Fenella Fielding recording for aod's Sweetness of Honey CD (Sappho poetry with music and spoken word)
Fenella Fielding’s career began in the 1950s and is still going strong with theatre bookings and TV appearances. The name Fenella Fielding is synonymous with wit, glamour and sophistication, whilst her uniquely seductive vocal skills make hers one of the most instantly recognisable voices in show business.
Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre. Simon is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, an Associate of the National Theatre and Almeida Theatre, and in 2003 was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to the Arts. He is an Honorary Fellow of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and of the British Institute of Psychoanalysis. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Warwick University, City University, London and the Open University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Dr. Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her speciality is ancient and mediaeval history and culture. A scholar at Oxford University, she has taught at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and lectured at Cornell, Bristol, UCL, Maastricht, Utrecht and Manchester. She is a Tutor for Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education and a Research Fellow of King’s College London.
Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She appears on BBC Radio 4 as a presenter of documentaries and she is a reviewer of books, films, plays, television and art on Saturday Review and Front Row. Natalie was also a stand-up comedian for 12 years, and was the first woman ever to be nominated for the prestigious Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She retired in 2009 to spend more time writing. She is the author of The Ancient Guide to Modern Life and The Amber Fury.