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Fri 21 Oct 2011 11:00 BBC Radio 4

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Friday 21 October 2011

Kit Hesketh Harvey follows the fortunes of judges and competitors taking part in this year's Nailympics. With delegates coming from all over the world to take part, Kit follows the fortunes of Kirsty Meakin from Staffordshire.
Rated number three in the world, Kirsty is already so renowned in the world of nail art that her work is currently being shown as part of the V&A's exhibition ,The Power of Making.
He also meets Marian Newman one of the worlds top manicurists who has over sixty British Vogue covers to her name. She started out as a forensic scientist and explains that the development of the nail industry comes from advances made in dentistry.
As part of the cabaret act Kit and the Widow, for many years a support act to Joan Rivers, Kit's very at home discussing all types of cosmetic enhancement and hopes to come away from the event with a few tips.
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

  • Kit Hesketh Harvey and Kirsty Meakin

    Kit Hesketh Harvey and Kirsty Meakin




  • Exhibit at The Power of Making V&A

    Exhibit at The Power of Making V&A

    Kirsty Meakin's piece at the V&A exhibition The Power of Making
  • Hazel Dixon waiting for her class to start.

    Hazel Dixon waiting for her class to start.

    This was the first time Hazel competed in the Nailympics, she did brilliantly coming 2nd in the nail embellishment category and also 2nd in soak off gel manicure category.


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