On Board Cruise Music, Film, and Fashion!
Simon Warner and Jayne Sheridan met as Arts, Entertainments and Sports writers in Liverpool.
In the 1980s they moved to West Yorkshire and set up a Press and PR office for Arts and Entertainments projects. They studied Popular Music, Media and Fashion, while working as freelancers, and have taught on Popular Music and Fashion courses; Simon at Bretton Hall and the University of Leeds and Jayne in Manchester, Southampton and London. They were married last year and now live in Halifax, between Leeds and Manchester, in a restored 1970s condo, overlooking Calderdale’s hills and valleys!
In 2010 Jayne Sheridan’s book on Hollywood, Christian Dior, Audrey Hepburn,Vivienne Westwood, Mary Quant, Paul Smith, ‘The New Black Magic,’ sold more than a thousand copies; is in every Fashion college library and led to talks at the V&A and Vogue’s flagship school at Conde Nast.
Simon Warner is a successful speaker at conferences and as an adult course tutor on Popular Music. His book ‘Text and Drugs and Rock and Roll” came out in hardback in 2013, and in paperback, later the same year. Simon and Jayne both contribute to BBC radio shows on their subjects and have written and taken part in television and radio features on Music and Fashion.
Popular Music and Politics in the 1960s makes up the content of Simon Warner's talks. He likes to involve people in discussions about their favourites - whether Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan or The Stones.
How Hollywood made the going for the Fashion industry, whether Audrey Hepburn in 'Roman Holiday' or Meryl Streep in 'The Devil Wears Prada!