We reflect on issues raised at this year’s Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre. This week we discuss education, mentoring and the future of feminism in the next generation. Including interviews with the Southbank’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, writer Caroline Bird, Funny Women’s Executive Producer Lynne Parker, artist Jessica Akerman and writer Syd Moore.
Writer Sofka Zinovieff talks about her new book The House on Paradise Street; set in Athens it tells the story of a family fractured by ideological differences and the legacies of war. We also discuss her latest non-fiction works; ‘Eurydice Street – A Place in Athens’ which explores her complicated relationship with Greece as a British expatriate; and ‘The Red Princes’ which tells the story of her wayward Russian grandmother- a Russian aristocrat turned communist!
Metro’s astrologer Juliette Genik talked to us on International Astrology Day about the special significance of the Equinox, the astrology of love +what’s in the stars for us this Spring! Plus a special offer for RG listeners.
The Gorgeous Reads critics discuss Angela Carter’s Wise Children: a bawdy comic tale of love, illegitimacy, family melodrama, show business +the seedier side of Shakespeare… With Sonali Chapman,editor of The Oldie Review of Books +Alice Conde, visiting tutor at Goldsmiths.