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Extreme, life-changing stories and adventures from the world's intrepid holidaymakers and travellers. The Extreme Holidays Podcast will entertain and inspire you, take you to places you've never been to before, and get you questioning life and human existence. Presented by award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington, survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran. Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.com.
 
The Art Business is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to talking about both cultural and business aspects of the art world with some of its key players. It is hosted by Dr David Bellingham, Programme Director of the MA in Art Business at Sotheby‘s Institute of Art London.
 
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My Extreme Holidays Podcast is returning on 29 January 2022. Hear more about it in this clip and how you can be a guest on my show. Find out more at www.ruthmillingtonauthor.com Don't forget to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. It means you will be the first to hear when new episodes come out and it will help others to find this podca…
 
Kojo Marfo's work has become familiar to Londoners living and working in the West End over the last two years since appearing in the 'Isolation Mastered' open competition finalists' exhibition at JD Malat Gallery in Mayfair in the summer of 2020 following months of lockdown. His magnificent portrait paintings caught the eye of important collectors,…
 
A HAPPY 2022 FROM THE EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST! Here’s a very special New Year message from me and some of my guests about how travel can help your mental health. Never has it been more important to take care of ourselves particularly as we face challenging times ahead with the pandemic. Even if you currently can't travel abroad, many of us still c…
 
Conrad studied Pure & Applied Mathematics at Warwick University and his early career was in oil derivatives trading. He took my summer school in Art & Its Markets at Sotheby's Institute of Art and was inspired to become an art consultant and dealer. In 2014 Conrad launched the Emerging Artist Prize which now has over 2,000 global artists applying w…
 
Tot is best known in the art world for his London contemporary art gallery, Riflemaker which he co-curated with Virginia Damtsa from 2003-2018. His first novel The Story of John Nightly was published in 2017. We talk about his early days in London as a session drummer and his first experiences with the art world from regular visits to Sotheby's to …
 
Merry Christmas from the Extreme Holidays Podcast! I’m taking a short break over the festive period but tune in to this trailer to find out who is coming on the show in the New Year. With 8 episodes already published, including my hair-raising tale of surviving the Bam earthquake in Iran and my attempt to save 12 people, there are lots of inspiring…
 
In this episode, host, Ruth Millington, swaps seats and speaks to Don Robbie about the most extreme journey she has ever been on. In 2003, Ruth and her best friend were Christmas visitors to Bam, Iran. On Boxing Day at 5.26am local time, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the city. The quake destroyed 90% of the town and eventually led to the tragic de…
 
JD Malat is a contemporary gallery founded in 2017 and located in Mayfair just down the road from Claridges Hotel and alpha galleries and auction houses including Gagosian, Sadie Cole and Philips. We talk about London as an art world hub, how galleries develop their artists as well as how they have coped with the pandemic. music ‘Baby, I Miss The I…
 
In 2018, Iain Young, Andy Hocking & Clive Marsden took a road trip on Royal Enfield motorbikes from Kathmandu in Nepal to Everest Base Camp in Tibet. From the thick, muddy roads of Nepal to the heady high-altitude plains of Tibet, learn how these three friends – all touched by cancer in some shape or form - dealt with the harsh conditions. They’ll …
 
Jacqueline is an alumna of the MA in Art Business, Sotheby's Institute of Art London. Since joining Bonhams in 2017, Jacqueline has been involved in some of the company's most important sales and events, most recently the previously unseen single-owner sale ‘Kusama: The Collection of the late Dr Teruo Hirose’. As Head of Sale, she brought the first…
 
When Ellis Charlesworth, an experienced sailor and former Royal Navy gunner, invited his brother for a sailing trip on his yacht, the last thing he expected was for their trip to end in disaster. Ellis discusses the role male pride and trust played in his fight to save him and his brother's life, the impact the disaster had on their relationship, a…
 
Anna Somers-Cocks OBE is one of the best-known names in the international art world. After her early career as a curator at the V&A Anna went into art journalism and founded The Art Newspaper in 1980. She is also renowned for her work with the Venice in Peril Fund as well as the Illicit [Antiquities] Trade Advisory Panel. We talk about the power of…
 
Ruth Millington joined Sotheby's Institute of Art London this summer as Director of Careers Services. We discuss life and art and Ruth's forthcoming art-historical book Muse (Penguin, due April 2022) which looks at the proactively creative roles of muses, both female and male, in art. music ‘Baby, I Miss The Internet’ (Rama, Rama, Rama) by TOT TAYL…
 
Most people wouldn’t dream of doing a detox never mind going on holiday to Costa Rica to undertake a 30-day water fast run by a fanatical leader! Elicia Miller talks about her decades’ long struggles with her health, the challenges she faced whilst fasting, and how her extreme holiday set her on the road to overcoming her behavioural patterns, find…
 
In this opening episode David Bellingham, Programme Director of the MA Art Business, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, speaks with Craig Brown, Head of Fair Development and Exhibitors, Masterpiece London, about African art, art fairs and Masterpiece London. music ‘Baby, I Miss The Internet’ (Rama, Rama, Rama) by TOT TAYLOR is used by kind permiss…
 
In 1981, Gail Aldwin decided to travel on a double-decker bus from London to Kathmandu. Her overland trip took her across some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Fraught with challenges, Gail recounts tales of smuggling, breaking cultural sensitivities, and the heavy hand of the law. She also discusses how travel has …
 
Justin Barker, an American citizen, was just a teenager when he and his family were gassed and robbed in Cuba. Justin discusses the effect it had on him and reveals his suspicions of who may have committed this terrifying crime. He also speaks about his new memoir, Bear Boy, his stance against animals in captivity, his views on game reserves and th…
 
In 2017 artist Hannah Scott got on her bicycle and went off to cycle the world. She discusses life on the road, the challenges she’s faced, meeting her fiancé, escaping Nepal as the Covid19 pandemic hit, and the family ties behind her famous surname. This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Hannah for the second episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast…
 
The prolific Danish writer and poet, Peter H. Fogtdal, shares some of his extreme travel stories including contracting a deadly disease at a health spa in Thailand and nearly being kicked out of an ashram in South India! I’m delighted to be joined by Peter for the first episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast. Peter is an award-winning writer and po…
 
Follow/subscribe now to Extreme Holidays, a brand-new podcast starting this September. In each episode, award-winning travel writer and adventure junkie, Ruth Millington - survivor and heroine of the 2003 Bam earthquake in Iran - will be joined by some amazing intrepid holidaymakers and travellers who have endured extreme, often life-changing, situ…
 
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