#13 - Lorna Brown - Actor - Jamaican storytelling, breaking medieval curses & how following your heart is linked to the environment.
AFEW Great People Podcast
Lorna Brown, a respected international actor based in London. After training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Lorna debuted in Once On This Island. In the 25 years since then her acting experience has taken her from the Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre to television and feature films, the first of which was in Denmark, and saw Lorna nominated for a Robert Award. She most recently appeared in Terminator: Dark Fate and in Devils for Sky. We are honoured to have Lorna as our Patron at Arts For Essential Workers and our guest in this podcast episode, where she talks about Jamaican storytelling, breaking medieval curses & how following your heart is linked to the environment.
Traveling the Mists of Ancient Orkney with Lorna Brown
Tea. Toast. & Trivia.
Season 2 Episode 35: Traveling the Mists of Ancient Orkney with Lorna Brown Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Join me as I travel across the ocean to Orkney, where the fresh sea air and rugged landscape captures the spirit of daring souls. I am delighted that I am meeting up with my friend, Lorna Brown of See Orkney Tours, who was our family’s intrepid guide through the mists of ancient Orkney. We touched the Standing Stones of Stenness and traced the prehistoric path of the Ring of Brodgar. Travel plans may have been placed on hold, but for today imagine that you have joined Lorna and me on the white sandy beach that leads up to Skara Brae, a 5000-year-old Neolithic village. Do you feel the chilly breeze off the ocean? It is sunny, a perfect day to begin our adventure. So, put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation.I am your host Rebecca Budd and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you. A special thank you to Lorna for sharing the stories of Orkney. She has promised to come back for another conversation. Until then, you can meet up with her at See Orkney Tours Until next time, keep safe and be well.
Genevieve Robertson in conversation with Lorna Brown
Genevieve Robertson speaks to curator Lorna Brown about her works in the exhibition Spill including "Still Running Water" (2017), a video installation that follows the damned Columbia River from source to mouth. Robertson's practice is based on her long-term engagement of being on the shorelines of the West Kootenays, the Salish Sea and the Fraser and Columbia rivers, and the complexities of land and water in a time of large-scale industrial exploitation and climate precarity.
The artist Susan Schuppli speaks with curator Lorna Brown about her work "Nature Represents Itself" (2018) in the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery's Exhibition Spill. This episode includes a selection of Schuppli's audio from the work, which is based on a lawsuit filed against BP by nature under the principle of universal jurisdiction in Quito, Ecuador on the 26th of November 2010.
Producer Mark Ryan talks with Lorna Brown: an author-writer from North Andover who has written several books and short stories. Her current book is entitled “Debris” and is available on Amazon under her pen name L.M. Brown. She also has a Facebook Page under L.M. Brown .
“Not waiting ’til tomorrow to do what you want to do — not being so afraid that you forget to live while you’re alive — that’s super important.” Lorna Brown left her London life behind and travelled the world documenting graffiti-covered buildings in words and watercolours for her forthcoming book, Painted Cities. In this interview she describes tracking down giant murals in Cairo and figuring out what was essential for creative fulfilment while skateboarding in Palestine. Her advice to other writers and artists: be aware that you can’t fake authenticity, and remember that none of us lives forever.