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Daniel, Vanessa, Kieran & Nadine ThePalaceOfTheDogs advocates art to marginalised and under-privileged communities. Redirecting the purpose of art within our society to guide conversations that will empower the voiceless. 

MARY SHO - OVA

Check out Mary Sho's new single Ova. ThePalaceOfTheDogs interviewed Mary this month on her inspiration for the debut album and the visual content for her album. Peep the chat below

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CREATIVES UNLOCKED(DWN)

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | April 24, 2020

NO FILTER – OUR STORY – OUR WORDS. @ThePalaceofTheDogs Presents CREATIVES UNLOCKED(DWN) in collaboration with MADEVU ENTERTAINMENT. Connecting creative voices from Britain to South Africa to discuss how COVID-19 and quarantine has affected them as creatives/artists. In todays episode we speak with Daniel Bailey (@ThePalaceOfTheDogs) and Zolani Shangase […]

QUARANTINE GET DOWN Mix BY DJ A.MEN

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | April 17, 2020

Two in the afternoon, two eloquent women and too much history for a two-minute interview. TPOTD’s Vanessa Fisher catches up with Alice Mensa aka DJ A.MEN. -sound girl to west-end superstars by day and DJ superstar herself by night-to talk of freeing creativity whilst trapped in quarantine.   Are you […]

TPOTD meets ANDRO

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | April 10, 2020

At a time when connection takes an unconventional route, our very own Daniel Bailey meets ANDRO by way of the suddenly ubiquitous ZOOM app. conducting #TPOTD’s very first ‘social-distancing compliant’ interview to discuss Lost Cause – ANDRO’s newly released E.P. The video is ostensibly a playground where [The […]

ARTIST’S IN RELATIONSHIPS: LOVE & HIPHOP #Heartbreak

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | December 21, 2019

Today we speak with LRO about her project ‘Thank You For The Pain, I Needed It For My Art’, exploring how art and music can be healing in traumas and heartbreak in particular. We also discuss how we can use these traumas to fuel your art as creative. […]

ThePowerOfThePen by Elander Moore

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | December 13, 2019

Whilst on instagram yesterday I came across this piece written by Elander Moore, using his art to inspire his peers to rally together and vote well in the UK’s coming election. This morning with the votes tallied, a cloud of disappointment clouds our minds as the tories hold […]

PHILLIP SAUNDERS: Toronto Street Artist (Interview)

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | November 29, 2019

PHILLIP SAUNDERS: Toronto Street Artist (Interview)
We meet with Canadian street artist, Philip Saunders to speak on his influences, the beautification of Kensington market and his endeavour to represent black people.

Gloria Obianyo: Actress and Carer (Toronto)

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | November 15, 2019

Gloria Obianyo, multi-faceted creative and actress in Girl From The North Country, shares her experience of being an artist and a young carer for her mother. While our focus on mental health, especially in the arts industry, has been focused so much on sufferers, we can forget how […]

POET IN THE KENNEL: Fruit Salad by Daniel Bailey

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | November 8, 2019

Last night all my insecurities visited me in a dream They came in a mini Kellogg’s variety pack, a pack of 8, with each insecurity on top… I ate them all… With each gluttonous mouthful, my swollen cheeks squeezed anxiety into my body. I woke up to find […]

Say It loud, I’m Black & I’m Proud — Vanessa Fisher

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | November 1, 2019

The Black British Theatre Awards celebrated its first ceremony last weekend, where the cream of black British theatre celebrated how far we have come and the legacy we have yet to leave behind. Vanessa Fisher shares her account on awards ceremony that screams “Say it loud, I’m Black & I’m Proud”.

TRIPLE THREAT – BLACK, GAY & DISABLED Interview with Sonny Nwachukwu

By ThePalaceOfTheDogs | October 25, 2019

Fresh from his stint at Poplar Union Theatre, showcasing his piece ‘Triple Threat’; We spoke with Sonny Nwachukwu about his experience of being Black, Gay and Disabled. The writer, director and choreographer also ventures into how the acceptance of the label disabled has empowered and informed a unique […]