Continuing our Member A Month Series, here is Ten Minutes with Aileen Stackhouse, an artist and sculptor.
Q What three words would your best friend use to describe you?
A Artistic, loving, caring
Q What’s on your iPod/playing in your car these days?
A Radio documentaries/plays
Q Who’s your favourite James Bond actor?
A Sean Connery
Q Your house is on fire, what one item do you save?
A My dog Oschi
Q Last meal on earth?
A Stir-fried tofu with black pepper
Q Dream dinner party guests?
A Marilynne Robinson(writer), David Attenborough, Dylan Moran (comedian), Jo Brand (comedienne), Miranda Richardson (Queenie in Blackadder 2)
Q First thing you’d do if you won £1million?
A Pay for my home, share it with my children, design a purpose-built studio space for up to 12 artists.
Q Quiet night in or big night out?
A The first.
Q City break or weekend in the country?
A The second.
Q Early bird or night owl?
A Early bird.
Q Save it or spend it?
A Wish I could save, don’t make enough
Q Couch potato or fitness fanatic?
A Morning fitness, evening potato
Q Home or abroad?
Q Early or late?
Q Cats or dogs?
Q Happiest memory?
A Sea sides, all of them
Q And most embarrassing?
A Being horrible to someone
Q Biggest regret?
A As above
Q What are you proudest of?
A My Children
Q Who do you admire most?
A See above
Q And who do you detest?
A Politicians and fascists
Q Who would you like to thank?
Q What advice would you give to your younger self?
A Take more care of yourself
Q What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?
A Bury my child
Q Hardest thing you’ve had to give up?
A See above
Q Could you save someone’s life if they were dying in the street?
A I would try
Q What keeps you awake at night?
A At the moment very little, but sometimes the monsters under the bed remind me to be frightened
Q And your biggest critic?
Q Mobile phone ringtone?