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Singer Ella Eyre

Ella Eyre on her debut solo album, childcare if you do not work nine to five, why women seem to be better represented in Scottish politics, and men over 40 and relationships.

21 year old singer and songwriter Ella Eyre made waves last year, featuring on the BRIT Critics' Choice and the BBC Sound Of shortlists. As she now gets ready to release her debut solo album, Feline, at the end of this month. She joins Jane Garvey to talk about making it in the music industry at such a young age, and to perform, Even If, live in the studio.

Why are women better represented in Scottish politics? Has progress towards gender equality progressed or is it stalling? We hear from Meryl Kenny, lecturer in politics at Edinburgh University, and Sarah Smith from BBC Scotland.

The next in our series in which Suzi Godson The Times relationship columnist speaks to men from their twenties to their eighties about their experiences. Today we hear from 56 year old Simon who has two children under 5 and is a father of two 20-something's from his first marriage .

Plus finding appropriate and affordable childcare is a struggle at the best of times, but what happens when you work unpredictable hours? We talk to Ellen Broome from the Family and Childcare Trust about this longstanding problem facing parents and if there's any hope for greater provision for 'wraparound' childcare in the future.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Women and Scottish Politics - Kezia Dugdale

    Duration: 15:08

  • Men and Relationships - Midlifers

    Duration: 12:08

  • Flexible Childcare

    Duration: 07:04

  • Ella Eyre performing live

    Duration: 08:32

Women in Scottish Politics

Why is it that women seem to be better represented in Scottish politics than in Parliament? Has progress towards gender equality progressed or is it stalling? We hear from Meryl Kenny, lecturer in politics at Edinburgh University, and Sarah Smith from BBC Scotland.

Ella Eyre

21 year old singer and songwriter Ella Eyre made waves last year, featuring on the BRIT Critics' Choice and the BBC Sound Of shortlists, and winning Best Newcomer at the MOBOs and a Brit Award with Rudimental on their number one single Waiting All Night. As she now gets ready to release her debut solo album, Feline, at the end of this month, she joins Jane Garvey to talk about making in the music industry at such a young age, and to perform her track Even If, live in the studio.

Ella Eyre’s debut album Feline is released on 28 August on Virgin EMI. Her single Good Times featuring Sigma is out on 21 August, and she goes out on a headline UK tour in November.

Men: family, fatherhood and relationships

The next in the series in which Suzi Godson the Times relationship columnist speaks to men from their twenties to their eighties about their experiences.  Today, Simon who is 56 with two young children under 5 and is a father of two children in their twenties from his first marriage.  He was a career army officer for 36 years and is now a management consultant.  He reflects on being an older father and  the experience of his  second wife’s two miscarriages.  Suzi then joins Jane in the studio to explore some of the issues raised.


Saying Goodbye

The Misscarriage Association

Flexible Childcare

Finding appropriate and affordable childcare is a struggle at the best of times, but what happens when you work unpredictable hours? Perhaps you’re on night shifts or are freelance so don’t work the same days each week.  What are you supposed to do? We talk to Ellen Broome from the Family and Childcare Trust about this longstanding problem facing parents and if there’s any reason to hope for greater provision for ‘wraparound’ childcare in the future.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest Suzi Godson
Interviewed Guest Meryl Kenny
Interviewed Guest Sarah Smith
Interviewed Guest Ellen Broome
Interviewed Guest Ella Eyre

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  • Mon 17 Aug 2015 10:00

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