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“Josephine is such a positive person! She is really willing you on to express yourself. She has really brilliant questions and is obviously really interested! ” Gillian McCallum CEO of Drawing Down The Moon
“Once you listen, you’ll be addicted and won’t be able to wait for your weekly fix. Hearing talented women talking in depth about their involvement in books, art, music, theatre as well as all manner of health and lifestyle issues is both fascinating and up-lifting. Affirmative, real and full of humour, listening to radio Gorgeous really will make you feel gorgeous.” Jo Rees, Author
This week I was interviewed on Radio Gorgeous, the UK’s longest running women led podcast. My early career was as a radio and TV reporter and out of all the interviews I’ve done, this one was my favourite (except I was the one answering the questions, instead of asking them). Please give Josephine Pembroke a TV Show! She is clever, funny, naughty and kind. It made for an insightful interview as we talked about orgasm, self-discovery, movement as medicine and more.” Betsy Blankenbaker Autobiography of an Orgasm
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“Being Interviewed by Radio Gorgeous is a fabulous experience…I loved every minute. Not only because the gorgeous Josephine herself has actually read the book so the conversation just flows. But what a great idea it is to preserve women’s voices in the 21st century. This is what we thought in 2012 and this is how we said it. What will my grandchildren think?” Anne Sebba – Author
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The Improbable Adventures of Emily Soldene, Actress, Writer and Rebel Victorian, by Helen Batten with Josephine Pembroke
Emily Soldene was a true Victorian, born of the wrong side of the tracks, she was illegitimate and her mother was working class, a bonnet maker by trade. Emily reinvented herself at twenty-two, she took singing lessons and willed herself to stardom. Hear her 3rd cousin once removed best selling author Helen Batten tell us Emily's extraordinary tale of her scandalous life of a performer, business woman and journalist, and without knowing it, a feminist.
#RadioGorgeous #Theatre #History
Donna Freed with Claire-Monique Martin and Charlotte Reidie of One Night with Marilyn
In February 1961 Marilyn Monroe was sectioned by her psychiatrist. One Night with Marilyn is a theatrical exploration of this harrowing time mostly unknown by her millions of fans.
Claire-Monique Martin and Charlotte Reidie, who both play Marilyn in the play, talk to Donna Freed about their roles and the themes of mental illness in the play by PT Rose. It is shocking to think that Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe were born in the same year. Donna Freed will also has a role in the play which will be showing as a staged reading on 26 September at the Drayton Arms at 2:30pm.
The reading at the Drayton Arms is part of a year-long, international project commemorating the death of Marilyn Monroe 60 years ago. For all the information visit @OneNIghtWithMarilyn
@Radio_gorgeous @Freed_Donna @OneNightWithMarilyn #theatre #actors #playwright #MarilynMonroe
Donna Freed with Heidi Amsinck, author of My Name is Jensen
Radio Gorgeous was thrilled to attend - in person - the launch of Heidi Amsinck's debut novel and first in a new series of crime novels, My Name is Jensen. My Name is Jensen introduces us to journalist turned sleuth Jensen, who has returned to her native Copenhagen after some years working in London. An experience that mirrors Heidi's own, although she has remained in London.
Also in attendance at the launch was actor Tim McKinnerny who will be recording the audio book.
Oh what a night! #books #author #crimefiction https://www.muswell-press.co.uk/
@Radio_gorgeous @MuswellPress @HeidiAmsinck1
Chiswick Cinema, London is now open! Meet Kathryn Smith the Manager
Chiswick’s first new cinema since 1934, opens this today! The cinema has four screen for the public, and there is a cafe with bar snacks, cocktails and craft beers.
No ordinary cinema this is high end glamour and much needed culture for the area.
Adorable Dora - a tribute to Dora Bryan by West End Star, Rosemary Ashe with Josephine Pembroke
Singing sensations Rosemary Ashe has a wonderful habit of writing one woman shows to perform, always musical, her last successful show featured Ethel Merman. Today we talked about her spanking brand new show called ADORABLE DORA, a tribute to Dora Bryan. Dora was an actress and singer in the second half of the 20th century, she was a character actress with a colourful life. Rosemary Ashe has a written and is performing the show on a mini tour in London and Brighton this summer.
#OneWomanShow #AdorableDora #RadioGorgeous
Diamonds at the Lost & Found by Sarah Aspinall with Josephine Pembroke
What did we expect our mothers to be in the 20th Century? Apron wearing, docile, tactile and never critical. But one day we find out that our mothers are people and they have dreams and expectations. Today I am welcomed onto Radio Gorgeous a woman who is an award winning producer and documentary maker, Sarah Aspinall. Sarah had a mother who did not fit into the motherly ideal, she dreamed of stardom, glamour and love and actively sought it out. Sarah her daughter was along for the crazy and wild ride, and she has written a memoir of her mother called Diamonds at the Lost and Found published by 4THESTATE.co.uk.
#Memoir #RadioGorgeous #20thCentury
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Professor Baum interview
This interview with Professor Baum has honestly changed my life. I am 45. My mother developed oestrogen sensitive breast cancer aged 44 and had it recurrently, developing a different oestrogen sensitive breast cancer aged 54 which killed her. I have lived in fear of suffering the same. I am considered moderate risk and take tamoxifen as a preventative. I’m now experiencing peri-menopause and are nervous about my options. This interview has calmed me, reassured me and opened up the reality that I can choose to take HRT should I need to. I can’t thank you enough.
Great conversations and life tips
so refreshing to find a website/radio station created for women! And its fun and refreshing - no complaining - just empowering - keep it up radio gorgeous!