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Twiggy 1960’s

05 Jun 2014

Twiggy 1960s on Radio Gorgeous

In the 1960s Twiggy was the most famous model on the globe in the 1960s as big as the Beatles and she was only 16. HEAR her story here on Radio Gorgeous, Twiggy tells us about growing up in Neasden in the 1960s, the madness of fame and her career as a model, film star, musical theatre star, and more…..in Twiggy part two we hear about her love life, family, her modelling and now as a designer at M&S.

Desdemona – a play about 3 women That’s Entertainment on GORGEOUS GOSSIP

19 May 2014

Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief If Othello is a play about men and power and Desdemona is the murdered pawn in Iago’s plot for Othello’s downfall, this play is all about the women’s enmeshed relationships behind the scenes. Sadly, the result is the same and that darned handkerchief is still the deciding factor is…

Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury at London’s Bush Theatre

06 Mar 2014

Podcast length: 27:37 Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play: drumroll please!: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Southwest Africa from the German Sudwest Afrika Between the Years 1884 – 1915 is on at the Bush Theatre until April 12, 2014. The first documented genocide of the 20th Century was perpetrated…

The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams at The Langham London W1 Gorgeous Gossip

27 Feb 2014

Podcast length: 23:15 Here we go again: it’s half term again! Donna tries to run from her shadow, I mean her son. And Josephine tries to lose hers in Dans le Noir but accidentally gets him and his friends pissed instead – alas, another holiday survived. Back to the show! The Langham Hotel is the…

The Women of The Full Monty: Rachel Lumberg & Tracy Brabin reveal all!

20 Feb 2014

Podcast length: 24:26 In 1997 the original “feelgood” film The Full Monty made us all believe in miracles. Oscar winning screenwriter, Simon Beaufoy recently returned to Sheffield to bring the story to the stage. Tracy Brabin and Rachel Lumberg – two Northern lasses – tell us what life is like on the road with the…

Author Jessie Keane/ Vanessa Bailey Three Day Film/Sarah Crompton Dance Critic

07 Aug 2013

Show Length 46.47     Jessie Keane  4.39   Vanessa Bailey 14.25   Sarah Crompton 27.52 PROBLEMS With the LINK ABOVE click on THIS ONE! Haven’t got time to listen to it all? Scroll to your fave bit…..   Gorgeous Gossip this week we discuss is whistle blowing to your best friend ever a good…

The HOLLYWOOD Show/Author of the Week Daisy Waugh/Costume Designer Joanna Johnston & Actress Indra Ové

13 May 2013

    You don’t have to listen to the whole show just scroll where you want to go To listen on your TABLET/CELL PHONE/MOBILE Press this link Show Length: 75 minutes Gorgeous Gossip Donna and Josephine discuss the origins of the Hollywood sign. Author of the Week – Daisy Waugh – Melting the Snow on…

GORGEOUS TIME! Author KARI HERBERT/Theatre JANICE OKOH/Healing ANNA HUNT/Gardening NICOLA HARDING

30 Mar 2013

Radio Gorgeous is taking you on an unbelievable journey today. Our itinerary
starts at home alone – we’ll explain in Gorgeous Gossip – and then we shift to the
South London world created by playwright Janice Okoh in her play Three Birds, which deals with 3 children left alone at home.

www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Next we trek to the polar regions with polar explorer and Author of the Week Kari Herbert who talks about her book Heart of the Hero. Kari was inspired to write about polar wives and her mother is in the book. Kari is from a polar family Kari Herbert’s first language was Inuktun, the Thule dialect of Greenlandic, a result of living with the Polar Inuit of Northwest Greenland from the age of ten months. She is the daughter of the pioneering polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert and author Marie Herbert.

www.kariherbert.com

Just North of Antartica we stop off in Peru, where celebrity journalist Anna Hunt tells us of her remarkable travels and her journey to becoming a bone fide Shaman herself. She was inspired to write the book The Shaman in Stilettos. Josephine’s first question to her was – what is a shaman?

www.annahunt.com

And finally, we come back home again to London – West London – very near Radio Gorgeous. Have you started to think about planting some vegetables or herbs yet? We have and we met up with inspiring Garden and Interior Designer Nicola Harding tells how to have green fingers without much skill. Yippee!

www.nicolaharding.com

Nicola Harding Gardener & Interior Designer for people who don’t think they need one!

Radio Gorgeous is taking you on an unbelievable journey today. Our itinerary
starts at home alone – we’ll explain in Gorgeous Gossip – and then we shift to the
South London world created by playwright Janice Okoh in her play Three Birds, which deals with 3 children left alone at home.

www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Next we trek to the polar regions with polar explorer and Author of the Week Kari Herbert who talks about her book Heart of the Hero. Kari was inspired to write about polar wives and her mother is in the book. Kari is from a polar family Kari Herbert’s first language was Inuktun, the Thule dialect of Greenlandic, a result of living with the Polar Inuit of Northwest Greenland from the age of ten months. She is the daughter of the pioneering polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert and author Marie Herbert.

www.kariherbert.com

Just North of Antartica we stop off in Peru, where celebrity journalist Anna Hunt tells us of her remarkable travels and her journey to becoming a bone fide Shaman herself. She was inspired to write the book The Shaman in Stilettos. Josephine’s first question to her was – what is a shaman?

www.annahunt.com

And finally, we come back home again to London – West London – very near Radio Gorgeous. Have you started to think about planting some vegetables or herbs yet? We have and we met up with inspiring Garden and Interior Designer Nicola Harding tells how to have green fingers without much skill. Yippee!

www.nicolaharding.com

Nicola Harding Gardener & Interior Designer for people who don’t think they need one!

Gorgeous Women in Gorgeous Guises with Charlotte Josephine/ Anne Sebba/ Virginia Ironside /Clare Duffy

02 Mar 2013

  you don’t have to listen to the whole show…you can just scroll to your favourite bit… Gorgeous Gossip and Bitch Boxer What is a bitch? Are you a bitch?  And is it such a bad word? Josephine and Donna discuss this emotive word in their Gorgeous Gossip, which leads us into Donna’s interview with…

City Chickens |Theatre: The Pirate Project |Colour Me Beautiful | GR: Room by Emma Donoghue

02 Jun 2012

Donna Freed finds a slice of the country in the heart of the city at Becky Shield’s allotment, and tries her hand at chicken wrangling… We talk to The Pirate Project’s Chloé Déchery about female pirates past and present – cross-dressing, swash-buckling and ruthless. Lucy Foster’s imaginative new play creates a sisterhood across the centuries…

Artist turned gardener Tessanna Hoare| Reclaiming 50 with High 50’s Daniela| Theatre:The Vibrator Play| Susie Rogers: beauty and science

27 May 2012

Artist turned gardener Tessanna Hoare talks us through what food to grow and how not to kill our favourite flowers. She explains why turning away from the world of high art and starting her business Gardens On Site was, in a sense, a return to her roots… http://gardensonsite.wordpress.com/ Next we talk to Daneila Soave, Deputy…

The Power of Introverts | Elsa Quarsell Domestic Burlesque | Charlotte Betts The Apothecary’s Daughter | Theatre: Our New Girl

20 Feb 2012

Introverts vs. Extroverts: We respond to claims made in Susan Cain’s new book ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking. Does today’s society place too much emphasis on the pushy go-getters? Do we under value quiet types? www.thepowerofintroverts.com/about-the-book Susan Cain says: 1. There’s a word for “people who are in…

Our New Girl: Review and Interview with the play’s director Charlotte Gwinner | Theatre, nannies and nightmares…

Josephine and Donna review Our New Girl, a new play at the Bush Theatre, written by Nancy Harris and directed by Charlotte Gwinner. Josephine interviews Charlotte Gwinner to find out about the development of the play and what it was like, as a new mother, to direct a drama which contains such an unsettling examination…