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Gorgeous Curiosities: Viktor WYND The Unnatural History Museum

22 Jun 2020

Curiouser and curiouser – it’s not MAN WEEK and yet we present Viktor Wynd, writer, artist and pataphysicist? Dear listener, we couldn’t resist! Viktor Wynd takes Donna Freed on a tour of his Hackney museum, The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Unnatural Science. The walk-in curio cabinet is crammed with all manner…

Edible Pleasures – A Textbook of Aphrodisiacs by Lana Citron with Josephine Pembroke on Radio GORGEOUS

17 Dec 2018

Edible Pleasures – A Textbook of Aphrodisiacs by Lana Citron with Josephine Pembroke Did you know that kiss means smell in other countries and that even everyday food like milk and bread are aphrodisiacs? Author Lana explains our sensual relationship between food and sex and how smell, taste and lust are all intertwined. #RadioGorgeous #Sex…

Gorgeous – Art Show by Barbara Hoogeweegen With Josephine Pembroke GORGEOUS ART

15 May 2018

Gorgeous – Art Show by Barbara Hoogeweegen Barbara is fascinated with the female face, she researches, photographs and studies her sitter for hours. Barbara  goes to her studio and over six to eight hours and paints her subject with vibrancy and passion. Barbara adores oils and layers her paintings with gooey paint. Her mark making…

Setsuko Ono, Artist, with Donna Freed GORGEOUS LIVES on Radio Gorgeous

18 Feb 2018

Setsuko Ono, Artist with Donna Freed GORGEOUS LIVES on Radio Gorgeous  Setsuko Ono, younger sister of Yoko Ono, grew up and was educated in Japan, Europe and the USA. Following in her father’s footsteps, she worked for the World Bank while also studying art formally. She started exhibiting once she retired in 2003 and her first…

Philippa Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS

18 Oct 2017

   Philippa Adams with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS Gorgeous Culture: Philippa Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery and Curator of Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream and artists Alexi Williams-Wynn and Kate MccGwire with Donna Freed. @saatchigallery insta: kate_mccgwire #alexiwilliamswynn Mrs V gives us style & fashion advice on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

09 Mar 2017 Mrs V gives us style, fashion & culture on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke  Style on the go, dashing ex model Vanessa – Mrs V takes us on a whirlwind tour of The V&A’s fashion exhibition while she tells us how to have youth enhancing style – yes please!  Sign up to gorgeous Vanessa’s…

Playwright Abi Zakarian new play FABRIC Gorgeous Entertainment with Donna Freed

11 Aug 2016

New Play, Fabric, by playwright Abi Zakarian with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous  Playing all throughout August at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Abi Zakarian’s new play exposes the unravelling  of a young woman’s life after she is raped. She was commissioned to write the one-woman show for actor Nancy Sullivan and director Tom…

Shari Lapena The Couple Next Door Sainsbury’s Magazine AUTHOR with Donna Freed

Shari Lapena The Couple Next Door Sainsbury’s Magazine AUTHOR with Donna Freed    From bankruptcy lawyer, to English teacher to literary novelist, Shari Lapena has written her first thriller. If ever there was an embodiment of the poem: Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave, When First We Practice to Deceive! Shari burrows into the…

SLAP and TICKLE – Liz Aggiss DANCER breaks EVERY RULE Gorgeous Lives with Jo Rees on Radio Gorgeous

08 Jun 2016

SLAP and TICKLE – Liz Aggiss DANCER breaks EVERY RULE Gorgeous Lives with Jo Rees on Radio Gorgeous  Liz Aggiss describes herself as an un-disciplined artist with an un-disciplined body of work. This does not mean she is undisciplined. Au contraire. She is exceptionally disciplined. Dodging categorization and being classified as unclassifiable, has been a…

Mermaid’s Work by Fiona Howe – Singer Songwriter & Film Composer

19 Jan 2016

  Mermaid’s Work Fiona Howe – Singer Songwriter & Film Composer Length: 20.47 Fiona Howe has copious strings to her creative bow many of which were put to use for her album Mermaid’s Work. Her starting point was the sea but then a melding of words and music. Her self produced album features her compositions,…

ARTIST Susy Michie – APHORISMS at the Hospital Club LONDON

05 Feb 2015

Artist Susy Michie is obsessed with pattern. Her powerful, intricately textured works are created with thousands of minuscule pencil marks. Josephine joins Susie at The Hospital Club for a private tour of her current exhibition. @sumichieartist  General Enquiries For more GORGEOUSNESS join our mailing list

Perfume Society & Divine Feminines Josephine & Donna on GORGEOUS GOSSIP Radio Gorgeous

09 Dec 2014

    GORGEOUS GOSSIP:  oo.45 PERFUME SOCIETY : 6.31 GG: While Donna is under the weather, Josephine is out tripping the light fantastic and picking up must have Feminine Divine paintings for Radio Gorgeous.  Jo Fairley of the Perfume Society has come out with The Perfume Bible, a gorgeous and informative book to ignite the…

EMLYN REES A Very Hungover Caterpillar

24 Nov 2014

  It’s the Man Show! Donna gets rather overheated as she introduces us to Sadie Hawkins day, where the women do the asking – or chasing as the case may be. Josephine visits Planet of the Apes – or Gibralter. Our first guest on the Man Show is thriller writer, husband and writing partner, father…

Agathe Sorel Artist

20 Nov 2014

Our Week: 00:26 Agathe Sorel: 11.06 Josephine has the invitation of the season to a Spanish seaside wedding held at a nudist beach, the brides arrived in matching dresses on a …. we can’t ruin the surprise – listen and learn how it’s done! Donna explores the question: just because you can, should you? as…


18 Nov 2014

  Isabel Wolff GHOSTWRITTEN Man Booker prize winner Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North tells the story of the prisoners of war working on the Burma Death Railway but Isabel Wolff’s Ghostwritten tells the story of Klara, one of the many Dutch colonials interred on Java during the Japanese occupation. It is…

Andree’s War by Francelle Bradford White GORGEOUS LIVES on Women at War Week on Radio GORGEOUS

12 Nov 2014

Andree’s War is the story Francelle Bradford White’s mother who was a founding member of the French Resistance during the German occupation of Paris. She was passing documents under the Nazi’s nose while working at Police Headquarters. Francelle wrote Andree’s story as a way of connecting with her as Andree now has Alzheimer’s.All proceeds of…

Juliet West Before The Fall

11 Nov 2014

Juliet West Before The Fall Working as a journalist, Juliet West uncovered the story of Before the Fall at the National Archives at Kew. Her heroine works at a cafe on the Isle of Dogs during WWI and has an affair with a man with “reserved occupation” and therefore unable to enlist as a soldier….

Dusty An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend By Karen Bartlett

22 Oct 2014

Dusty Springfield – An Intimate Portrait by Karen Bartlett  Born to seemingly conventional parents – accountant father and Irish housewife mother – Dusty also seemed quite conventional and unremarkable until at 16 she transformed her look and launched herself on the world with determined, blond ambition. She was a pioneer of so much we now…

Bosom Buddies meet Pauline Giles

20 Oct 2014

GORGEOUS GOSSIP Josephine & Donna’s Week A Flower & an Earl : 00.28 Pauline Giles founder of Bosom Buddies: 10.25 Josephine and Donna review their week: Josephine scared the pants off Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer and Donna – after cooing to our canine producer Kissie Moo – proves a crap car owner and gardener…

Sound Women meet Women Presenters

06 Oct 2014

Josephine and Donna sound off on their Sound Women event. The highlights: Fi Glover, Jane Garvey, Angie Greaves  and Annie Nightingale – obviously; the low lights: blisters due to traipsing up and down the Victoria Embankment looking for the bloody Hispaniola! STOP PRESS Angie Greaves is coming onto Radio Gorgeous soon! Our That’s Entertainment guest…