My favourite childhood Christmas memory ~ TV guides

Specifically, the Radio Times. I’m sure that many of you will have had a similar experience to me while you were growing up, of getting hold of the Christmas TV guide as soon as it came out and circling all of the programmes and films that you wanted to watch during the festive period. For […]

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Thelma’s Gypsy Girls – They love the frills!

Last night I watched the first episode of Thelma’s Gypsy Girls – a channel 4 show where the wedding dress-maker featured in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding series offers seamstress apprenticeships to traveller girls. Here’s the blurb: “Dressmaker Thelma Madine, from Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, has a reputation for creating incredible wedding dresses for gypsies […]

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In the best possible taste eh, Grayson Perry?

Last night I watched the Channel 4 programme by artist Grayson Perry ‘In the Best Possible Taste’ in which he researches the British class system for his recent artwork: 6 tapestries titled The Vanity of Small Differences. Grayson believes that taste is directly influenced by our class and has created the tapestries to show the […]

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