This week Libby Purves is joined by Nick Barnard, Vashti Bunyan, Peter York and Sue Carpenter.
NICK BARNARD Nick Barnard is a stunt pilot who has written a book on how to fly a plane. He comes from an aviation family, first learning to fly at school. After giving up aviation for 15 years, a 'mid-life crisis' provided the impetus to take to the air again, and he co-founded the Yakovlevs display team, and more recently the Redstarz, flying solo and pair displays. His book How to Fly a Plane is published by Thames and Hudson.
VASHTI BUNYAN Vashti Bunyan is a singer/songwriter who was first spotted performing in the 1960s by the manager of the Rolling Stones. He launched her on a pop career, but she grew disillusioned and fled to live in Donovan’s hippy community on Skye. She's now back and has released Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind is available on Fatcat records.
PETER YORK Peter York is described as ‘Britain’s original style guru’ known for his media commentary on English social trends and traits. He was Style editor of Harpers & Queen for ten years and was the co-author (with Ann Barr) of The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook twenty-five years ago. Cooler, Faster, More Expensive: The Return of the Sloane Ranger, by Peter York and Olivia Stewart-Liberty is published by Atlantic Books.
SUE CARPENTER Sue Carpenter is a journalist and photographer. She recently led a photographic project in Nepal for the charity Asha-Nepal, in which girls from desperately poor backgrounds were taught to use a camera to remarkable effect. The photographs can be seen in My World, My View available from Asha-Nepal. You can also view them on the BBC News website.
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