Gemma Cairney at Henley Literary Festival

Gemma Cairney at Henley Literary Festival
  • Kenton Theatre, 21 New Street, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2BP
    Kenton Theatre
    21 New Street Henley-on-Thames , RG9 2BP
  • 05/10/2017 18:30 - 05/10/2017 19:30



F-Word: Gemma Cairney, Louise Pentland & Holly Smale

A frank, fearless and funny discussion of what it means to be a feminist in 2017 with three top speakers: presenter of Radio 1's advice show The Surgery and author of Open: A Toolkit For How Magic & Messed Up Life Can Be Gemma; Sprinkleofglitter vlogger, UN Gender Equality Ambassador and author of Wilde Like Me Louise; and Holly, author of the bestselling series of Geek Girl YA novels.

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.