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Quines Cast Season 1

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Listen to Scotland’s feminist arts podcast

Join your hosts Hannah Lavery and Caitlin Skinner as they invite Scotland’s leading feminist authors, poets, playwrights and musicians to respond to the big questions that matter to women, non-binary people and people of other marginalised genders today.  

Season 1 is brought to you by Stellar Quines and created in association with Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Jupiter Artland

Quines Cast season 1 is available now on all major podcast platforms

“like my best night out in a podcast”

by Quines Cast listener

Creative Team

  • Caitlin Skinner

    Host

  • Hannah Lavery

    Host

  • Halina Rifai

    Podcast Editor

About The Show

Episode 1 – CITY 

Recorded with a live audience at Edinburgh International Book Festival on 17 August 2022.

What does a feminist city look like? Hannah and Caitlin invite performances on the theme of “city” from folk singer Karine Polwart, journalist and author Chitra Ramaswamy, and crime novelist Denise Mina. With short play by Sara Shaarawi, performed by Emilie Patry, Natalie Arle-Toyne and Helen Katamba.

 

Episode 2 – WILD

Recorded with a live audience at Jupiter Artland on 27 August 2022.

Wild? I’m absolutely livid! Hosts Hannah and Caitlin explore the theme of “wild” with musician Kathryn Joseph, nature writer Dr Amanda Thomson and performance poet and community arts worker Victoria McNulty. With a short play written by Rona Munro, performed by Lubna Kerr, Kirstin Murray and Molly Innes.

 

Episode 3 – CHANGE 

Recorded with a live audience at Traverse Theatre on 14 September 2022.

How do we root ourselves when the world around us is changing so much? Hannah and Caitlin welcome reflections on the theme of “change” from musician Hailey Beavis, writer and journalist Kirstin Innes and writer Louise Welsh. With a short play from Uma Nada Rajah, performed by Nicole Cooper, Brian Ferguson, Linda McLaughlin and Saskia Ashdown .

 

Episode 4 – SUCCESS 

Recorded with a live audience at on 12 October 2022.

When I think about success why are my first thoughts about failure? Hannah and Caitlin explore the theme of “success” with rap trio The Honey Farm, writer Arusa Qureshi and activist and writer Sara Sheridan. With a short play by Isla Cowan, performed by Suzanne Magowan, Nalini Chetty and Shauna Macdonald.

 

Episode 5 – HOME 

Featuring never before heard online recordings.

How do we feel at home when we find ourselves without a place to live? In the final episode of season one, Hannah and Caitlin invite reflections on “home” from folk musician Jenn Butterworth, writer Kerry Hudson and poet Marjorie Lotfi. With a short play written and performed by Alyson Woodhouse and Tim Barrow.

 

Bonus episode – ROUNDTABLE

Recorded at Podcast Studio Glasgow 

Hosts Hannah and Caitlin bring back guests from across the series for a deeper dive into some of the themes and ideas explored previously.  Guests Arusa Qureshi, Denise Mina, Kirstin Innes and Victoria McNulty discuss topics such as women’s safety in the city, maternal rage, the embarrassment of success, solidarity and the lifelong search for belonging.  

 

Discussion group

Alongside music, theatre, poetry and prose, Quines Cast features audio of discussions by women from across arts, academia, social care, health, campaigning and law. The discussion group was recorded at Jupiter Artland in July 2022 and included:

  • Bee Asha
  • Clementine E  Burnley
  • Lisa George
  • Dr Carey Lunan
  • Aman Uppal
  • Talat Yaqoob
  • Lesley Orr

 

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Performers from Quines Cast: Live at the Traverse Theatre Oct 2022: Lesley Orr, Clementine E Burnley, Lisa George, Bee Asha Singh, Sara Sheridan and Arusa Quereshi The Honey Farm performing at Quines Cast: Live Traverse Theatre October 2022 Arusa Quereshi performing at Quines Cast: Live Traverse Theatre October 2022 Caitlin Skinner and Sara Sheridan talking during rehearsals for Quines Cast: Live Traverse Theatre October 2022 Suzanne Magowan, Nailini Chetty and Shauna MacDonald performing against a backdrop of Talat Yaqoob and the discussion group at Quines Cast: Live Traverse Theatre October 2022 Actors, Suzanne Magowan, Nailini Chetty and Shauna MacDonald laughing with playwright Isla Cowan during rehearsals for Quines Cast: Live Traverse Theatre October 2022 Louise Welsh speaking on a panel with Kirstin Innes, Caitlin Skinner, Linda McLaughlin, Saskia Ashdown and Brian Ferguson Hailey Beavis and Kirstin Innes at rehearsals for Quines Cast at the Traverse Theatre, September 2022
Victoria McNulty performing at Quines Cast: Live at Jupiter Rising Festival at Jupiter Artland - August 2022
Images of Quines Cast season 1 at Traverse Theatre and Jupiter Artland taken by Kat Gollock.
Amanda Thomson performing at Quines Cast: Live at Jupiter Rising Festival at Jupiter Artland - August 2022 Kathryn Joseph performing at Quines Cast: Live at Jupiter Rising Festival at Jupiter Artland - August 2022 Slide of discussion group featuring Carey Lunan and Talat Yaqoob at Quines Cast: Live at Edinburgh International Book Festival August 2022 Aman Uppal, Bee Asha Singh and Clementine E Burnley talking outside on a break during the discussion group recordings for Quines Cast Talat Yaqoob, Lesley Orr, Aman Uppal, Lisa George and Carey Lunan during the discussion group recordings for Quines Cast Hannah Lavery, Caitlin Skinner, Aman Uppal, Bee Asha Singh, Lisa George, Talat Yaqoob, Carey Lunan and Clementine E Burnley talking outside on a break during the discussion group recordings for Quines Cast Denise Mina performing at Quines Cast: Live at Edinburgh International Book Festival August 2022 Emilie Patry, Natalie Arle-Toyne and Helen Katamba performing Sara Shaarawi's A Tourist at Quines Cast: Live at Edinburgh International Book Festival August 2022
Karine Polwart performing at Quines Cast: Live at Edinburgh International Book Festival August 2022
Images of Quines Cast season 1 at Edinburgh International Book Festival taken by Simone Padova

Tour History

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