Headshots of all the contributors to Quines cast season 2

Quines Cast Season 2

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Listen to Season 2 of 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 2 is brought to you by Stellar Quines and created in association with the Traverse Theatre.

With support from the Quines Collective.

“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

RIOT 

Recorded with a live audience at Traverse Theatre on 25 May 2023.

What will it take for us to riot? How do we sustain our activism? What is the just future that we should be speaking up for?

Featuring writer and climate justice organiser Jessica Gaitán Johannesson, TS Eliot Prize winning poet, Joelle Taylor, music from PAIX and a new short play by 2023 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize shortlisted playwright, Maryam Hamidi performed by , Catherine Bisset, Rebecca Elise and Habiba Saleh. 

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LOSS

Recorded with a live audience at Traverse Theatre on 7 June 2023.

How do we cope with living in a time of collective grief? What do we gain when we lose? How do we live and even thrive with loss in our lives?  

Featuring author Catherine Simpson, a poetry set from Catherine Wilson Garry, music by Rachel Sermanni and a new short play by Apphia Campbell performed by Saskia Ashdown and Renee Williams.

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PLEASURE

Recorded with a live audience at Glasgow Women’s Library on 15 June 2023.

What is our relationship with pleasure? How are we fuelled by pleasure? In a world where we can ‘have it all’, how do we prioritise pleasure?  

Featuring performances from poet Liz Lochhead, music from Horse MacDonald, insights from sex-educator Ruth Eliot and the performance of a new play from Stef Smith performed by Mary Gapinski and Julie Wilson Nimmo. 

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EDUCATION 

Recorded with a live audience at Summerhall on 23 June 2023.

How is our education system serving young women and non-binary people? What would a feminist approach to learning look like? How do we create a society that values curiosity over a lifetime?  

Featuring Quine of Crime, Val McDermid, Angie Strachan, the 2023 Scottish Poetry Slam Champion, music from Emma Pollock alongside a new work written and performed by Nelly Kelly with Brooke Walker.  

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Bonus Episode

Recorded with a live audience at Edinburgh International Book Festival on 24 August 2023

Bringing together four contributors from season 2;  Clementine E Burnley, Jessica Gáitan Johannesson, Maryam Hamidi, and Emma Pollock to discuss the season’s themes in more depth. With performances from Emma Pollock and Clementine E Burnley.


Discussion group

Weaved into the podcast episodes/events are snippets of discussion on each theme by our discussion group of women from across arts, academia, social care, health and, campaigning.

Jessica Gáitan Johnanneson performing at Quines Cast 2023 Angie Strachan performing at Quines Cast 2023 Nelly Kelly, Brooke Walker performing at Quines Cast 2023 with Tim Barrow Val McDermid performing at Quines Cast 2023 Emma Pollock performing at Quines Cast 2023 Caitlin Skinner and Hannah Lavery hosting Quines Cast 2023 Hannah Lavery hosting Quines Cast 2023 Ruth Eliot performing at Quines Cast 2023 Julie Wilson Nimmo performing at Quines Cast 2023 Mary Gapinski performing at Quines Cast 2023 Joelle Taylor performing at Quines Cast 2023 Liz Lochead performing at Quines Cast 2023 Horse McDonald performing at Quines Cast 2023 Rachel Sermanni performing at Quines Cast 2023 Catherine Simpson performing at Quines Cast 2023 Catherine Wilson Garry performing at Quines Cast 2023 Renee Williams and Saskia Ashdown performing at Quines Cast 2023 Habiba Saleh, Rebecca Elise, Catherine Bisset performing at Quines Cast 2023
PAIX accompanied by Rory Comerford performing at Quines Cast 2023
All Images taken by Kat Gollock

Tour History

Press

  • Quines Cast podcast launch

    Press release 28.06.23

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