sharing behind the scenes footage and documentaries from musicians, dancers, writers, illustrators, photographers, actors and sculptors. By creating this journal, we hope to initiate positive discussion from a community who are actively redefining the sector.
Choreographer Cathy Marston talks to Pencil about her creative shift from stage to screen during the pandemic.
Visual and auditory artist, Djenaba aka Damsel Elysium speaks to Pencil about the relentless pressures she faced in the classical world, her new love of the Double Bass and about her recent collaboration with the filmmaker Fenn O’ Meally on the cinematic short ‘Tall are the Roots.’
We spoke to Sophie Rochester, founder of the craft platform Yodomo, to hear about the positive impact of participating in making activities and why she thinks there is a growing trend of MIY (Make it Yourself).
Photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind reports on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the midst of a pandemic
We talk to Anastasia Taylor-Lind about her experience reporting on the war in Nagorno-Karabakh and her deeply sensitive approach to photographing conflict.
Japanese ceramicist, Yukiko tells us about her experience at Goldsmiths College with the pioneer of the conceptual art movement Michael Craig-Martin, working as a designer for Paul Smith and how her Japanese heritage in the sake industry inspired her to make ceramics.
Pencil spoke to Tanmay Saxena, founder of the leading unisex fashion label, LaneFortyfive to hear about his latest collection Come Again and his new venture into hat designs.
Artist Emily Ponsonby talks about the creative process behind her new swimming series.
A special screening that shows the company’s new direction under Artistic Director Joan Clevillé
An interview with company dancer Jessica Roberts-Smith
Illustrator and textile repairer talks about her latest book and the importance of sustainable clothing.
A 12 hour live production with immersive theatre company Punchdrunk and Sky Atlantic on Osea Island.
We hear from Lebanese photographer Omar Sfeir about the explosion in Beirut.