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The Leisure Society with Gemma Cairney

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Gemma Cairney interviews cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for.

Gemma Cairney interviews cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for.
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Gemma Cairney interviews cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for.

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English


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Santigold on interior design

10/1/2018
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Santigold is the moniker of Philadelphia-born musician and producer Santi White. She released her debut album Santogold in 2008, followed by Master of My Make-Believe in 2012. She has since collaborated with the likes of Jay Z, Q Tip, Kanye West, Beastie Boys and Lykke Li. She joins Gemma at the Wallace Collection in London to talk about her loves beyond music including interior design.

Duration:00:37:16

Michael Stipe on photography

9/23/2018
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Gemma Cairney continues a new series of The Leisure Society, interviewing cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for. For this programme Gemma joins R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe at the ICA in London to discuss his love of photography. He studied photography and painting at University of Georgia before leaving school to form the band R.E.M., serving as frontman and singer-songwriter until the band...

Duration:00:37:35

Theresa from Warpaint on science

9/17/2018
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Gemma Cairney continues a new series of The Leisure Society, interviewing cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for. For this programme Gemma joins Theresa “TT” Wayman from LA band Warpaint at the Science Museum in London to discuss how she discovered a love of marine biology and astronomy at an early age but went into a musical career with Warpaint the band she has been in for fourteen years. They...

Duration:00:31:32

Jason from Sleaford Mods on weightlifting

9/11/2018
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Gemma Cairney begins a new series of The Leisure Society, interviewing cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for. For this programme, Gemma joins Jason Williamson - one half of Electro punk duo Sleaford Mods. Named by Iggy Pop as 'undoubtedly, absolutely, definitely the world's greatest rock'n'roll band', their influences range from mod culture to the Wu-Tang Clan, with lyrics that deal with working...

Duration:00:37:08

Amazing Grace

6/8/2018
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In November 2017 Gemma Cairney went for dinner with the iconic singer Grace Jones. Known for her formidable personality, Gemma was nervous of what she would get. But instead of being fierce, she found Grace funny, warm, and great company over dinner. As part of Hear Her, we revisit that conversation in podcast form. Grace talks about growing up in Jamaica, moving to America, and her nights in the legendary Studio 54 in New York.

Duration:01:01:02

Laurie Vincent from Slaves

1/19/2018
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Gemma Cairney continues The Leisure Society, a new series interviewing cultural icons, innovators, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for. This week Gemma visits Laurie Vincent, best known as one half of the Kent punk band Slaves whose have been building up their following writing songs which confront their apathy-affected generation. Laurie Vincent isn't just the guitarist in Slaves, the 24 year old is also a visual artist...

Duration:00:38:23

Goldie and Hot Yoga

1/16/2018
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The Leisure Society is a new series presented by Gemma Cairney, interviewing cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for. The weekly show will discover how each person's passions influence what they create beginning with musician, DJ and visual artist Goldie. After a ninety minute Hot Yoga session Goldie opens up to Gemma about a range of topics from the legendary Blue Note Metalheadz night in Hoxton,...

Duration:00:34:30

Tracey Emin

1/16/2018
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Gemma Cairney continues The Leisure Society, a new series interviewing cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for. This week Gemma joins Turner Prize nominated artist Tracey Emin at one of her favourite haunts in her home town of Margate, the Shell Grotto. Discovered in 1835, the winding passages are covered in mosaics created entirely of millions of seashells but how they got there is still a...

Duration:00:31:47

Kelley Deal

1/16/2018
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Gemma Cairney continues The Leisure Society, a new series interviewing cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for. This week Gemma joins Kelley Deal lead guitarist with The Breeders, in a wool and craft shop, where she describes how she swapped her heroin habit for knitting. From her work with the Breeders and beyond, Deal has created powerful, inspiring rock music and served as a positive influence...

Duration:00:30:08

Cosey Fanni Tutti from Throbbing Gristle

1/16/2018
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Gemma Cairney continues The Leisure Society, a new series interviewing cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for. This week Gemma visits the home of Cosey Fanni Tutti, performer from avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle, whose art and music inspired a generation and rocked the establishment - to talk about her passion for gardening. As well as a guided tour around her garden, Cosey discusses her...

Duration:00:32:35

Welcome to The Leisure Society

12/14/2017
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Gemma Cairney explores the hidden hobbies and passions of our cultural icons.

Duration:00:01:53