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Lindsey Fitzharris The Butchering Art with Donna Freed – AUTHOR OF THE WEEK

26 May 2018

Lindsey Fitzharris The Butchering Art with Donna Freed – AUTHOR OF THE WEEK  Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize, Lindsey’s The Butchering Art is a propulsive dramatisation of Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian Medicine. www.drlindseyfitzharris.com @DrLindseyFitz                            …

The Real Cooking Housewives of Chiswick Take on Nigella Lawson, GORGEOUS KITCHEN with Josephine & Donna

22 May 2018

The Real Cooking Housewives of Chiswick Take on Nigella Lawson: Donna & Josephine in The Gorgeous Kitchen She’s famous for her rich, oozing brownies but does Nigella’s recipe hold up agains the Real Cooking Housewives of Chiswick: Josephine and Donna. The Cooking Housewives get brown and dirty in the bitchy kitchen. It doesn’t get more…

Marilyn Monroe & the birth of an unlikely feminist with Michelle Morgan GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

21 May 2018

Marilyn Monroe & the birth of an unlikely feminist with Michelle Morgan GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke Michelle adores 50’s siren Marilyn Monroe, in fact this is her sixth book about her. The book is called The Girl, The Seven Year Itch & The birth of an unlikely feminist. Hollywood expert Michelle explains how and why…

Can astrology help us to live more mindfully and fulfil our potential? WELLBEING on Radio Gorgeous with In The Moment magazine

Can astrology help us to live more mindfully and fulfil our potential? WELLBEING on Radio Gorgeous with In The Moment magazine The ancient art of looking to the skies for answers has moved into the modern mainstream with more and more of us turning to astrology to help us understand and structure our lives. Jo Carnegie…

Greek Mythology Reading Cards with cosmologist Alison Chester Lambert

15 May 2018

Greek Mythology Reading Cards with cosmologist Alison Chester Lambert Is it time for a new deck of Tarot cards? Cosmologist Alison Chester Lambert has studied the Ancient Greek world and found new idols and gods who resonate with our 21 Century lives. Good gods, bad gods, decadent and naughty gods. Yes please! #Tarot #RadioGorgeous #MindBodySpirit…

The Murlo Estate, Umbria, Italy – GORGEOUS ESCAPES with Sarah Tucker

09 May 2018

The Murlo Estate, Umbria, Italy – GORGEOUS ESCAPES with Sarah Tucker   I’ve just returned from the murlo estate. It’s a good two hour drive from Rome airport, or half an hour from Perugia if you fly Ryan Air Enzo, the driver picked me up. Carrying a large card which said ‘Tucher’ – I have had so…

Patti Boulaye, The Faith of a Child GORGEOUS LIVES WITH JOSEPHINE PEMBROKE

28 Mar 2018

Patti Boulaye, The Faith of a Child GORGEOUS LIVES WITH JOSEPHINE PEMBROKE Effervescent Patti Boulaye was the winner of the last ever ‘New Faces’ show in 1978. Patti’s incredible life started when she was born in a taxi in Nigeria, she literally fell into show business on holiday in England. And she ended up in…

SHE, A celebration of 100 Renegade Women by Harriet Hall – GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

15 Mar 2018

SHE, A celebration of 100 Renegade Women by Harriet Hall  – GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke Fashion historian and digital editor for The Stylist magazine tells us how and why she chose 100 renegade women to grace the pages of her riveting book. Harriet explains that trousers were too shocking, because they show your crutch!…

Linda Nolan, From My Heart – Gorgeous Lives: with Donna Freed

  Linda Nolan, From My Heart, Gorgeous Lives: with Donna Freed After all the drama: the Nolan Sisters break up, her sister and husband died, she was caught out as a benefits cheat, her own breast cancer and depression, Linda bears all and embraces life in the face of secondary breast cancer. Donna makes a…

Karena Johnson, Director Female Parts : Shorts with Donna Freed GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT

07 Mar 2018

  Karena Johnson, Director Female Parts: Shorts with Donna Freed GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT  Karena Johnson talks about Hoxton Hall’s female centred festival culminating in three short plays she is directing: A Woman Alone, The Immigrant and A Mother. Each of these one woman pieces play with stereotype and women’s roles: wife, mother, immigrant that also reflect…

The Little Book of FEMINIST SAINTS by Julia Pierpoint GORGEOUS LIVES on Radio Gorgeous

06 Mar 2018

The Little Book of FEMINIST SAINTS by Julia Pierpoint & Manjit Thapp, GORGEOUS LIVES on Radio Gorgeous To celebrate International Women’s Day, New York Times best selling author Julia Pierpoint and British artist Manjit Thapp have created a must have handbook of 100 secular female ‘Saints.’ These women broke ground, broke ceilings and broke moulds. Saints…

Katie Fforde, A Country Escape with Donna Freed AUTHOR OF THE WEEK on Radio Gorgeous

25 Feb 2018

Katie Fforde, A Country Escape with Donna Freed, AUTHOR OF THE WEEK on Radio Gorgeous Katie’s latest heroine, Fran, moves to the country to run a dairy farm, only problem: petrified of cows! As per usual, there are some other obstacles but both Fran and Katie, show their love of the countryside and its unique…

Fern Britton, Coming Home, with Josephine Pembroke GORGEOUS GOSSIP

Fern Britton, Coming Home, with Josephine Pembroke – GORGEOUS GOSSIP   Fern and Josephine get comfy on the sofa and chat away about Fern’s latest novel Coming Home, set in her beloved Cornwall. Fern also tells us how she finally seduced Phil her husband when working on Ready, Steady, Cook. Fern also opens up about…

Emma Hall, Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT on Radio Gorgeous

17 Jan 2018

  Emma Hall, Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties: Gorgeous Entertainment:  Emma has a mission: produce powerfully entertaining and though provoking theatre that addresses gender imbalances and encourages young people to work in all aspects of the theatre. As Peter Hall’s daughter, she didn’t really have a choice but her production company, Antic Face, which…

Whisky venison steaks with neeps & tatties, Sainsbury’s Mag Recipe GORGEOUS KITCHEN with Josephine & Donna

02 Jan 2018

    Whisky venison steaks with neeps & tatties, Sainsbury’s Mag Recipe GORGEOUS KITCHEN with Josephine & Donna Have you ever celebrated Burns Night? Josephine and Donna talk poetry, the difference between turnips and swede and new year 2018. This is a Sainsbury’s recipe in association with Sainsbury’s Magazine. For more information, go to www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk, and you will…

Ellyn Daniels, Emotional Terrorism Gorgeous Entertainment: With Donna Freed

10 Dec 2017

Ellyn Daniels, Emotional Terrorism Gorgeous Entertainment with Donna Freed    In her one-woman show, Ellyn Daniels charts her life of Paris runways; ballet dancing; world travel; parties at Hollywood mansions and the dark underbelly of this seemingly glamorous life: bulimia; blacking out; and sitting on the precipice of suicide. Drayton Arms Pub & Theatre December…

Mexican ‘pulled’ turkey with rice The Gorgeous Kitchen with Josephine & Donna – A Sainsbury’s Magazine Recipe

05 Dec 2017

Mexican ‘pulled’ turkey with rice in The Gorgeous Kitchen with Josephine & Donna – A Sainsbury’s Magazine Recipe Don’t you want something zingy after all that rich food at Xmas? Use that left over turkey for a quick 20 minute utltra tasty super easy recipe that will liven up those jaded taste buds.  This is…

Charley’s Wood by Charles Duff MAN WEEK with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous

29 Nov 2017

  Charlie was brought up by a homosexual father and lesbian mother. They were also aristocrats, listen to his moving and amusing life story here. His cold father was a cross dresser with a passion for all things royal. His mother adored him until she discovered Charlie was gay too. #memoir #aristocrat #LBGT Buy the…

George by Sean Smith MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

  George by Sean Smith MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Celebrity biographer Sean Smith tells us amazing facts and stories about George Michael, one of the most successful popstars of all time. #GeorgeMichael #pop #celebrity Buy the book: https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008155636/george Never miss a podcast: http://radiogorgeous.com/sign-up-newsletter/

Maria Alyokhina, Pussy Riot with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

25 Nov 2017

Maria Alyokhina, Pussy Riot Gorgeous Riot: Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot with Donna Freed Saatchi Gallery: Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism showcasing 25 years of Russian protest art from November 16 – December 31, 2017 Pussy Riot went viral after Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were imprisoned for performing for 40 seconds in Moscow’s Cathedral of…

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