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Chinwag Hosts Artists In Conversation
Christian Eede , April 13th, 2015 14:03

Monthly event in Leeds sees therapist Chris Madden in conversation with the likes of Viv Albertine and Andrew Weatherall, encouraging you to "lean in and listen to a conversation about creativity, life and anything else that springs to mind"

Music and Arts Production (MAP) is a Leeds-based music and arts centre helping young learners in the area with music courses and other creative opportunities alongside mainstream education. Chinwag, a monthly event at the nearby Outlaws Yacht Club, aims to support the centre through its events which see therapist Chris Madden in conversation with a number of musicians and other personalities.

Among those who have taken part in the events so far are Viv Albertine, Irvine Welsh and Andrew Weatherall (you can watch part 1 of his conversation above). "I suppose Chinwag is what it is because it comes from my therapeutic practice; a humanistic, relational approach of positive regard for each guest," says Madden. "I’m not there to take a guest to task (well maybe I am sometimes!). Mostly it’s a gentle chat that can and often does go off in any direction." Chinwag is a free event, with a door donation requested to support the work going on at MAP. You can find out more about Chinwag here and watch others videos from previous sessions here.