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Fearne Cotton: Speak Your Truth

4 –⁠ 11 Feb 2021, 7.30pm
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Portrait of Fearne Cotton
Stephanie Sian Smith

'This book is going to help a lot of people.' 

Philippa Perry

Fearne Cotton discusses Speak Your Truth, her new book on connecting to your inner truth and finding your voice, in a broadcast talk with Gemma Cairney.

At the start of 2020, Cotton discovered she was at risk of needing a throat operation, followed by weeks of recovering in silence.

As someone who has made a career out of her voice, she found herself facing a period of contemplation, and began thinking about other times her voice had gone unheard.

Recalling a comment someone made when she was little, she writes, ‘That’s someone else’s truth I’ve been carrying around for decades.

‘What might you be carrying that doesn’t belong to you?’

Drawing on the book, this event delves into the ways we learn to stay quiet for the wrong reasons.

Cotton explains how to find your own authentic words, assert yourself and speak out with confidence.

Cotton’s hugely popular podcast, Happy Place, was launched in 2018. She has been a TV and radio presenter for almost 25 years.

As a writer, she has published several cookbooks, two children’s books and journals including Happy and Calm.

Cotton is in conversation with broadcaster, television and radio presenter Gemma Cairney.

This event is pre-recorded exclusively for the Southbank Centre.

'Fearne Cotton is a tireless seeker of the truth, and a wonderful communicator of sanity, hope, and (most refreshingly of all) reality. This is, simply put, a beautiful book.' 

Elizabeth Gilbert

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Age recommendation

For ages 16+

This broadcast is Captioned.

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Copies of Fearne Cotton’s new book, Speak Your Truth, are available for purchase within the UK for £16.99. The books are sent out by Foyles via post (postage is included in the price).

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Contains some language of an adult nature.

Dates & times

First broadcast: available from 7.30pm on Thu 4 Feb and for seven days on demand.


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