Ann Richards: The Lost Fire

Ann Richards:  The Lost Fire

Freedom Chevalier brings alive the figure of Ann Richards, politician and feminist icon, whose warmth and words still inspire today. In 1991 Ann Richards became the governor of Texas, only the second female ever to take this position in 150 years. Ann Richards was born in Texas in 1933. She spent her childhood in the […]

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Zandra Rhodes in London

Zandra Rhodes in London

An interview with leading fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. We meet Zandra Rhodes in her fabulous London penthouse, an oasis of colour nestled a stone’s throw from The Shard and atop of her self-founded London Fashion and Textile Museum. More than 50 years into her illustrious career, the fuchsia-haired veteran designer Zandra Rhodes is as busy […]

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Fascinating Ladies: Edith Durham

Fascinating Ladies: Edith Durham

This weekend would have marked the 150th birthday of the British woman the Albanians call ‘the Queen of the Mountain People’. Edith Durham was born in London on 8 December to a respectable surgeon’s family, and for the first 37 years of her life she painted watercolours (some of which were published and exhibited at […]

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Fascinating Ladies: Marie Corelli

Fascinating Ladies: Marie Corelli

Little-known novelist Marie Corelli and why she was eclipsed by the Bard Ask most people about Stratford-upon-Avon, and the name that immediately springs to mind is William Shakespeare. The well-known playwright is a source of inspiration to budding writers as well as being a tourist attraction. But Stratford boasts another writer, and one whose name […]

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