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01/10/2010

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Friday 01 October 2010

With Jenni Murray. The life and work of Cumberland artist Sheila Fell, Jenni talks to her biographer Cate Haste.
Do young widowers find themselves the focus of female attention soon after losing a partner.. and do young widows experience a similar thing? A new campaign, We Can Face It, encourages women with excess facial hair to talk about it and seek treatment. And, should the Vetting and Barring Scheme - aimed at protecting children and vulnerable adults - be scrapped?

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  • Vetting and barring scheme

    The vetting and barring scheme is under review and Civitas has called again for it to be scrapped. So should it go? Jan Cosgrove, of Fair Play for Children and Jennie Bristow of Civitas discuss.

  • Cate Haste on Sheila Fell

    The writer Cate Haste has just published a new biography of the Cumberland artist, Sheila Fell, who L S Lowry called the greatest landscape painter of her generation.

  • The appeal of the widower

    Do widowers hold a special appeal for some women? Jenni is joined by Benjamin Mee who lost his wife to cancer and Barbara Want who was married to Nick Clarke who died three years ago.

  • Unwanted facial hair

    New research shows less than half of sufferers feel able to talk to their doctor about it. Kim Robey, who suffers from excessive facial hair, and Charlotte Footman, St.Mary’s Hospital, London discuss.

  • Cumberland Artist Sheila Fell

    The Cumberland artist Sheila Fell is the subject of a new biography published this week and an exhibition of her work opens at the Offer Waterman Gallery in London on 8th October. She was born into a mining family in the village of Aspatria in the Northern Fells. She became, in L S Lowry's words, the greatest landscape painter of her generation. Jenni Murray is joined by her biographer, the writer Cate Haste.



    Sheila Fell – a Passion for Paint by Cate Haste is published on
    4th October 2010 by Lund Humphries price £35 ISBN: 978-0-85331-979-5



    An exhibition of Sheila Fell’s work will be on show at the Offer Waterman Gallery in Chelsea, London 8th – 29th October 2010

    Offer Waterman Gallery
  • Unwanted Facial Hair

    Excess facial hair seems to be one of the last taboos for women. A new campaign, We Can Face It, encourages women with excess facial hair to talk about it and seek treatment. The campaign claims that many women with facial hair are too embarrassed to talk about it with friends or family and less than half feel able to approach their doctor about the problem. So why do so many women still suffer in silence and how much more can be done these days to help? Jenni is joined by hair removal specialist Charlotte Foreman and by 23 year old sufferer, Kimberley Robey.

    We Can Face It
  • The Appeal of the Widower

    Why do widowers sometimes attract female attention? When 42 year old Benjamin Mee lost his wife to cancer, within days he found himself the focus of female attention, some of which was inappropriately sexual. When he spoke to other men who'd prematurely lost a partner, he found others had had similar experiences. Why would becoming a widower increase a man's appeal for women? And do young widows experience a similar thing? Jenni talks to Benjamin Mee and to Barbara Want author of 'Why Not Me?: A Story of Love and Loss", whose husband, Nick Clarke, died in 2007.

    The WAY Foundation
  • Should the Vetting and Barring Scheme be scrapped?

    This week the independent social policy think-tank Civitas published an update to their 2008 report, Licensed to Hug, in which they call for the Vetting and Barring Scheme to be closed. Jenni Murray is joined by one of the Report's authors, Jennie Bristow and by Jan Cosgrove of Fair Play for Children.

    Fair Play for Children

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