Angela is The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Social Media Murder Series, including Follow Me and Watch Me, and an award-winning screenwriter. She owns more books than any one person could ever read - but she’s going to give it a bloody good try anyway. Angela has performed on television, radio, and across the country, on CBS Reality’s Written in Blood, BBC Ouch’s Edinburgh Festival Stage, The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Camp Bestival, Panic! (in partnership with Create, the Barbican, and The Guardian), and at the London College of Fashion, among others. A sufferer of the debilitating chronic condition Ehlers Danlos III, Angela is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and volunteers with Womentoring, Meet a Mentor, and at HM Prisons. She is passionate about bringing marginalised voices into the creative industries.
Maya is a multi-media journalist and jewellery professional. She believes in the life enhancing beauty of gemstones - as a fusion of science, art and history. Bringing together her extensive knowledge of the gemstone/jewellery industry with digital media. She's got an exciting list of guests from different parts of the supply chain, from mine to market. Maya is involved in projects that support women in mining, girls' education, improve the lives of women as well as global conservation efforts. If you're interested in the multifaceted nature of this industry and would like further insight, this show is for you!
Presenter, fitness lover and blogger Jess has spent most of her adult life bouncing between the UK and Italy. When not at work or training she spends her time trying out different ways to keep fit – body and mind. She believes in the power of experience and that buzz we get when we try something new - it can energise and lift our whole lives. Listen to Jessie as she gives you a 5 minute round-up of different ways to workout and keep fit from burlesque and pole dancing through to open water swimming and Cross-fit, get inspired and if they take your fancy – give them a go! You will meet some amazing people along the way, get fit and maybe start a passion that will last a lifetime.
Parveen is passionate about her culture as well as her cuisine, as a wife and mum of three, she is a keen advocate of Indian home cooking and a dedicated cookery teacher. After leaving the corporate world a decade ago, Parveen began demonstrating and teaching cooking around the UK and Europe. Parveen believes that with the right method and the right spices, anyone can create the most delicious authentic food. Parveen is able to demystifies the art of Indian cooking with her simple step by step instructions and top tips. Every recipe has a light hearted and personal anecdote, giving an insight into Parveen's family life and Asian culture... But, the real beauty of her recipes is that they really work
Vonda was first propelled to our screens as a member of the girl band MADASUN in 1999. They were successfully signed to record label V2 for 5 years during which time they had 3 top 20 hits in the UK coupled with even greater success overseas especially in Italy and Australia. Besides the usual circuits of ‘Smash Hits’ Top of the Pops’ and SMTV at the time, Madasun toured the summer Festibarr Colisseum shows and fronted Italian Vogues Iceberg jeans Campaign, shot in Hollywood by top photographer David La Chappelle alongside Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson. After the band, Vonda presented 2 shows on Sky, ‘The Guest List’ and ‘Vonda and the Doc’ which was a type of embarrassing bodies show and her interest in health and wellbeing was born. Motherhood persuaded Vonda to take a few years off to bring up her 2 young children and in the meantime successfully open an upmarket children’s fashion and gift store together with qualifying as a nutritionist, something she is passionate about. Vonda also started developing her own property portfolio. Her love of restoring and developing was created as a child watching and learning from her father who has been developing property now for over 50 years. Vonda is currently a regular fashion expert on QVC for Skechers and other fashion brands as well as a keen blogger on fashion and motherhood on her blog www.motheroftweens.com. In her free time Vonda can be seen at the gym working out including Spinning and Pilates. As an ex-dancer this has always been an integral part of her life. She comes from a very theatrical family with her mother a dancer for many years with Saddlers Wells and her sister, the actress Cindy Shelley, from The Young Ones, Bottom and Howards Way.
Influencer. Journalist. Stylist. Commentator. Akua Gyamfi is the founder of multi-award-winning platform The British Blacklist, a media outlet for BAME entertainment professionals. Each episode Akua Gyamfi will be joined by her friends in the industry (Jan Asante, Debbie D'Oyley and Farrah Charles) alongside a special guest to discuss the latest happenings in the film and entertainment world. Expect debate, discussion and laughter. We also have the EFF-iT Safe Room... what has made you say EFF-iT this week let us know? Akua has built a media brand respected throughout the industry for its dedication to news of British black professionals in entertainment and its database documenting and championing their achievements in a way that hasn't been done before. With a career spanning two decades, Akua has worked with iconic brands such as the BBC and BFI as well as putting her styling talents to good use with the best of British including Naomi Campbell. She's established herself as a key player in recording and supporting what makes us great.
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Welcome to my website. Most of you will know me as the founder and chief executive of Funny Women which I set up in 2002. Funny Women provides comedy expertise to help women to perform, write and do business with humour. I do a few other things as well so this is my personal space to tell you about […]
Malak Obaidi is a broadcast presenter whose enthusiasm towards celebrating diversity and world cultures is evident in all aspects of her work. She currently works as a presenter for the Travellesz Channel, an online platform that aims to promote cultural awareness by documenting interviews, events and cities around the world. Malak also presents the radio show GoldFoodies, where she chats about everything food! We chat about everything tasty around London, from the latest trends to the greatest (or not so great) restaurants! We also discuss international cuisines and feature special guests on the show to delve into the diverse world of cooking and eating! Tune in to satisfy your foodie cravings as we present a new food related theme every week...
Sandy is a hugely experienced and award-winning broadcaster - currently freelancing at talkSPORT on the Alan Brazil breakfast show and at Magic 105.4 and Mellow Magic. She has more than 30 years experience as a news presenter , documentary maker , podcaster and reporter covering current affairs, politics, sport, music and entertainment. She has presented for Radio 4 , 5 Live, LBC, and the Guardian. Sandy is regularly invited to judge awards including the Sony Awards, Arqiva and IRN awards. Sandy is also a visiting lecturer at City University , media coach and offers walking tours for small groups in London - drawing on her many years experience as an entertainer and story teller.
I was born and bred in Watford, a town labelled by Lonely Planet as “the kind of place that makes you want to travel.” They weren’t wrong: I lived and worked in the the Middle East, Caribbean, Asia and South America before returning to Blighty where I work as a travel and lifestyle journalist. When I’m not working, I am out and about exploring London with Talk of the Town - a dynamic walking tour guide company I co-founded, that aims to provide the inside track on the London scene for locals and visitors alike. I’m also interested in fashion, food and the arts (I serve on One New Change’s Style Council), socialising and sports: I am a season ticket holder at Watford Football club where I volunteer as a Vicarage Roadie - a team of Watford supporters who work to enhance the match-day experience for home and away fans. Hospital Radio (where I visit patients before co-presenting a request show on Wednesday) and politics (I’m an active member of my local Liberal Democrats group) are other interests. However my biggest passion is international travel: free time and disposable cash is spent abroad.
Sarah qualified in London in 1985, and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians three years later. She did Golden Circuit training jobs and became a Consultant at St Mary's in Paddington. She is now in full time independent practice. Sarah lives in South West London with her husband, two grown up children and an elderly cocker spaniel. When not doctoring she can be found making books, hats, art, knitwear - or eating fabulous food.