50 over 50 interviewees – Roz Ottery – Stilt walker and clown

Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I’ve worked professionally in the entertainment business since I was 29 – so for 39 years! I did a Performance Honours degree in Middlesex University, after which I started my own business in ‘performance based promotions’ using…

50 over 50 interviewees – Peta Lily – Performer, Writer & Director

Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I’m a performer, theatre maker, writer, director, creative mentor, script doctor and workshop leader. I’ve been working in the industry for the last 38 years. I was one of those at the cutting edge of the new…

50 over 50 interviewees – Kay Taylor – Belly Dancer  

  Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I am a full-time professional Belly Dancer. There’s not a huge call for belly dancers in the North East, so my business consists of performing and teaching, importing costumes from Cairo and then selling them, taking…

50 over 50 interviewees – Natalie Hunt- Madame Zucchini

  Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I’m Madame Zucchini, I use vegetables to entertain and engage, creating characters with vegetables and fruit. I perform a kind of ‘vegetable cabaret’, devise my own movie-inspired shows like Star Wars with Leek Skywalker and Darth Tater,…

50 over 50 interviewees – Suzi Woods – Vocalist and Songwriter

  Tell us more about yourself.  What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I am a vocalist and a songwriter who has been involved in music since 1987. I began as a backing singer in a fantastic local band doing original numbers. From there, I was asked to sing local…