Author Fanny Blake|Artist:Melanie Wilson|Ethical Fashion: Amisha Ghadiali |Life stories:Woolfson&Tay

Seeing as life stories are very much on the agenda in this arty edition of Radio Gorgeous, we spoke the experts; Shivaun and Frances, the women behind Bermondsey’s Woolfson and Tay Bookshop, Cafe and Gallery. We asked them how personal stories can change alter our perseptions of the grand narratives of history and help, life by life, to change the world… We talk ethical fashion with comentator, and designer Amisha Ghadiali. We unpick the jargon and tell you how changing your shopping habits can have a positive impact the environment and social justice around the
world. Next, Melanie Wilson talks to Donna Freed about her fascinating new play  ‘Autobiographer’ – an immersive and poetic new play which evokes the story of a woman’s life refracted through the lens of dementia. And last but not least author Fanny Blake will be telling us all about her new book ‘Women of a Dangerous Age’ a novel about starting again in your 50s and the importance of female friendship.

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Published on 09th May 2012

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