“No More Soggy Bottoms”

As a girl, Mary Berry was told “There isn’t any career I can recommend for you.” She has been a magazine food editor and TV presenter, and has published over 70 cookery books. At 82 she has no plans to retire.


Patti Smith

As well as being an acclaimed musician, Patti Smith is an accomplished poet and climate activist.

Helen Garner

Here’s a brave one. Intelligent, talented, fearless. “Everybody gets into trouble. My reply to (young writers) is ‘blaze away’. You … More

Geraldine Doogue

“I PRIORITISE FRIENDSHIP IN MY LIFE. FOR ME IT IS THE GLITTERING PRIZE.” Here’s an inspiring model of grace and … More


  This photo is from a workshop held in 2016, by Dance East in Britain, focusing on the artistry of … More