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Rye Arts Festival is determined to keep in touch with its audience and has launched a brand new arts and entertainment podcast called RyePod, with new episodes added every Friday starting today. The series features relaxed, in-depth interviews with leading figures from the worlds of music, theatre, film, literature and visual arts – reflecting the diverse and quality programming that the Festival is known for.
RyePod has been devised and produced by Alisdair Kitchen, with whom Festival audiences will be familiar from his many innovative productions of opera, theatre and film; this is the tenth year he has produced work for the Festival. Alisdair says: "Last year, we had great success with our online short film series, Follow The Lieder, so it seems a natural progression to keep up our digital efforts, regardless of the Coronavirus. Podcasting is a really fun way of developing a connection with people, both guests and audience; it has the intimacy of radio, and I hope people will enjoy the opportunity to be a 'fly-on-the-wall' in the fascinating conversations we're having with some really amazing guests."
The first interview of the season is with the world-renowned conductor Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Next into the RyePod was Phil Gould, drummer and founder member of Level 42 and the third episode features Selina Cadell, actress, producer and director of plays and operas. Thereafter the guest list is being kept under wraps, but listeners can subscribe and look forward to a surprise every week.
RyePod is widely available on all the major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. A comprehensive list is available at www.anchor.fm/ryepod.