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Richard Goldstein, Sir Anthony Seldon, Paul Wayne Gregory, Kimmie Rhodes

Libby Purves meets headmaster and writer Sir Anthony Seldon, former rock critic Richard Goldstein, chocolatier Paul Wayne Gregory and singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes.

Libby Purves meets headmaster and writer Sir Anthony Seldon; former rock critic Richard Goldstein; chocolatier Paul Wayne Gregory and singer and songwriter Kimmie Rhodes.

Paul Wayne Gregory is an award-winning chocolatier who provided chocolates for the Queen's 80th birthday celebrations. He trained as a pastry chef before learning the art of chocolate artistry in France and Spain under chefs Jean Valentine and Oriol Balaguer. He is currently working on a chocolate art exhibition which will feature sculptures, casts, copies of famous pieces of art such as the Mona Lisa and original chocolate art work by Paul himself.

Richard Goldstein is acknowledged as one of the founders of rock criticism who started his career at the Village Voice in 1966. He championed the idea that rock music was a serious art form long before it was acceptable. In his memoir, Another Little Piece of My Heart, he tells how he toured with Janis Joplin, hung out with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys and was in the front row when Jimi Hendrix burnt his guitar. Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the Sixties is published by Bloomsbury.

Sir Anthony Seldon is the headmaster of Wellington College in Berkshire. He introduced happiness - or well-being - lessons at his school and co-founded Action for Happiness which aims to create a happier and more caring society. In his book, Beyond Happiness, Sir Anthony distinguishes between pleasure, happiness and joy and offers an eight-step approach on how to make our lives more meaningful and rewarding. Beyond Happiness: The Trap of Happiness and How to find Deeper Meaning and Joy is published by Hodder & Stoughton.

Kimmie Rhodes is a singer and songwriter whose songs have been record by a range of performers including Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. She grew up in Lubbock, Texas and began her singing career at the age of six with her family gospel trio. Her new album, Cowgirl Boudoir, is dedicated to her mentor - singer and record producer Cowboy Jack Clement. Cowgirl Boudoir is on Sunbird Records. Kimmie Rhodes is on tour.

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43 minutes

In the studio

In the studio
L-R: Anthony Seldon, Paul Wayne Gregory, Kimmie Rhodes, Richard Goldstein


Role Contributor
Presenter Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest Anthony Seldon
Interviewed Guest Richard Goldstein
Interviewed Guest Paul Wayne Gregory
Interviewed Guest Kimmie Rhodes
Producer Paula McGinley


  • Wed 1 Apr 2015 09:00
  • Wed 1 Apr 2015 21:30