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212 Ray Spencer | Chloe & Liam Together Forever Trust

Industry Angel Business Podcast

Ray Spencer is chair of Chloe & Liam Together Forever Trust, a trust set up to honour kids through what they love most and hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and achieve their goals in sport or performance. Ian & Ray discuss; The aim of Chloe & Liam together forever trust Follow your dreams The help the organisation has provided for young people Helping dreams come true Fundraising events Turning something so horrific into a positive organisation Industry Angel Twitter Industry Angel Website Podcast Sponsors;- Far North Sales & Marketing Carpeway MrFarrar.com


13 May 2021

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TML Podcast Episode 2: Ray Spencer

The Thunder Mesa Limited Podcast

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Thunder Mesa Limited Podcast and my chat with former Disney Imagineer Ray Spencer! Ray is a well respected creative professional with over 20 years at Walt Disney Imagineering. As an Executive Creative Director, he oversaw numerous projects for Disney Parks around the globe, as well as the designs of attractions, hotels, shops, and restaurants. Like so many Disney folks, Ray is an avid rail-fan who enjoys sharing that passion with others. Listen in as we talk about his time with Disney, the many projects he has had a hand in bringing to life, how he got into the themed entertainment business and so much more. Enjoy!

5 Feb 2021

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In Conversation: Ray Spencer MBE

The Leaders Council – Industry

Ray Spencer MBE is the Executive Director of The Customs House Trust, an arts venue located in South Shields.


15 Sep 2020

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Ray Spencer found out early on that his talent as a conceptual designer could be put to use, not for creating office buildings and shopping malls, but experiences. Since then he’s never looked back.With a career that spans decades of work, fleshing out ideas for places like the Field Museum in Chicago to Kennedy Space Center, Ray finally found himself an Imagineer at Disney where he helped implement some of the biggest changes in the reimagining of California Adventure.Ray sat down with host Nathan Hartman to talk about his love of trains, the creative reworking of Sunshine Plaza into Buena Vista St. and how he brought the Haunted Mansion’s Hatbox Ghost back from the dead.Contact Nathan Twitter – @somestuffisaid Instagram – @somestuffisaw Email – dreamfinders@wdwnt.comCredits: Podcast Artwork - JP Tanner Editor - Shannen Michaelsen Quality Control - Ben Harris This podcast is distributed by WDW News TodayFind us on Apple Podcasts, Youtube, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Overcast, Stitcher, or your favorite podcatcher using our RSS feed.

1hr 20mins

25 Aug 2020

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185 Ray Spencer | Will The Show Go On?

Industry Angel Business Podcast

Covid-19 is an existential threat to Britain’s theatres. They must survive with little to no income until audiences return. The Customs House was established in 1848 in South Shields The building comprises a theatre of 441 seats, a 145 seat studio, a gallery, a restaurant, a bar, a box-office and a community room that holds 100 people.  Ian talks to the Executive Director Ray Spencer and they cover; Welcoming people back into the workplace Return of the pantomimes Winning the Great British Panto award Anxiety and our brain's reaction to change Switching off and feeling positive Being able to see family again Whist on lock-down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ian Farrar wanted to create something special for the listeners. Ian live streamed (Facebook, YouTube & Twitter) for three hours on the 19th June 2020 and interviewed 6 of his friends back to back! We have edited those videos and created bonus podcast episodes. The original videos can be watched again on the respective social media platforms. Industry Angel Twitter Industry Angel Website Podcast Sponsors;- Far North Sales & Marketing Carpeway


6 Aug 2020

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Ep 29 - Ray Spencer MBE

The Panto Podcast

Hailing from South Shields, Ray Spencer is the Director and resident Dame of The Customs House. In 2010 Ray was awarded the MBE for services to the arts. We chat about his comical creation Tommy The Trumpeter, when he left his beloved North East and what he thinks about the industry and the Pantomime Awards. (This episode was recorded before Charlie Raine won the award for Best Animal at the 2019 awards). Here's a link for the pantomime Snow White at The Customs House in South Shields https://www.customshouse.co.uk/theatre/snow-white/ And here's the link to Ray's Twitter https://twitter.com/rayspencermbe

1hr 21mins

6 Jun 2019

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100 The Centenary LIVE edition with Ray Spencer

Industry Angel Business Podcast

Full show notes here Born and Bred in South Shields, where he stills lives with Trish their four kids and Max the Dog. He has only ever lived out of the town for 15 years and never anticipates repeating the mistake.. A circuitous route led to him going from accountancy to degree to sales to lecturing to eventually taking up his current role as Executive Director of The Customs House Trust which he has held since January 2000. During his tenure The Customs House , once described as having neither national or regional significance has established itself as part Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of arts Organisations.(NPO) Successfully delivering national programmes Creative Partnerships, Find Your Talent and Night Less Ordinary. The Customs House is Particularly proud of its work with Children & Young People and was created a centre of Best Practice by Trinity College London for its deliver of Arts Award training, it continues to be the regional lead on Arts Award training teachers and staff of cultural organisations. The Customs House is particularly proud of its work with Looked After Children for which it received a national award. The Customs House remains a centre for Talent Development with many young people making their first steps towards a career in the arts at The Customs House. He also spent 25 summers creating the much loved character Tommy the Trumpeter who’s legendary parties and pantomime appearances entertained generations of children. He currently writes & directs The Customs House pantomime appearing as Dame Bella. He remains a much sort after host and after dinner speaker. A school governor ray recently became patron of Waves – Additional Needs support Group. He is Chair of The Chloe & Liam Together Forever Trust. Ray was awarded MBE for services to northeast theatre in 2010. Hon. Fellowship University Of Sunderland Hotspur Award Northumbria Association Lifetime Achievement Pride of South Tyneside Awards Lifetime Achievement STEP Awards WOW AWARD Johnson Press Show Sponsors:- Far North Sales & Marketing Far North Sales & Marketing Consultancy are all-encompassing Business Development specialists, our aim is growth, your growth. We understand that the overhead of permanent experienced members of a team may be a step too far, maybe you would like to take a product to market, run a fresh pair of eyes over the sales process or just get over a lean period, we can help.


17 Aug 2018

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tspp #242-Theas & TEA Summit Pt.3 w/Ray Spencer,Sarah Roots,Craig Hanna,Anthony Esparza & More! 8/22/13

The Season Pass: The Essential Theme Park Podcast

*Subscribe @ iTunes* This week is the third part covering the 2013 Thea Awards and TEA Summit.  Podcasting live from the Timber Mountain Log Ride and Knott’s Boardwalk Opening Event at Knott’s Berry Farm with Doug Barnes (Owner/Producer of Season Pass Podcast), Brent Young (Creative Director of Super 78), Robert Coker (Owner and Editor of Thrillride.com), and Stefan Lawrence (StefanRules.com) look back on conversations with Ray Spencer (Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering) on Carthay Circle Restaurant, Sarah Roots (Vice President of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London) & Craig Hanna (CCO of Thinkwell) on the Making of Harry Potter movie experience, and Adam Bezark (The Bezark Company), Dave Cobb (Thinkwell) & Anthony Esparza (Herschend Family Entertainment) on the TEA Next Gen Initiative.  Plus a TEA Summit Review with Andy Garfield & Jason McManus (Lightning in a Bottle) and writer Roby Brown.  All TEA interviews were recorded live at the Disneyland Hotel.  Tons of greatness ahead from the Ultimate Themed Entertainment Event!!  Enjoy! HELP THE SEASON PASS GET TO IAAPA! 2 WEEKS LEFT--OUR GOAL IS $4000: GOFUNDME.COM/TSPPTOIAAPA Links: TEA Website Warner Bros. Studio Tour Thinkwell Herschend Family Entertainment Lightning In A Bottle Disneyland Hotel Season Pass Closing Song - Wheels by Enuff Z’nuff on iTunes Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at: www.seasonpasspodcast.com Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass Like the TSPP Facebook page! - www.facebook.com/theseasonpass Contact us: doug@seasonpasspodcast.com   brent.young@seasonpasspodcast.com   Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524 Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated. © 2013 Season Pass Podcast 

1hr 13mins

23 Aug 2013

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0080 - Ward Kimball, Gardening With Mickey, Ken Anderson, Ray Spencer - Communicore Weekly

Communicore Weekly

What do you know about the Nine Old Men? Nothing? Well, learn a bit about one of them, Ward Kimball, in this weeks History Segment! George has a green thumb when he looks at Gardening with Mickey for his Book of the Week! Glance upon Ken Anderson's window for this weeks Window of the Week! And finally, Buena Vista Street is where you can find this weeks Five Legged Goat!


24 Jul 2013