Virginia Ironside



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Anyway, I’m delighted you’re here, so hello.


Latest News

Updated 30/01/2020

New Live Dates For 2020

The Time of Our Lives – This is a show in two parts I’m doing with Terence Blacker. The first half is my show Growing Old Disgracefully and the second is Terence Blacker singing brilliant songs like this.

Find out where you can see my show HERE

Agony Aunt – The Oldie And The Idler

I’m agony aunt of the Oldie, my favourite magazine, which is absolutely great. At my age I didn’t think there was a chance of keepin’on truckin’ but it seems there is. On top of that I’m agony aunt of The Idler, which is a wonderful magazine as well – http://idler.co.uk/articles/ – so do subscribe.

My Latest Book

My latest book is No, Thanks! I’m Quite Happy Standing! It’s available from Amazon UK here.

No Thanks I'm Quite Happy Standing Cover

I was really touched by Wendy Holden writing about how much she enjoyed the book in her Daily Mail column. Read her review here.

Virginia Ironside on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends

I recently appeared as a guest on this BBC Radio 4 programme to talk about my latest book No, Thanks! I’m Quite Happy Standing!  You can listen again here.

‘Granny Annexe’ Columns Online

The latest editions of my monthly column for The Oldie are now available to read here.

Robin Ironside Website

A content rich online resource dedicated to the life and work of Robin Ironside is now available here

My book Robin Ironside: Neo-Romantic Visionary (written with Peter Boughton, and Simon Martin) was published to accompany two exhibitions of my late uncle’s work in 2012. It’s now available from the Pallant House Gallery BookshopYou can find out more about Robin Ironside and hear me talking about him on the BBC radio Today programme here.