This commission was an opportunity for a Kent-based artist at the start of their career to spend time with the other commissioned artists and learn about their practice. Phoebe Marsh, solo performer spent time meeting and observing the artists, and thinking about her own practice within this context.

Phoebe created two podcasts during her time here with People United (see below). You’ll find ideas around participatory arts and meaningful interaction stemming from conversations and experiments that took place during her commission. So grab a drink and a biscuit and have a listen…

Extract from Phoebe’s Blog

Usefulness & Delight

So I rock up to the BBC feeling like a total don.
I’ve tweeted the hell out of this one.
“Just heading over to the BBC for a podcast workshop #standard”
I am so excited, never mind the fact that I’m going to a useful, informative and FREE workshop in making podcasts with a bunch of arts professionals. I’m at the BBC and that means one thing: celeb spotting. If I don’t get to snog Miranda Hart, play chess with John Humphreys and possibly spit on Jeremy Clarkson I will be sorely disappointed.

“Hi is this the podcast workshop?”
“No this is Crimewatch.”

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The Artist: Phoebe Marsh

A solo performer, producer and recent postgraduate from The University of Kent, Phoebe will share her learning through blogs, podcasts and performance.

Some questions revealing a bit more about Phoebe Marsh

  1. The Beatles or Elvis? Kate Bush
  2. Who has inspired you? The women in my family, they are ferocious.
  3. Why did you apply for the commission, and what made you choose learning? I'm trying to connect the things I care about with the things I know how to do. It's early days for me as a maker, this was an opportunity to learn and explore, fail and fail better. I've been working with ideas around kindness and pro-social behaviour for a while now but this was an opportunity to develop that work in a community of people all playing with similar questions. Also everyone knows People United have the good cake.
  4. What values do you think are important in your work? Humour and humility. Also glitter, but that's not technically a value. It should be.
  5. Can you recommend a good book? On Kindness by Adam Phillips & Barbara Taylor