Danish-born Peter Jensen is one of London fashion’s most cherished and recognisable figures. Born in Denmark and educated at Central Saint Martins, he established the Peter Jensen brand in 1999 and has been showing as part of London Fashion Week since 2001. Known for a mastery of colour and print, including the signature rabbit motif, the brand caters to a loyal customer base of men and women looking for contemporary design that incorporates charm and wit into wearable clothing. Fifteen years have seen the brand move from cult to established, with stockists worldwide. Belinda Naylor is a podcast maker and an early career fashion curator.
Jill Kennington – born 2nd January 1943 – 60’s iconic model – Face of Vogue 1963 – Worked throughout 60’s and 70’s worked with photographers such as Helmut Newton and David Bailey – The only model to have been photographed at the North Pole in a fashion spread for American vogue – Featured in the cult classic film Blow-Up (directed by Michelangelo Antonioni) – Jill has worked as a portrait and landscape photographer and has 22 portraits in the national collection of the National Gallery in London. Belinda Naylor is a podcast maker and an early career fashion curator
Decoration Editor, The World of Interiors, 1999- 2007 – Founded ‘Studio Toogood’, 2008 – Launch of first furniture collection ‘Assemblage 1’, 2010 – Launch of Toogood clothing, Collection 001, 2013 – Awarded Interior Designer of the Year, German Design Council, 2016 – Awarded Design Excellence: New Generation Award, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2016 – Shortlisted for the British Fashion Council / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, 2017. Belinda Naylor is a podcast maker and an early career fashion curator.
Read by Anna Tierney
The young Elfie has travelled to Linz from London. She is going to stay on a large houseboat with her uncle and his friends, and is fascinated by the different lifestyle, the care to detail, and the exposed pipes which contain all different kinds of waters. Adapting and travelling are exhausting though, and Elfie falls into a dream which leads her down another pipe altogether… Read by Anna Tierney, Elfie und Eleonore (Fur Heidi) by Haley Newman narrates this youngster’s series of personal and social discoveries.
Hayley Newman, Taps auf das Kunstschiff Eleonore, 2017.
© Hayley Newman 2017, Courtesy the artist. Recorded by Rob Aitken.
As Katherine Midgley will reveal, David Attenborough had not needed to travel so far to produce those documentaries for which we all remember him so fondly. The pigeon is the subject of her close analysis over the next 18 minutes. To Midgley, they are far from unwanted co-inhabitants of the cities we live in, but ingenious creatures capable of versatile adaptation which leaves us wanting for similar resourcefulness.
Pidgeon. Image courtesy Katherine Midgley.
Rose Goddard becomes an unreliable narrator, telling us about her chance meeting with Gillian Anderson, and her fascination with Robert Palmer, with as much wit as attitude.
© Rose Goddard 2017. Image courtesy Rice + Toye, London.
When you hear the word ‘Trident’ you might think about the recent renovation of the UK’s nuclear submarine programme, but Chris Alton takes it much, much further back. Tracing all the way back to Homer and antiquity – think Poseidon and his power wielding trident capable of making and disrupting land and sea alike – Alton makes a journey through history to describe how the Trident has been, and in many ways remains, a symbol of power.
William Dyce, Neptune Resigning the Empire of the Sea to Britannia, 1847.
Chris Alton is a British artist who is best known for his involvement with the EDL (English Disco Lovers)
Olga Deterding was an eccentric socialite of 1970s London. She died very suddenly in 1978, choking on a piece of bacon, at midnight, on New Year’s Eve. Olga was a fabulously wealthy oil heiress, reported to have inherited £50 million from her father, although accounts vary in the extreme. She lived in a Brutalist penthouse in Mayfair, which housed a collection of Haitian art, a small vineyard and a painting studio. The building sat right opposite the Ritz Hotel, and Olga was said to spy on its guests from her rooftop through a pair of large, brass binoculars. It was in this flat that Olga hosted the many parties for which she is remembered; her guests included Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn, 70s style journalists like Tom Wolfe and Peter York, the raconteur and writer Quentin Crisp, and many more.
Olga. Image courtesy Izabella Scott. Recorded by Rob Aitken.
With more than a nod towards surrealism, Raque Ford transcribes a dream where she embodies the celebrity superstar Beyoncé. Told from the first person, the artist encounters another celebrity, and what happens next is a true fantasy…
© Raque Ford 2017, Courtesy Rice + Toye, London.