Gemma Cairney at Cambridge Literary Festival

Gemma Cairney at Cambridge Literary Festival
  • Union Chamber, Union Chamber, Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge St, Cambridge, CB2 1UB
    Union Chamber
    Union Chamber Cambridge Union Society 9A Bridge St Cambridge, CB2 1UB UNITED KINGDOM
  • 22/04/2017 11:30 - 22/04/2017 11:30

Gemma Cairney OPEN: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be BBC Radio 1 presenter, TV personality, journalist and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney OPEN's up to talk about how magic and messed up life can be: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between. Gemma Cairney is an important advocate for young people and between her life experiences and her personal insight from her time as BBC Radio 1’s resident agony aunt on The Surgery, she is perfectly placed to offer hope to young people (and the people that love them) questioning what life’s all about or dealing with hard times. Chaired by Alice Wroe, founder of Herstory, a project that uses feminist art to engage people of all genders with women’s history (@herstory_uk)

After a brief go at drama school and a stint working in fashion in her early twenties, Gemma Cairney is now a BBC broadcaster, magpie, and life enthusiast who has won awards for making documentaries on subjects such as young people in violent relationships. She presents The Surgery Show on BBC Radio 1 and co-produced and presented internet entertainment show, The Fox Problem. Gemma has presented shows and one offs for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 6Music and BBC World Service. She is also founder of boutique production company - Boom Shakalaka Productions. She likes to write, explore the planet, trek mountains and DJ garage classics.