‘Candour’ is a word that comes to mind when I think of actress, author and festival director, Melanie Myers. And when I think of the word candour, it reminds me of Cecily’s great line from Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest, “I think that when someone has anything unpleasant to say, one should always be quite candid.”
Make It Matter
1. The material or substance of a discourse, book, etc., often as distinguished from the form
2. Something of consequence
I postpone my interview with rapper, slam poet and writer Omar Musa because I’m trapped at the hairdressers with foils in my hair. It’s a slightly embarrassing reason for moving our arranged time forward, but I decide to text him with the truth of why I am running late. The reply: genial, to say the least.
It’s difficult to catch actor Philippe Maymat for an interview these days. Between his commitments to theatre roles, such as his recent performance as Claudius in Daniel Mesguich’s production of Hamlet in Paris, his numerous film and television commitments and Frangins, the one-man play he wrote about his relationship with his brother, Philippe is a busy guy.
As a filmmaker and podcaster, I operate in an audio and visual media, so I’m always giving voice to my beliefs and thoughts. I seek to inspire. I seek to empower through my own work and through what I put out into the world.
When you hear her over the line, your first thoughts are that writer Lee Kofman doesn’t speak, she purrs. And I think it’s probably this effortless charm that has allowed her to write and speak on some of the most controversial, transgressive topics, such as religion and sex.
Bri Lee left a career in the law to follow her gut and become a writer. Now she’s building her own literary brand – and giving mouth to important ideas as she goes.
Dave Eggers sits at the fore of a selection of writers who use the power of the word to create social change.
Creative lives with social impact.
Clothing designer Muiccia Prada is – at least ostensibly – an odd choice for an article in a series called “How to make what matters”. Whilst she’s creative and designs beautiful clothes for her label Miu Miu, she is after all, just a clothes maker.