Rosie Boycott on reinvention; Whither the fringe?

Nadia Manzoor likes to take a light-hearted view of what it is to be young, Muslim, and female in the UK today - from her unique perspective as a British-Pakistani stand-up comedian. . Nadia Manzoor joins Jane Garvey to talk about her life as a young British-Pakistani woman, and how her life experiences proved rich material for her show.

Sir Tony Hawkhead from Action For Children on why siblings are so often separated when they go into care.

As life expectancy increases, jobs for life become a thing of the past and pensions fail to provide enough to live on. many more of us are re-inventing ourselves. So how easy is to take up a different career or juggle different projects? What qualities do you need? How useful is the internet? Rosie Boycott, currently the Mayor of London's Food Advisor and Sophia Stuart, currently a digital strategist, have both reinvented themselves. They join Jane in the studio.

Last week the first ever Community History Prize for Women's History was awarded by the Women's History Network. The prize celebrates history projects which are by, about or for women in a local or community setting. The winner is the Women in Industry - St Ives Archives which looked at the often forgotten industrial heritage of clothes and textile manufacture. Jane is joined by Professor Maggie Andrews and Maggie Davies of the St Ives Project.

Claudia Winkleman has decided to give her signature fringe the chop in order to present the new Strictly Come Dancing series. Celebrity hairdresser Denise McAdam and hair historian Caroline Cox talk to Jane about the highlights and lowbrows of the fringe.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Erin Riley.

Release date:

Available now

58 minutes

Last on

Mon 8 Sep 2014 10:00

British Pakistani Abuse Survivor

The shocking sexual abuse and exploitation of more than 1400 girls in Rotherham involved predominantly white victims and perpetrators of Pakistani origin. But, as we heard on last week’s Woman’s Hour, British-Pakistani women are also the victims of abuse by men within their communities. One young, now successful, businesswoman was inspired by the revelations from Rotherham to talk publicly about the abuse she suffered as a child in the hope it would prompt others to come forward. Jane speaks to Ruzwana Bashir about why it’s so hard for British-Asian women to speak out about sexual abuse.

Woman's Community History Prize

On the 5th September the first ever Community History Prize for Women's History was awarded by the Women’s History Network. The prize celebrates history projects which are by, about or for women in a local or community setting. Shortlisted projects included histories of the suffragette pilgrimages, the work of the women of Cambridge in the university laundries and a pioneering housing scheme in Nottingham in the 1960s. The winner is the Women in Industry St Ives Archives which looked at the often forgotten industrial heritage of clothes and textile manufacture in a town mainly known for its art and fishing.

Fringes

Claudia Winkleman has decided to give her signature fringe the chop in order to present the new Strictly Come Dancing series. Her heavy bangs brushing just above her eyes have been called the most annoying haircut on TV, but what is all the fuss about? It’s just hair after all... or is it? Celebrity hairdresser Denise McAdam and hair historian Caroline Cox jain Jane to talk about the highlights and lowbrows of the fringe.

Reinventing Yourself

As life expectancy increases, jobs for life become a thing of the past and pensions fail to provide enough to live on, many more of us are re-inventing ourselves. So how easy is it to take up a different career or juggle different projects?  What qualities do you need? Is it something that women are particularly good at? How useful is the internet? Rosie Boycott, currently the Mayor of London’s Food Advisor and Sophia Stuart, currently a digital strategist, have both reinvented themselves.

 

The Long + Short

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestNadia Manzoor
Interviewed GuestRosie Boycott
Interviewed GuestSophia Stuart
Interviewed GuestMaggie Davies
Interviewed GuestMaggie Andrews
Interviewed GuestDenise McAdam
Interviewed GuestCaroline Cox
Interviewed GuestTony Hawkhead
ProducerErin Riley

Late Night Lauren Laverne

Late Night Woman’s Hour

Lauren Laverne and guests in intimate, frank and funny Late Night Woman's Hour.

TakeBackConTROLL

Take Back ConTROLL

Four women struggle to reclaim their identity after being abused online.

The Menopause

The Menopause

A series exploring its impact on women’s work and relationships, and potential treatments

Woman's Hour video

Woman's-Hour-Video1920x1080.jpg

Visual delights from Woman's Hour.

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram

Get all the pictures, videos, behind the scenes and more from Woman’s Hour