Gemma Cairney at Women of the World Festival

Gemma Cairney at Women of the World Festival
  • Foyles Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Riverside, London, SE1 8XX
    Foyles Royal Festival Hall
    Southbank Centre Riverside London , SE1 8XX UNITED KINGDOM
  • 11/03/2017 16:30 - 11/03/2017 17:30

OPEN: A Toolkit with Gemma Cairney Inspired by WOW, Southbank Centre Artist in Residence, TV and radio personality, journalist and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney presents her book, OPEN: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be – exploring everything from mental health to families and first love to technology and all the stuff in between. Hear from young people in the book as they open up to Gemma about what it means to be a girl today, from the disturbing to the joyful.

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.