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Summer music festivals line-ups - how many female artists are included?

Female artists performing at summer music festivals; Tutoring, exams and assessments; Yasmin Khan, food writer & her book, 'Ripe Figs:Recipes and Stories from the E. Mediterranean'.

It’s exams season coming up. This summer, students will receive A-level and GCSE results based on their teachers’ predictions, after exams were cancelled for the second year in a row due to the pandemic. Teachers will be required to compile evidence to substantiate their predicted grades. Ministers have insisted that this year's grading system is the fairest plan, rather than using algorithms. However, there are concerns that ‘pointy elbow’ parents have been pressurising teachers to boost their children’s exam grades. To discuss the issues Anita talks to Emma Irving, who works part time as a private tutor, and Richard Sheriff, Executive headteacher of Harrogate grammar school and president of the Association of School and College Leaders.

In Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from the Eastern Mediterranean, food writer, Yasmin Khan explores eastern Mediterranean’s border politics. She travels to the refugee camps of Lesvos, Istanbul and Nicosia, Cyprus. She talks about the women in Athens who have created a safe spaces for refugees and the women who use them. Yasmin also talks about the women who have set up a restaurant in Lesvos to integrate refugees into daily life on the island.

This week the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival announced a one-off live streamed event in May, the bands will be performing at Worthy Farm but the audience will be at home around the world. However there are plenty of festivals planned in person once social distancing laws are – hopefully – lifted this summer. Many of them have now revealed their line-ups, and overall they are still featuring majority male artists, particularly among the headlining acts. Joining Anita are two women who want to change that - founder of the F-List Vick Bain and Maxie Gedge, UK project manager of Keychange, an initiative set up by the PRS Foundation to encourage better gender representation in music.

Presenter: Anita Rani
Producer: Kirsty Starkey

Interviewed Guest: Richard Sheriff
Interviewed Guest: Emma Irving
Interviewed Guest: Yasmin Khan
Interviewed Guest: Vick Bain
Interviewed Guest: Maxie Gedge

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42 minutes

Chapters

  • Exam grades

    • Exam grades

      This summer, students will receive A-level and GCSE results based on predicted grades

      Duration: 12:24

  • Yasmin Khan's new cook book

    • Yasmin Khan's new cook book

      Recipes and Stories from the Eastern Mediterranean, food writer, Yasmin Khan

      Duration: 10:46

  • Chocolate's historic link to women

    • Chocolate's historic link to women

      We explore chocolate associated with women and its historic links with exploitation

      Duration: 02:19

  • Women artists at music festivals

    • Women artists at music festivals

      Music festivals have secured this year's line ups, of which the majority are male artists

      Duration: 10:58

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  • Fri 2 Apr 2021 10:00

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