06/07/2011

This week Libby Purves is joined by Rev. Nicholas Holtam, Rye Barcott, William Rees-Mogg and Sue Tilley.

Rev. Nicholas Holtam has been vicar of St Martin in the Fields for the last sixteen years. He will be ordained as Bishop of Salisbury on 22nd July. In a new book, 'The Art of Worship', he reflects on the pictures in the National Gallery that have inspired him during his time at St Martins. 'The Art of Worship' is published by Yale University Press.

As an American college student on his way into the US Marines, Rye Barcott spent the summer in the Nairobi slums to better understand the ethnic violence he would face in uniform. There, he forged a friendship with a community organiser and a widowed nurse and subsequently set up the organisation, Carolina for Kibera (CFK). He tells his story in the book 'It Happened on the Way to War', published by Bloomsbury.

William Rees-Mogg is the journalist and former Editor of The Times. During his long career he has also been Chairman of the Arts Council, Head of the Broadcasting Standards Council, and Vice-Chairman of the BBC. In his memoirs he looks back over his life and reflects on some of the people and events of his times, including Rupert Murdoch and the war with the print unions, Margaret Thatcher, and Mick Jagger. 'Memoirs' is published by Harper Collins.

Sue Tilley is an author and model as well as manager at a Jobcentre in London's West End. During the 1990s she was the artist Lucian Freud's muse and his nude portrait of her - 'Benefits Supervisor Sleeping' - became the most expensive painting ever sold by a living artist back in 2008. She is taking part in Wayne Hemingway's Vintage festival at the Southbank. In the "Soundtrack of Their Lives" catwalk show, she presents her personal take on the fashion and music of the eighties.

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