In the Creativity Found podcast Claire Waite Brown chats with people who have found or re-found their creativity as adults.

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A smiling picture of Claire Waite Brown with writing around her: Creativity Found. Finding creativity later in life. With Claire Waite Brown and guests.

Joanne Robinson

How a broken back and a local art class¬†‚Äď for people who think they can't paint ‚Äď changed Joanne Robinson's outlook on art, and changed her life.

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Jane Crowfoot

Delve into the colourful world of crochet with guest Jane Crowfoot, also known as Janie Crow, as she shares her journey from average student to renowned crochet designer.

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Episode 100!

You're going to love it!

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Rachel Larsen Weaver

Keeping up with creativity amidst family life and capturing everyday authentic and imperfect moments. 

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A smiling picture of Claire Waite Brown with writing around her: Creativity Found. Finding creativity later in life. With Claire Waite Brown and guests.

Jessie Elliott

How a creative outlet can be a powerful tool for processing emotions and connecting with others.

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Corrie Legge

How reading deprivation week helped Corrie get back to her creative love.

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Gaelle Jolly

Discovering a passion for creativity that provided solace during difficult times. Creativity can be a powerful tool for healing and self-discovery.

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Bianca Giarola

Bianca always wanted to write a book, but after a career in journalism and digital marketing she never dreamed she would fulfil her dream by drawing flowers.

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Shirley Novack

From selling sweets to Cyndi Lauper to being questioned by the US Secret Service, Shirley Novack has lots of stories to tell, but when her father died she came across the one she wanted to write down.

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Rebecca Norris

Travel, ill health, teaching, trying ALL the crafts and the rollercoaster of emotions of taking part in the much-loved British television show The Great Pottery Throw Down.

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Emily Chilvers

I meet the Chelsea Pensioners who have been learning pottery with Emily Chilvers. I chat with Emily and the potters about what makes this such a great outlet for them all.

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Feminine Roadmap

Gina Farrar talks to me about midlife, creativity, comfort zones and being in the moment in this episode of the Feminine Roadmap podcast.

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Tammy Euliano

The obstetric anesthesiologist who has transitioned from authoring a medical textbook to penning a mystery novel. 

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A smiling picture of Claire Waite Brown with writing around her: Creativity Found. Finding creativity later in life. With Claire Waite Brown and guests.

Heather Moore

Printmaker Heather rediscovers her passion for art and decides to leave a stressful career in education. 

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A smiling picture of Claire Waite Brown with writing around her: Creativity Found. Finding creativity later in life. With Claire Waite Brown and guests.

Kerry Lyons

Navigating change and a squiggly life path, and picking up a pencil once more.

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Martin Whiskin

Swapping the 9-to-5 office job for a home-recording studio, how Martin finally recognized his own creativity.

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Liz Alterman

Find out how Liz turned a challenging life event into an empowering and cathartic creative outlet.

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A smiling picture of Claire Waite Brown with writing around her: Creativity Found. Finding creativity later in life. With Claire Waite Brown and guests.

Smashing the Ceiling

Naomi Mellor talks with Imogen Tinkler about turning personal loss into fuel for career growth.

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A smiling picture of Claire Waite Brown with writing around her: Creativity Found. Finding creativity later in life. With Claire Waite Brown and guests.

Caro Giles

Theatre arts graduate turned actor, teacher, mother, home educator, carer, and now published author. 

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A photo of Claire Murigande smiling and looking to camera, her arms crossed and wearing a purple blazer. Above her head are the words Amplifying Social Impact and below are the words Narratives of Purpose Claire Murigande

Narratives of Purpose

Claire Murigande discusses with editorial illustrator Jean-Philippe Kalonji the role artists and culture play in social change.

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A photo of Debbie Page, Claire Waite Brown and two others in front of a yellow shed

Yellow Shed Pottery

Find out what we learned when we visited the pottery studio of fellow Collective member Debbie Page.

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A photo of Leona Fensome smiling to camera, sitting on a bench wearing a denim shirt

Mother of all Solutions

A guest episode from a podcast I love, featuring ex-HR turned creative director Leona Fensome.

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Glasshouse Theatre

Navigating the UK criminal justice system and healing through creativity. with ex-prison officers Ella and Harriet.

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A photo of Anna Stoecklein stood between Hillary Clinton and Cherie Blair

Anna Stoecklein

How Anna reframed her perception of herself as a "non-creative" person, and the experiences she's had with her podcast guests, including Hillary Clinton and Cherie Blair.

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A photo of Jaclyn Sanders smiling to camera, her hands on a canvas hanging on a wall

Jaclyn Sanders

Community over competition at Art Space NC, and how Jackie makes time for creativity around a full-time job.

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A photo of a stamp covered in orange paint and sheets of paper beneath showing other stamped designs including palettes, vases, arrows and flowers

Practising what I preach!

A printmaking class with Gerry Coles helps me to get over my fear of making 2D art.

Not long now!
A photo of Maria Ramsey smiling and looking to her left, she wears a flower crown and black tshirt.

Maria Ramsey

Maria has made the decision to stop teaching music and to explore other avenues that feel more creatively fulfilling.

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A photo of Rich Chambers mouth open singing and holding a guitar standing in front of a microphone

Rich Chambers

A look at the benefits Rich Chambers has experienced since taking the decision to ramp up his musical pursuits in midlife.

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The Collective

I explain how and why I created a platform to help people explore their creativity and to support small businesses.

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A woman sits at a table filled with jewellery making tools

Ruth Chipperfield

Silver, science and staying awake. From chemistry student to jewellery designer, and learning to live with narcolepsy.

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A comic book drawing - a soldier is on the ground attempting to protect himself from a fish like giant above him

Fish Lee

How Fish learned to ease the symptoms of Tourette’s Syndrome and start drawing again, without spilling ink over the carpet!

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Piano à Deux

Facing fears and taking risks. Robert and Linda are classical pianists who have found a unique way to combine their music with comedy, stories, and improvisations.

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Mistresses to Manhattan

A bonus episode featuring an extract of a piano duet by future guests Robert and Linda of Piano a Deux.

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A photo of Natalie Smart at a stall, she is surrounded by her products and smiling looking at camera

Natalie Smart

Creativity found, lost, and found again. Maybe the first time isn't quite right, but never say never.

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Claude Larson

The science teacher who chose to break free from practicality, utility and patterns in textiles and paint.

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A photo portrait of Suzanne Noble mid performance in front of a mic

Suzanne Noble

Hear how Suzanne overcomes concerns about her singing voice post-menopause, and now performs in clubs across London. 

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The cover of the book by Jill Phillips called Lamlash Street. A portrait of 1960s post war London through one family's story.

Jill Phillips

Saving family stories by publishing a family memoir in retirement, and the surprising benefits that can bring.

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Four crochet pieces, one an octopus, the others are similar in various colours

Helen Hill

Disheartened with design, re-finding confidence and crocheting blankets for baby rhinos.

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A photo portrait of Annie Sloan smiling to camera

Annie Sloan

Dreamy wanderer, fine-art student and band member to colour expert, author and paint entrepreneur. 

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A photo portrait of Rowena Roberts smiling and looking directly at camera

Rowena Roberts

An unfortunate classroom incident and discovering creativity from the heart.

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A photo portrait of Claire Waite Brown on the left and Rabiah Coon on the right, smiling and looking at camera

Me!!

I'm interviewed by Rabiah Coon on her More Than Work podcast.

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Artist Sally Ward stands smiling and looking at one of the judges of the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year tv show

Sally Ward

Hear all about Sally's time on Sky's Portrait Artist of the Year competition in this second part of a double-bill podcast episode.

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A photo of artist Sally Ward who stands in front of her painting of a young boy, her left hand holding a paintbrush to his lips

Sally Ward

Juggling policy advising with portrait painting, exhibiting with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and writing a column for The Artist.

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A blue black cloud of ink on an off white background with white italic font in front reading September 12

Andrea Carter Brown

On finding poetry and fleeing Manhattan on 9/11.

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A blue green linocut sits in the middle of two test pages and on a cutting board surrounded by offcuts

Catchup with Gerry

Still on hols, but here's a short bonus episode where we find out what's new with Gerry Coles. 

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Catchup with Cass

I'm on summer hols, but here's a short bonus episode where we find out what's new with Cass Sabo. 

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A photo portrait of Ella Orr at a speaking engagement looking off camera

Ella Orr

After working in education for three decades, Ella embarked found a new career and a new outlook on life.

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Fiona Myles

From adoption, addiction and homelessness to hope, helping and writing.

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A photo portrait of Jennifer Baker who sits cross legged in her studio with artworks hanging on the walls behind her and on an easel

Jennifer Baker

If not now, when? Failing, falling, and finding the space to paint.

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Jo Watson

From teaching to copywriting, and the similarities between starting a business and bringing up a baby.

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Creativity in Podcasting

Rabiah Coon and I at The Podcast Show London discuss why and how we podcast.

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A photo portrait of Mary Broddle who is sat at a garden table, embroidering and smiling at the camera

Mary Broddle

Deteriorating health meant that Mary had to resign from her successful career, and her embroidery became more important.

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A photo portrait of Anna Lovind who stands on a rock in the middle of a river looking up

Anna Lovind

Writing her way through trauma, not fitting in, and finding and sharing a creative path.

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Bargello a GoGo

A bonus episode highlighting the work of one of our fabulous members and how they can help you get creative.

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Crump the Cat book cover is a caricature of PM Boris Johnson as a cat

Anna Lussenburg

The story of the Canadian super nanny who uses her observational skills to write humorous satirical allegories.

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A photo portrait of Juliet Sargeant smiling sat between ivy bushes

Juliet Sargeant

From practising medicine to designing gardens for Chelsea and Blue Peter.

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The cover of the book Motherland which is an abstract illustration of two young children standing on a road and the background of mountains makes up a woman's head

Tetyana Denford

A Ukrainian-American author finds inspiration in a family secret.

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Three copies of the same print hang on a line in a studio, the print shows a dusky, barren landscape

Laura Boswell

A chance return to printmaking and training in Japanese woodblock.

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A photo of Emma Brassfield touching up the costume for Chewbacca from Star Wars

Emma Brassfield

Creature costume maker for film and TV, and YouTube sewing star.

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The cover of a book called Sparrowlegs which has two long white and pink striped birds style legs and the text of the title, author and illustrator

Anupa Roper

Using words to champion positive body image in youngsters.

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A close up of polymer swirls in multi colours

Sam Kimberle

Returning to a childhood love – polymer clay and fine art

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Individual paper flowers in single vases from poppies, carnations and tulips

Laura Reed

Paper flower artist who even did the flowers for her own wedding.

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Cover of Waiting for the Night Song shows a purple dusky sunset or rise on a body of water

Julie Carrick Dalton

From puppet shows, to pre-med, journalism, farmer and author, with a sprinkling of blueberries.

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Two surfboards with bright paint - one with an orange octopus and one with purple turtles

Leanne Tibiatowski

Ocean recovery and painting surfboards.


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An image of a craft box club box surrounded by its contents - ribbon, paintbrush, wheat, scissors

Adam Roe

Creator and designer of eco-friendly Craft Box Club subscriptions.

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A photo portrait of Rabiah Coon live on stage smiling with a microphone in her hand

Rabiah Coon

'I will do a stand-up show before I'm 40'.


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A little model bride wearing a white floral embossed wedding dress and holding a single flower

Lynsey Warren

A magical journey from council tax inspector to crafter and champion of handmade businesses.

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A photo portrait of Amber Leach who stands smiling in a bush holding her camera

Amber Leach

Falling out of, and back in love with her photography business.

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A hand holds two books by Kat Arksey - When Harry Stayed Home and Clap for Kids

Kat Arksey

Refinding a confidence for creative writing.

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A red fascinator with a large red rose and mesh surrounding it

Susan Widlake

How do you get from IT auditing to making hats?

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A photo portrait of Eve Horne sat looking out of a window with headphones round her neck, her studio behind her

Eve Horne

Girl bands and driving trains to music producer and campaigner.

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A yellow blanket on grass with two cushions - one orange and one with feathers - and the book The Art of Creativity

Claire Waite Brown

Creative reading and listening suggestions.

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Layered images of Lauren's illustrations including colour palettes, photos, font work and tree drawings

Lauren Deakin

Ways to a creative career in design and illustration.

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An image with timelapse effect of Muslim men and women in a mosque

Jonathan Self

Photography, travel and Cultivating Wonder.

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Four abstract horizontal blocks of colour from the top - black, cream, light blue and dark grey

Lou Hamilton

Rediscovering pencil and paintbrush.

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Use your Camera

With The Motherhood.

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A photo portrait of Maxyne Ryan who stands with her head turned towards the camera

Maxyne Ryan

Mature student at Guildhall School of Music.

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A hand reaches across a loom which holds turquoise and orange wool

Learn to Weave

With Cass Sabo.

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A painterly abstract piece with circles and semi circles in a variety of ocean colours

Furrah Syed

Abstract acrylic paintings you can touch.

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A photo portrait of Mark Deeks smiling and facing the camera with his arms rested on a piano behind him

Mark Deeks

Playing piano your way.

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A realistic painting of a male lion, with abstract colours in his mane in grey, pink and blue

Louise Luton

Teacher to wildlife artist.

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Two hands hold a mug and superimposed in the top of it is a photo of waves crashing

Jon Bond

Double-exposure photography and mental health.

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A photo portrait of Jane Beinart smiling and facing the camera wearing a blue apron and surrounded by art supplies

Jane Beinart

Art from the inside.

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A piece of paper with handwriting including a small mind map and other questions and notes

Cecilia Poullain

Gestalt therapy to writing and performing solos shows.

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An energetic illustration of a robot holding a huge rock above his head surrounded by flames/fire

Andrew Wildman

Illustrating for Marvel to storyboarding for TV.

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Ceramic vase in Greek style, with contemporary and abstract birds

Peter White Part 1

From engineering to ceramics, to TV show finalist.

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A photo portrait of Peter White and two other contestants from the Great Pottery Throw Down

Peter White Part 2

Peter's time on TV show The Great Pottery Throw Down.

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A photo portrait of Tara L Lacey smiling but looking off camera

Tara L Lacey

From studying law to returning to acting.

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A photo of a metal staircase

Adriana Saldivar

Exploring and photographing abandoned buildings.

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Book cover for The Behemoth by Debrah Martin with a female face half covering her face with her hand

Debrah Martin

Writing novels and helping others write their stories.

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Lines of thread in different colours laid horizontally to create the illusion of a landscape

Lesley Wildman

On NOT going to art college – first time around.

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A photo portrait of Richard Nicoll live on stage holding a guitar in front of a microphone

Richard Nicoll

Forming punk bands and new writing songs.

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Dark red paint set in a resin block

Morven Shortt

Becoming a mature fine-art degree student.

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A photo portrait of Philippa James sat on a chair smiling and facing the camera

Philippa James

Making photography a career and artistic outlet.

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A black and white pencil drawing of a sad looking Dalmation

Rob Ballentine

A surprising new venture drawing pet portraits.

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A dramatic sky above a landscape of fields, a road and a tree

Karen Joy

Painting acrylic landscapes and  abstracts.

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A photo portrait of Cassandra Sabo who stands at a table working on a pale blue loom

Cassandra Sabo

World traveller and weaver.

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A stylistic linocut print of wild flowers amongst a bed of grass

Gerry Coles

Linocut printing – an unpromising start, but perseverance pays off.

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A photo realistic portrait of a little girl lying on white sheets, in a white dress with her hands over her eyes

Tereza Barnard

From psychology and interior design to painting realist portraits with oils.

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