The 18 Percent - Celebrating working class artists and creatives
6. Ruby Martin - pocket money, art materials and Krispy Kremes

6. Ruby Martin - pocket money, art materials and Krispy Kremes

January 14, 2019

Artist, comedian and writer, Ruby Martin is our ace guest for episode 6. We talk Cornwall, alternative comedy, council estates, Stagecoach, Lurpak, EMA, secret rich people, 'promotable' comedians, charging money for art, being 'outed' by your friends, Owen Jones and imposed middle class morality.

Follow her @RubyMartinArt

Also @comedy_comical (23rd Jan at Star of Kings, London for Ruby, Tom and Josie Long!)

And @NSFWriting for her podcast and @trashfiremag for her online magazine.

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5. Jordan Gray - Edinburgh Fringe, The Voice and robots

5. Jordan Gray - Edinburgh Fringe, The Voice and robots

January 7, 2019

Welcome to 2019 people!

To smash us straight into the New Year, our guest this week is comedian, musician and performer extraordinaire, Jordan Gray. We talk parents, making art from nothing, career pressures, taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe, how Paloma Faith helped her find her voice as a transgender singer, becoming a robot, her new sitcom pilot and Vincent Van Gogh.

Follow Jordan @Talldarkfriend

Watch her latest sitcom web-pilot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKV3bQNqqKA

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4. Becki Winson - Activism, Mental Health and Coronation Street

4. Becki Winson - Activism, Mental Health and Coronation Street

December 31, 2018

This week's guest is writer and activist, Becki Winson! We talk about activism, writing, imposter syndrome, the link between class and mental health, fox hunting and Coronation Street!

You can find her @rebeccawinson on Twitter, or at all good marches and rallies.

 

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Happy New Year everyone!

3. Ambreen Razia - Muslim identity, Hounslow Diaries and gang culture

3. Ambreen Razia - Muslim identity, Hounslow Diaries and gang culture

December 17, 2018

This week's guest is writer, director and all round hero, Ambreen Razia!

We talk about how Ambreen got into theatre, her critically acclaimed play POT, her sitcom Hounslow Diaries (watch it on iPlayer now!), and her future as the leader of great places.

 

You can find Ambreen on Twitter @AmbreenRazia

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2. Bob Clarke - Mama Youth Project, race and hope for the future

2. Bob Clarke - Mama Youth Project, race and hope for the future

December 10, 2018

This week's guest is Bob Clarke: CEO of the Mama Youth Project, which to date has helped over 400 young working class and/or BAME people get into work in television and media. We talk about his time in the army, Black British identity and giving people a chance.  

@MAMAYouth

www.mamayouthproject.org.uk 

@The18Percent

 

1. Sian Davies - Best in Class, job centres and donkey masks

1. Sian Davies - Best in Class, job centres and donkey masks

December 3, 2018

Welcome to episode 1 of the 18% Podcast!

Our first guest is stand-up comedian, Scouser and all-round good egg, Sian Davies. We talk to her about her working class comedy showcase, Best In Class, parents, school plays, and her dickhead years.

You can follow Sian on Twitter @Morriseysquiff

You can follow us at @The18Percent

Trailer - The 18% Podcast

Trailer - The 18% Podcast

November 26, 2018

Here it is! The long-awaited trailer for the new 18% Podcast: a podcast about working class artists and creatives. 

A 2018 study (link below) revealed that only 18% of those working in performing arts industries were working class. With such a low number, we wanted to highlight their art, their talents and their stories, which is why 100% of the people you hear on this podcast are from working class backgrounds.

Episode 1 coming Monday 3rd December...

 

http://createlondon.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Panic-Social-Class-Taste-and-Inequalities-in-the-Creative-Industries1.pdf