Gemma Cairney at POW! Thanet Festival in Margate

Gemma Cairney at POW! Thanet Festival in Margate
  • Turner Contemporary, Foyle Rooms, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
    Turner Contemporary
    Foyle Rooms Rendezvous Margate , CT9 1HG
  • 10/03/2017 17:00 - 10/03/2017 18:00

POW! Thanet Presents: Gemma Cairney and Friends Television and radio personality, journalist and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney is joined by four brilliant women - three are published authors - Emma Gannon (CTRL, ALT, DELETE: HOW I GREW UP ONLINE), Award winning Louise O'Neill (ASKING FOR IT), whose first book is currently being adapted for film, YouTuber turned author - Hannah Witton (DOING IT) and fellow BBC Broadcaster, DJ and pioneer of new music on BBC Radio 1Xtra - Jamz Supernova for an OPEN discussion about all the big, bad and beautiful things that growing up is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between. This chat will be frank, fun & hopefully offer leave anyone who comes to watch excited about life! things that growing up is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between.

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.