A sexual radical gets on our Hackney Wick

MollyParkin © Robert Chilcott

VINTAGE SEXPOT Molly Parkin is holding an exhibition, Molly Parkin’s Playground, subtitled her “top-shelf shop”.

The never-too-old-for-fun novelist, former fashion editor and painter says the show will include all facets of her “amazing life”, which is now in its 84th year.

In her younger days she was, she says, “hell-bent on collecting sexual scalps”.

Scalps should be safe now: Parkin admits she is “a former hell-raiser”.

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* Molly Parkin’s Playground, Formans Smokehouse Gallery, Stour Road, Fish Island, Hackney Wick E3 2NT, Fri 6 Feb 2015-Sun 21 Mar 2015 (Thurs, Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat, Sun noon- 5pm). Private view Thurs 5 Feb at 6pm: moneyjenny@yahoo.co.uk

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