Joe Lycett is an award-winning comedian, writer, television host and gardener, well known for hit Channel 4 show Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back and as host of The Great British Sewing Bee for BBC2. This stand up star will be chatting to Cold War Steve aka Christopher Spencer, an artist from Birmingham, England who specialises in surreal, satirical and hilarious collages originally made on his phone and iPad. Since 2016 his Twitter account has been a lifeline to many in these dark times with his following increasing by the day.Three solo exhibitions, two books with Thames & Hudson, commissions for the National Galleries of Scotland, Whitworth in Manchester, Birmingham Museum and Gallery, a giant billboard installation at Glastonbury Festival and an international TIME magazine cover have all followed!
In 2020 his first jigsaw Hellscape was shortlisted for the Design Museum’s Design
of the Year Award and his latest book A Prat’s Progress nominated for The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. Cold War Steve also shot a feature length documentary, Cold War Steve Meets The Outside World, made with Bafta winning film director Kieran Evans.The film was released in October 2020 on Sky Arts and the featured exhibition of the same name was nominated for a South Bank Award this year. Sit back and enjoy the conversation!