“The fundamental horror we’re exploring is ‘consequences’.” | Charlie Dinkin and Zoe Tomalin on their comedy-horror sketch series, SeanceCast

Tell us about your podcast, SeanceCast SeanceCast is an extremely haunted sketch show, which follows two beautiful women (spoiler alert: it’s us) as we hold seances in order to find otherworldly content for our podcast. Each episode has its own story, as well as four “scenes from the beyond” performed by some of the bestContinue reading ““The fundamental horror we’re exploring is ‘consequences’.” | Charlie Dinkin and Zoe Tomalin on their comedy-horror sketch series, SeanceCast”

“It was fun to write sexy literature about domestic actions that make you feel tingly.” | Laura Lexx on imagining marriage in her new book, Klopp Actually

Tell us about your book, Klopp Actually. It’s a little diary of an imaginary relationship with someone who is intoxicatingly sensible. A little reminder to myself that I know how to be practical and curb my anxiety but sometimes it’s easier to take advice from someone else. What inspired you to write a book imaginingContinue reading ““It was fun to write sexy literature about domestic actions that make you feel tingly.” | Laura Lexx on imagining marriage in her new book, Klopp Actually”

“People needed a place to laugh, and to know that they weren’t the only person who had texted their ex.” | Paul Moore talks coping with COVID through CoronaJokes

Tell us about your Instagram community CoronaJokes. Back when the lockdown started, I was finding jokes for our weird new world, and sticking them on my Instagram story. Cut to three months later, and there’s a community of several hundred people, seven days a week, coming to enjoy the day’s CoronaJokes and submit their own.Continue reading ““People needed a place to laugh, and to know that they weren’t the only person who had texted their ex.” | Paul Moore talks coping with COVID through CoronaJokes”

“I just want to make people recognisible yet also adorable.” | Katiee Liz talks Animal Crossing and kawaii cuteness for her Curiously Colourful creations

Tell us about the art you make for Curiously Colourful. A lot of my art starts out as things that I like or I’m obsessing over and then snowballs into me creating things for other people. I’ll design stickers or earrings based on things I love and then am always really surprised when people wantContinue reading ““I just want to make people recognisible yet also adorable.” | Katiee Liz talks Animal Crossing and kawaii cuteness for her Curiously Colourful creations”

“It tests the grey matter in a very down-to-earth sort of way.” | Dave Chawner on staying mentally sharp, safe and silly with his virtual pub quiz

C/W: Mental health, anorexia, parental death Tell us about your quiz. It was the first week of lockdown that I thought about it. I put it out to Facebook to ask if people thought a virtual pub quiz would work because I didn’t think I’d seen it done anywhere else. This was about four weeksContinue reading ““It tests the grey matter in a very down-to-earth sort of way.” | Dave Chawner on staying mentally sharp, safe and silly with his virtual pub quiz”

“The real trick is to remember that none of these ideas are actually that complicated.” | Sean Morley talks inciting the socialist revolution through podcasting and Mandatory Redistribution Party

Tell us about your podcast, Mandatory Redistribution Party. Mandatory Redistribution Party is a podcast for radical left interviews, lore and repartee run by myself and Jack Evans. We’re two comedians, and friends(!), united in being far to the left of anything represented in parliamentary politics. Political Education on this shivering island is mud-tier, otherwise itContinue reading ““The real trick is to remember that none of these ideas are actually that complicated.” | Sean Morley talks inciting the socialist revolution through podcasting and Mandatory Redistribution Party”

“I like the idea of people coming together through improv.” | Steve Roe on launching Hoopla’s improv course online

Tell us about your online improv classes. They run every Monday to Thursday evening, 7pm – 9pm, and Saturdays 2pm – 4pm. They cost £10 and booking is at http://www.HooplaImpro.com. They take place over Zoom, a video chat app, and we send out the link just before it starts. They are loads of fun. It’sContinue reading ““I like the idea of people coming together through improv.” | Steve Roe on launching Hoopla’s improv course online”

"It’s aimed at shifting the focus from gender dysphoria to gender euphoria." | Quenby Harley talks sharing euphoria in their Trans Joy zine

Tell us about your trans joy project. It’s a writing project I started up focussed on the positive side of trans experiences. Each week I, or a contributor, writes a short piece about a specific thing which brings them joy related to trans identity. It’s aimed at shifting the focus from gender dysphoria to genderContinue reading “"It’s aimed at shifting the focus from gender dysphoria to gender euphoria." | Quenby Harley talks sharing euphoria in their Trans Joy zine”

“Just be ready in case you fall in love with something.” | Shereen Evans talks combating agoraphobia through creativity

Tell us about the kind of crafts you do. How did you get into making yarn art? I suffer from a few mental health issues and would fill my spare time with colouring in for hours and hours. One day I decided to try something new. I bought a few felting kits, sewing kits andContinue reading ““Just be ready in case you fall in love with something.” | Shereen Evans talks combating agoraphobia through creativity”

“I truly let go and release myself into the moment.” | Brent Would on searching for love at Vault Festival in Brent Would’s Got Wood

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to Vault Festival. Brent has described it as follows “Strap in and strap on for a spicy drag king cabaret romp and come on a journey with Basvegas’s – barrow boy – Brent Would! Because he would anything… especially you! Each show is different as Brent takes youContinue reading ““I truly let go and release myself into the moment.” | Brent Would on searching for love at Vault Festival in Brent Would’s Got Wood”