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The Last Bohemians meets female firebrands and maverick outsiders who have lived live on the edge and who still refuse to play by the rules, from subversive musicians and rock'n'roll groupies to groundbreaking artists and game-changing style icons. The series is presented by journalist Kate Hutchinson and is produced by an all-female audio team, with portraits by Laura Kelly. Season one features Molly Parkin, Bonnie Greer, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Pauline Black, Amanda Feilding and Pamela Des Barres. Subscribe so you get season one, in one go, on 4 March 2019.

The Last Bohemians meets female firebrands and maverick outsiders who have lived live on the edge and who still refuse to play by the rules, from subversive musicians and rock'n'roll groupies to groundbreaking artists and game-changing style icons. The series is presented by journalist Kate Hutchinson and is produced by an all-female audio team, with portraits by Laura Kelly. Season one features Molly Parkin, Bonnie Greer, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Pauline Black, Amanda Feilding and Pamela Des Barres. Subscribe so you get season one, in one go, on 4 March 2019.
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United Kingdom

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The Last Bohemians meets female firebrands and maverick outsiders who have lived live on the edge and who still refuse to play by the rules, from subversive musicians and rock'n'roll groupies to groundbreaking artists and game-changing style icons. The series is presented by journalist Kate Hutchinson and is produced by an all-female audio team, with portraits by Laura Kelly. Season one features Molly Parkin, Bonnie Greer, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Pauline Black, Amanda Feilding and Pamela Des Barres. Subscribe so you get season one, in one go, on 4 March 2019.

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English

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Episodes

7: Pamela Des Barres: the definitive rock'n'roll groupie discusses Led Zeppelin, her wild past and the #MeToo movement

3/3/2019
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Pamela Des Barres is the definitive groupie who moved to Hollywood in the 1960s, embraced free love and hippiedom, and frolicked with musicians like The Who’s Keith Moon and The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger. She documented it all in her iconic tell-all book I'm With The Band and she inspired the character Penny Lane in the film Almost Famous. During the waves of feminism that have come since, however, Pamela's candid tales have been criticised, the supposed sexual liberation of the halcyon...

Duration:00:28:24

6: Cosey Fanni Tutti: sex, subversion and class with the artist and industrial music pioneer

3/3/2019
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When it comes to uncompromising musicians and artists, Cosey Fanni Tutti is in a league of her own. As part of Throbbing Gristle in the 1970s, she helped pioneer industrial music and her solo shows, modelling work and ‘actions’, as she calls them – including those that were part of the cultish collective and commune COUM Transmissions – blurred the lines between performance art, sex and subversion. Once considered shocking, her gallery shows shut down, now her vision is celebrated. After TG,...

Duration:00:29:06

5: Pauline Black: the original rude girl on female empowerment, intersectionality and being a music trailblazer

3/3/2019
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Think of punk and ska in 1980s Britain and you may well picture bands like The Clash and The Specials. Pauline Black, however, is the original rude girl. As the driving force behind Coventry 2-tone group The Selecter, she was a rare woman of colour making her way in music and sticking two fingers up to the skinheads while she was at it. Today Pauline is a style icon and a cultural force, with her signature fedora, Doc Martens and formidable attitude, as documented in her book, Black By...

Duration:00:23:05

4: Amanda Feilding: beat poets, psychedelics and self-trepanation with the leading LSD campaigner and countess

3/3/2019
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Amanda Feilding is flying the flag for the medical benefits of recreational drugs like cannabis and LSD with her pioneering work at The Beckley Foundation. Based out of the 75-year-old's tumbling country pile in Oxfordshire – which is ringed by a moat and has an island encircled with temple-like pillars – the foundation funds leading research into the medical benefits of psychedelics and mind-altering substances. Amanda is also a countess whose lineage traces back to Charles II of England....

Duration:00:30:24

3: Bonnie Greer: the playwright and critic considers Basquiat, Madonna, making work about race and how not to play it safe as an artist

3/3/2019
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Chicago-raised Bonnie Greer is instantly recognisable in the UK as a television pundit, playwright and critic. She famously took on former BNP leader Nick Griffin on BBC's Question Time and has written five books and numerous plays that skewer politics, identity and race. The Last Bohemians meets Bonnie in Soho, London, where she explores how the 1970s New York of Basquiat and Warhol shaped her an an artist, as well as her far-ranging ideas on making work about race, ageism, navigating the...

Duration:00:32:09

2: Molly Parkin: the grand dame of British bohemia on Soho's glory days, Louis Armstrong and self love

3/3/2019
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The inspiration for this series, Molly Parkin is a painter, erotic novelist and a former fashion editor who was once just as famous for her bedroom liaisons with the movers and shakers of London. She is never without a bejewelled turban on her head or a saucy anecdote at hand. Now 87, she lives on the iconic World’s End estate in Chelsea, in a kaleidoscopic apartment filled with her art and clothing. In this candid – and fairly explicit! – episode The Last Bohemians meets her at home, where...

Duration:00:26:03

1: The Last Bohemians - Trailer - Launching 4 March

2/19/2019
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The Last Bohemians is an independent new audio series that meets female firebrands and controversial outsiders from significant eras in culture and the arts. From subversive musicians and rock'n'roll groupies to groundbreaking artists and game-changing style icons, these are women who have lived life on the edge and still refuse to play by the rules

Duration:00:01:52