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An Audience with Jenni Murray - with special guest Electric Penelope

Jenni Murray is one of radio and television’s most respected broadcasters. Her wide-ranging expertise in politics, business and the arts has led commentators to write admiringly of her “well stocked mind”. Join her for this very special evening, during which she will talk about her fascinating life and career, followed by a Q&A.

For the past 25 years, Dame Jenni Murray OBE has been a leading presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, in 1950, she practically grew up with the programme. It was originally launched when she was just four years old and she sitting alongside the family's Bush wireless, listening with her mother and being sent off to the kitchen on spurious errands whenever an item carried a “health warning”.

Woman’s Hour has never been afraid to tackle controversial issues and was the first radio programme to discuss subjects like the menopause, homosexuality and cohabitation. In those early days listeners were warned of any “racy” content - hence the occasional banishment!

Jenni, who began her began her broadcasting career in local radio and regional TV before joining BBC 2’s Newsnight and Today programme on Radio 4, started working on Woman’s Hour in 1987. She was made an OBE for her services to radio broadcasting in 1999 and became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. She regularly writes for newspapers and magazines and has penned a number of books, the most recent of which is My Boy Butch.

Age 12+
1h30m + interval + Q&A

Twitter: @whjm 

Facebook: Clive Conway 

Jenni Murray's special guest on the evening will be Electric Penelope
Anna Emmins AKA Electric Penelope is a singer/songwriter and a budding producer.  Anna is a pianist and her nine brothers and sisters all musicians, singers or music lovers. She was raised predominantly in London above the jazz club her parents ran, which brought about her jazz and soul inspired songwriting.

 

Her self-released debut album 'A New Day' that she co-produced with award winning songwriter and producer Iain Petrie, was launched in Oct 2012. 
Her sound is inspired by soul, funk, jazz, 60‘s pop and reggae.

Click the links below for more information on Electric Penelope
www.electricpenelope.com
Video: 'Scorpion by Electric Penelope'
Facebook: Electric Penelope 
Twitter: @elec_penelope

Year: 2012

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