Fireside Festival

Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre

(Old Town Hall)

Baldock, Herts

SG7 6AR

Friday 26th February 2016 - 7:15pm

5 x 15 with Gala Reception

5 speakers 15 minutes each

£12/10 conc

(inc Welcome Drink & Nibbles)

Louise Foxcroft speaks about her book, Calories and Corsets. Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose life-threatening stones. Meticulously researched, surprising and sometimes shocking, Calories and Corsets tells the epic story of our complicated relationship with food, the fashions and fads of body shape, and how cultural beliefs and social norms have changed over time.

Exploring the relationship between everyday anxiety and our ability to be brave, Catherine Ireton brings us a preview of her exciting new work, "take courage" 

 

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Rosie Boycott is a writer and broadcaster whose career has spanned the national media. She co-founded the feminism magazine Spare Rib in 1971, and went on to become the UK’s first female editor of a British daily newspaper, the Independent on Sunday. She has also edited Esquire, The Independent, and The Express. She has written several books, including A Nice Girl Like Me and Our Farm: A Year in the Life of a Smallholding. Rosie was appointed Chair of London Food by the Mayor to help improve Londoners’ access to healthy, locally produced and affordable food. She writes and speaks regularly about the importance of food in improving health and in reducing carbon emissions.