Natalie is a Musical Theatre actress with a passion for people. Natalie finds nothing more exciting than learning about new people - she even talks to people on the tube (Yes she is northern).
Brought up in the Middle East, Vicky is open to new cultures and experiences which is highlighted consistently throughout her work and her personal life. With a background shaped in the creative arts, Vicky continued her passion for communication and story telling as a presenter and producer in both radio and TV, as a writer […]
Margaret was born in London of Irish parents, ‘I grew up loving and understanding the importance of family and friends’. This love of people and different cultures drew her into acting and as an actress and dancer she travelled all over the world. ‘Theatre I believe is in your blood, whether you experience it through story telling, as is common in the Irish tradition, or through stepping on stage, it never leaves you. I will always be interested in people and telling their stories.’ Margaret’s academic career kicked off when she was 37 at Reading University with a BA in Film & Drama. ‘I was then called to teach as I wanted a life where I could experience contribution and growth on a daily basis. Teaching fulfils my need to contribute and I love being able to help people find their path, and their voice!’ From her time in Las Vegas to England's National Theatre, with a spell in the corporate world, Margaret is living proof that life is a wonderful tapestry of opportunities waiting to show up when you are ready and open to receive them. Margaret is very excited to bring her radio show, Fit, Fabulous & 50+ to an audience that are vibrant, sexy and sassy enough to have their say, say their piece and find their voice. My blog is about us women who are 50+ but unwilling to settle for the glib stereotyping inundating us by the media. If we have poor opinions of ourselves, and let's be honest that is encouraged by most advertising companies who want us to compare ourselves to each other, to billboards, and to a fantasy that is not only unattainable but non representative of a huge demographic, then we need to take our power back. Back from the advertisers, public opinion, and unrealistic expectations of ourselves and each other. FIT, FABULOUS & 50+ is a platform to gather women together to reclaim our power, support each other and address the inequality that is rife, yes rife in the current social climate!
With 7 years of professional experience, Jacqueline is an accomplished presenter and was noted as one of The Voice Newspaper’s ‘One’s to Watch in 2017’. Perhaps best known as the anchor of Sky One Saturday morning programme ‘What’s Up TV’, Jacqueline has proven her ability to front both tough consumer and current affairs content as well as light hearted entertainment. With a wealth of radio, voice-over, premieres and live hosting under her belt, Jacqueline’s impressive CV boasts household names and brands from Anthony Joshua to John Legend, Trace TV to Team GB. Jacqueline loves to take on a challenging subject and walk away having learned something new which also serves as a contribution to the wider society.
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.
Cassie Fox is known as the 'fairy punkmother' of the UK female-led DIY music scene! She's the founder of LOUD WOMEN, a collective championing women in music through gigs and tours, an annual festival, a blog, an ezine, and a record label. Cassie plays guitar, bass and keyboards in various punk bands. She is mum to two exuberant little boys (and two exhausted cats), and wife to musician Chris Fox. In her day job, she edits books. She would rather be playing the Pyramid stage, though.
Sarah Ryan is an International Matchmaker, Dating Expert, Heartbreak Coach and Author. Awarded 'Best Matchmaking Agency 2016' and 'Best Company Dating Writer 2017,' Sarah is an advocate for love, helping new singles start over again giving them the tips and tools necessary to navigate the modern day dating scene. Sarah also helps single’s heal heartbreak and get ready to find and build a loving, lasting and fulfilled relationship.
Molly Merwin is an American actor based in London with a passion for storytelling and listening. She performs in and produces fringe theatre, improvised theatre, independent films, web series and voice over. Molly has been known to sit down with people for chats on podcasts and in pubs. In addition to being an actor, Molly has a Bachelors in Communication and Media Studies. Molly gets comfortable with women blazing the trail in the arts, sciences and politics in the most universally way possible. Join her a for a comfortable, intimate chat.
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.