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Charlotte Church to deliver John Peel Lecture

By | Published on Thursday 26 September 2013

Charlotte Church

Having been delivered by Pete Townshend and Billy Bragg in previous years, the third John Peel Lecture will be delivered by someone who is neither old nor a man, which is nice. Charlotte Church will take to the stage for the annual event at the Radio Festival in Salford next month, with the talk also broadcast on BBC 6music.

While her predecessors have focussed on how new artists should be supported, Church will focus on the issues faced by women in the music and other entertainment industries. She said: “Music is a big part of part of my life. I’ve had some interesting times during the past fifteen years, facing the same problems that many other women face when trying to forge their way in the music and entertainment worlds. I’m looking forward to encouraging a healthy debate around this important topic”.

Her speech will be broadcast live on 14 Oct, and will be made available as a free download afterwards. Church will also appear on a special edition of ‘Women’s Hour’ on BBC Radio 4 on 12 Oct, discussing the role of women in music.