Over the next few weeks (and possibly beyond), Damn Cheek Artistic Director Darren Cheek will co-present a new online series of interviews with our friends at Relational Spaces. Called My Other Self, these free live Zoom interviews will explore the ‘other lives’ of people now working as counsellors and psychotherapists: from pop stars to ex-Rambert dancers, from actors to Bollywood writers.

Each interview will last 20 to 30 minutes and will be followed by questions from the live Zoom audience.

In Episode 1 – Polyphonic Overtones – integrating the song of the pop star and therapist – Darren interviews counsellor Manda Glanfield about her previous ‘other’ life in the music industry.

In the late 1980s, Manda found herself, along with a couple of fellow music-loving and nightclubbing friends, signing a record contract as part of The Beatmasters – a dance/pop music artist and production combo who released a handful of records over the next few years, some of which became Top 40 hits. 

So join Darren and Manda as they explore what Manda’s experience back then brings to her current life as a therapist.

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, check out one of Darren’s favourite Beatmasters tracks (feat. Betty Boo):

Date: Thursday 30 April 2020, 8.15pm to 9pm

Venue:  Online, using Zoom video conferencing

How to book

To reserve your place as a Zoom audience member for Episode 1:

  1. Text Darren on 07848 013 328 stating you want to watch Episode 1
  2. He will then send you a private Zoom invitation
  3. To join the episode, click on the link at the start time

You will not need to download anything to attend, or be technically savvy. You just need to follow the link (which will open in your web browser).

Find out more about the rest of the series

More details about ‘My Other Self’, including the other episodes in the series, are on Relational Spaces’ website.

Image by Doron Levene.