Inside Culture – S2#24 (Art Summit, Fern Brady, Anne Edmonds, Improv Comedy)

Art Summit Ireland takes place on November 3rd at the Merrion Hotel, Dublin and is designed for those who want to learn about the art ecosystem and how to sensibly invest in it.

Conference organiser Rosanne McDonnell speaks to Fionn Davenport about why she decided to set up Art Summit, the art ecosystem and the business of art collecting.

Gallery owner Oliver Sears joins Fionn in studio to discuss the life of an art collector, the economics of running an art gallery and the state of the Irish market today.

Also on the show, finding humour in dark places. Dublin comedian Conor O’Toole chats to Fionn about changing tastes and boundaries amongst Irish audiences. We also hear from Fern Brady whose stand-up routine includes stories about her past life working as a stripper and time spent in a teenage mental health unit.

Award winning Bristol comedian Jayde Adams, speaks about how the death of her sister inspired her to pursue a career in comedy and we also catch up with Anne Edmonds to hear how she explores darker themes such as abortion while on stage and how audiences react to this form of humour.

Finally, Liam Geraghty explores the world of improv with Niall Curran, Sharon Mannion and David Nihill and finds out how thinking on your feet helps people get over their fear of public speaking.