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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…

Hubdot London INSPIRING STORIES 1 Women’s LIVES on Radio Gorgeous

02 Mar 2016

Hubdot London Meet the Speakers PART ONE  Vivacious Simona Barbieri noticed the natural networking opportunities at a mum’s coffee morning and decided to make it informally formal. Learn more about HUBDOT stories, or go to events:  https://hubdot.com/#home Follow: https://twitter.com/hubdot   @hubdot  Like this? Go to www.radiogorgeous.com for more  

Phenomenal People – VOTE for a WOMAN

01 Jul 2015

Nominate A Woman Who Inspired YOU! PHENOMENAL PEOPLE – INTERVIEW FOR RADIO GORGEOUS BY NICKI BANNERMAN Nicki Bannerman talks with Shakespeare and TV actress Victoria Moseley and poet and author Malika Booker at the Phenomenal People live theatre performance event. A pop-up live performance event called Phenomenal People celebrated stories about women in society with an…

Face Matters – Sally Curson

12 Mar 2015

 Face Matters – Sally Curson  After 20 years in the beauty business, Sally Curson wanted a skin product that actually did what it said on the tin so she founded Face Matters. She uses all natural products and a high concentration of essential oils – for both for their aroma and effectiveness – blended with mineral silicon for…

Girls Will Be Girls – Emer O Toole

10 Mar 2015

Girls Will Be Girls – Emer O Toole Emer O Toole discovered early on that the veneer of gender can be very thin; somewhat like the dress we saw white/gold or black/blue, our eye fills in what we expect to see. In her book Girls Will Be Girls, she encourages us to be brave (braver…

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…

Young feminist we ask Charlie Brades what’s happening? on GORGEOUS GOSSIP

23 Sep 2014

Josephine talks to YOUNG FEMINIST Charlie Brades Also, Can we have it all? Do we even want it? Josephine and Donna discuss Nathalie Loiseau’s new book: Choissez Tout! She is under the impression that women, in trying to be the perfect wives and mothers, are holding back their careers. Stop helicoptering, enough with the breast…

SHARON CORR – The Same Sun – her new album with Elizabeth Kinder on Radio GORGEOUS

17 Sep 2014

SHARON CORR After a spectacularly successful fifteen-year stint with her brother and sisters in the Corrs – the band’s unique brand of Celtic rock sold over 45 million albums world wide – violinist and singer Sharon Corr stepped into the spotlight in her own right  with a blossoming solo career and a musical renaissance.  Celebrating…

EMMA BRIDGEWATER Toast & Marmalade & Other Stories – An Interview with Josephine Pembroke on GORGEOUS LIVES

11 Sep 2014

Emma Bridgwater From the simple idea of wanting to create the perfect bowl and mug for her mum’s dresser, Emma Bridgewater built the pottery empire she always dreamed of. The colourful, cheerful and practical ceramics have the same design she drew 30 years ago in her Brixton squat. She’s come a long way since then…

Melissa Cole BEER EXPERT has a pint with Josephine – and tells us what to drink CHEERS!

03 Jul 2014

Melissa Cole BEER EXPERT Meet Melissa Cole – Beer expert and a woman. The beer industry is male dominated and the consensus seems to be that if we ladies will dain to drink beer, we want it sweet. Thank goodness she is there to set them straight. She and Josephine met for lunch and a…

The Time of Their Lives Maeve Haran on Gorgeous Gossip with Josephine & Donna

01 Jul 2014

  The Time of Their Lives Maeve Haran Josephine and Donna talk to sassy and in her sixties Maeve Haran. Oxford law student turned TV producer turned author, Maeve Haran looked around her and her circle of close university friends who are all in their sixties and not old in the slightest in the way…

Best of Radio Gorgeous with JO WOOD, NAOMI WOLF & HARRIET SERGEANT

25 Jun 2014

Best of Radio Gorgeous You are in for a treat we have created an easy to digest ‘Best of Radio Gorgeous’ for you to enjoy. Firstly you will hear perky Jo Wood talking about hanging out with the Rolling Stones and then the happiness that came from getting of their cloud. Then meet Harriet Sergeant…

BE SAFE I LOVE YOU by Cara Hoffman

24 Jun 2014

Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman As the saying goes: you can never go home again. It’s especially hard to go home if you’ve been in a combat zone. Be Safe I Love You tells the story of Lauren Clay, a woman soldier returned from Iraq, to find her role as the caretaker of the family…

Dark & Stormy CRIME Festival on GORGEOUS GOSSIP

03 Jun 2014

  Dark & Stormy CRIME Festival On Radio Gorgeous we encourage women to try new things: be like Madonna and reinvent yourself if only for an afternoon, you might just like it! In that spirit, we got the lovely novelist and Brighton light Jo Rees to attend the Dark and Stormy Festival of crime writing…

90s Woman Rosie Wilby & World Enough and Time by Fluff Productions on Gorgeous Gossip

03 Apr 2014

Length: 22.00     Gorgeous Gossip  Josephine goes it alone for her gossip – lonely much! But she’s joined via Donna by the cast and producer (Fluff Productions) of World Enough and Time, an era spanning play exploring women’s lives during politically volatile times currently playing at The Park Theatre. Then Josephine had a bad…

Gillian Anderson Price Every Day Vintage Luxuries

Length: 15.00     Gorgeous Living – Gillian Anderson Price If you’re looking for Suffragette jewellery or an early Kelly bag or naked lady playing cards from days gone by (and who isn’t?), Gillian Anderson Price’s wondrous shop in Mayfair will be your first and last stop. She sells all things vintage except clothing including…

YOU CAN BREATHE – The Caroline Kremer Method – Health Special

26 Mar 2014

YOU CAN BREATHE Podcast length: 19:27  Let’s get wild and BREATHE! Breathe properly that is. We have all got used to the idea that we only use a fraction of our brains, but our lungs? Yes, turns out we need to Just Breathe the Caroline Kremer way. The trick: focus on the exhalation. Where breathing…

The Hub DOT for Women who don’t Network on Gorgeous Gossip

13 Mar 2014

Podcast length: 23:45 The Hub Dot on Gorgeous Gossip We love to hang with the gals, have a chat, make connections: otherwise known as networking. Vivacious networking maveric, Simona Barbieri wanted a low tech, low pressure forum for women to get together, tell their stories and support each other. She devised a simple 5 dot…

Female SEX Enhancer & Oldie of the Year awards! GORGEOUS GOSSIP

13 Feb 2014

  Josephine attended the Oldie of the Year Awards and raised a glass (or two) with cartoonist Stephen Abbleby. She managed to nab some of the winners for a chat. Anne Reid from Last Tango in Halifax won Oldie Pin Up of the Year and is even prettier in real life. Campaigner Joan Woolard struck…

Velvet Eccentric Interiors with Abigail Ahern the UK’s hottest Interior Designer

06 Feb 2014

IMAGE ABOVE : ABIGAIL AHERN’s HOME PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length  17.06 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK  ‘”I can’t have enough velvet” Hannah from Velvet Eccentric VELVET ECCENTRIC what does that name conjure up? Something British, lustrous, unpredictable, luxurious. It is the name of a…