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With a theatrical background, Chloe is an avid theatre goer and entertainment queen. She delves into seeking new, exciting, moving and sometime bizarre productions. As an Actor she has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts, toured Internationally in theatre and also played housemaid ‘Alice’ in the first 3 seasons of Downton Abbey. She regularly hosts […]

Julia Streets is an entrepreneur, host, speaker and performer. With over 20 years’ experience in business –financial services, marketing, technology, and Diversity and Inclusion. Julia is the founder and CEO of Streets Consulting. Julia has been named one of Brummell Magazine’s Inspirational Women on Boards. The same City publication named her one of their Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs. In […]

“As a post operative Transwoman of a certain age, living and loving in London, Angie has decided to break her silence and share her life experiences with you. Her message is of hope and empowerment, to highlight the similarities we all share and not the differences. It’s very hard being anyone, this is exacerbated being non […]

Born into a working-class Muslim family in Manchester, Patsy has spent her life on a journey of self-discovery, constantly expanding her horizons and challenging herself to achieve new goals. In a dysfunctional family with limited horizons, her outlook was transformed by an English live-in nanny who effectively raised her and gave her the confidence to […]

Sandra Ewers is fighting the war on diabetes and keeping the dialogue open about this serious health condition.  This is an important message as there are currently four million people in the United Kingdom alone that have diabetes and nearly four hundred million worldwide.  Sandra is a public figure with a personal health and fitness […]

Timea is an internationally renowned marketing expert, she is a regular speaker at conferences and a published author on brand building and public relations. She won two pitch competitions, grew a profitable social enterprise and successfully exited from it. Currently, she runs her content marketing agency, Content Bonum Limited in London. She is the license holder […]

Kirly-Sue (aka Susanne Kirlew) is a vegan cook, TV presenter, vegan expert and author, born & bred in London to Jamaican parents, her Jamaican heritage is reflected in her cooking and baking. Kirly-Sue is helping to change the image of vegan food, so if you think being vegan is all about boring, bland tofu and […]

STEFANIA PASSAMONTE Stefania Passamonte is a international concert pianist, recording artist and entrepreneur. Founder and owner of the International Music Academy “London Piano Masters” as well as the classical record label Master Chords Records, Stefania is voting member of the Recording Academy for the Grammy’s Awards in the USA and the BPI for the Classic […]

Mary Fenwick started as a journalist with Radio New Zealand, before joining London Weekend Television. Current writing includes a monthly column for the UK’s biggest mindful living magazine, Psychologies. Mary is a director of Enterprise and Parliamentary Dialogue International (EPDI) advising on the role of women in building democracy and prosperity. She is a former business director of […]

Julia Greenaway has worked in broadcast journalism for more than twenty years. Before she embarked on her Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at Leeds University, she was a children’s storyteller playing ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at a family theme park. She loves the tradition of storytelling in any form from those passed down the generations around camp fires to old and new writers alike. Her favourite book ? She likes contemporary stories that are honest and true to life like Isabel Losada’s ‘Battersea Park Road To Enlightenment’, books that have a great sense of place and character such as Penelope Fitzgerald’s ‘Offshore’ and she’s a mad keen Agatha Christie fan. Julia is keen to enable more and more women to successfully crack the worlds of writing and broadcasting.

Isabelle Schuler is the Founder and Composer at From Sonnet to Song. Growing up in the beautiful state of Oregon, Isabelle was first dazzled by Shakespeare’s works as performed by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She hopes to lead from the incredible example they set by making Shakespeare more accessible (and honestly more fun).   Isabelle […]

Martha is From Sonnet to Song’s Co-Producer and resident Director. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, where she completed a hefty course on Shakespeare. She is an advocate for equal access to education, and she hopes that From Sonnet to Song will help to make Shakespeare more accessible. When she’s not working […]

Coming from a foundation arts training at Brighton College of Art and subsequent three years at the London College of Communication studying graphics my working life has been involved in visual creativity in one way or another.  I worked on part work magazines, ran print workshops for community groups of all ages, taught in special […]

Julia Collier was born in Windsor, grew up in Margate, and has lived in London for most of her life – apart from 5 years in Manchester, where she trained as an actress at Manchester Poly School of Theatre.   To earn a crust, she has worked in numerous offices as a temp (mainly within the […]

Judith Walker is a Fine Artist, Cartoonist and Stand up Comedian. Judith Walker was born in Leeds and brought up in West Yorkshire.  She moved to London in the 70s to study fine art at Central St Martins, London, then went to the USA to do a masters at New Mexico State University. Recently she […]

Jackie Handy is an International Trainer, Author and Speaker.   She supports people across the globe with self-awareness , change work and personal development , as well as sales, service and leadership corporate training. She speaks at conferences, via webinars and at events motivating audiences to achieve more in their lives and accelerate their personal […]

Athene was born in England, brought up in Canada and completed her education with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Washington in America. After college she returned to England where she was elected to the RIBA and began practicing architecture, specializing in hospitality design. She taught architectural design and interior design at universities in England and the US. She has always made time for community involvement, whether helping lead a successful effort to save Covent Garden from demolition or founding a Children’s Theatre in Ohio. Over time, she became intrigued by people’s personal stories, whether that of the man running the corner store, the businesswoman juggling career and children, the actor or the janitor. With the idea of memorializing all the stories she hears, Athene began a podcast, Barnstorming, for which she interviews people in all walks of life and all fifty states.

Hope Virgo, is a leading advocate for people with eating disorders described by Richard Mitchell, CEO of Sherwood Forest Hospital as "sharing a very powerful story with a huge impact".  Hope helps employers including schools, hospitals and businesses deal with the rising tide of mental health issues which affects one in four people and costs employers between £33 and £42 billion annually. Hope is a recognised media spokesperson having appeared on various shows including BBC Newsnight, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and BBC News.

RUSS KANE –   IN CONVERSATION WITH...   This is a show that attempts to wade through the uncharted, often turbulent, waters of what it’s like to be male in 2018.  The theme is to see how we, as a male, can give more support,  understanding and encouragement in this complex thing we call life – to get a clearer picture, from a female perspective,  for the men of the world . It will be funny, sad, inspiring, uplifting and every emotion in between. In a series of one-to-one shows, Russ’s guests will talk openly and frankly.  How do women see us? What obstacles have they encountered? It may well be controversial as Russ explores the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Informative, intimate, inspiring and, above all, highly entertaining. Russ will be the first man on a women’s radio station – as the Chinese say, ‘we live in interesting times’.   

International Feng Shui Master and Chinese Astrologer, Ting-Foon Chik, offers excellent services. With over 15 years of experience, Foon's appearances in the media include: CNN, BBC, Channel 4. Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology adds value to people's lives. Make changes to your home or office with feng shui to feel beautiful in mind and spirit. A Feng Shui Consultation helps you create a space to support you in getting what you want in relationships, career, wealth, well-being and happiness. A Chinese Astrology reading empowers you to make better decisions and plan ahead. Your Four Pillars of Destiny (Chinese Astrology) gives insights into your life. Romantic compatibility, career advancement and business prosperity are some of the possibilities. Simple changes in your approach to career, relationships, well-being lead to more happiness. Foon loves to help you with guidance on doing the right thing at the right time.

Sara Griffiths is an actress, presenter and founder of The Universal Soul Company. She is passionate about empowering people & sharing the experience of being human.

Presenter and Jazz Singer Misty Lee Brown (or rather, Shola Adewusi) is also a professional actress, appearing in BAFTA-winning features Chewing Gum and Damilola: Our Beloved Boy. More recently, she can be seen in Paddington 2, Dustin Hoffman’s Quartet, and alongside Idris Elba in the 1980’s Sky comedy In The Long Run

Since trying my hand at student radio while a postgraduate in North Wales in 2010, I have never been off the air. I started off presenting music programmes and later turned my hand to news and current affairs programming. I have interviewed bands such as Space, Wheatus (many times) and Turin Brakes. My background in modern languages educated me well about the European Union and I have interviewed ambassadors, MPs and MEPs while the issue is so relevant. I have a background in translation and have produced content for French-language radio programmes

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).

Solo Ventures With Vicky 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 through numerous radio presenter and producer roles with Eagle […]

Emma-Louise is a Londoner who spends most of her time finding and dancing to new music. She loves a good festival, gig or a night out - but is also just as happy discovering new artists online from her sofa. Emma-Louise works at Radio 1 and 1Xtra on some of their biggest music shows and helping run their events. She can also be found singing in choirs and performing as part of a sketch comedy troupe - basically she's a very busy lady!

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.

Tania started working in the industry in Portugal in 2000. Since then, she has been to New York, London and Europe performing and training in the biggest arts capitals. Her credits include many stage and TV credits, like presenting the daily show ‘Zig Zag’ on the national Portugese TV channel (RTP) and ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ at The Lost Theatre and even being one of the lead performers in a Tenerife resort. She has dreamt for years about creating a YouTube channel and last year she did! Shortly after she was invited to be part of The Women’s Radio Station and is now thrilled to present ‘The Acting Edit of’ a collection of interviews with all walks of the Acting industry, from agents and actors to set designers, technicians, photographers, etc. You name it, she’ll interview them!

Claire has a passion for health and wellbeing and has worked in the industry for over 10 years. A qualified Personal Trainer and Triathlon Coach with certificates in Nutrition and Food as Medicine; she understands what is required to achieve a healthy lifestyle for work and home. https://www.ckfitnessandwellbeing.co.uk/ 

Ella-May trained at ALRA, graduating in 2014 with an MA in Acting and has always loved creative writing. When she discovered spoken word as an art form, Ella-May realised this was the perfect way to marry these two passions. It is a rare thing for writers to be able to perform their own words and therefore, put them out in the world as they were intended. Express Yourself has been the most wonderful opportunity for Ella-May to learn her craft through doing and by listening to the truly talented poets she has been able to book. She is enjoying the creative challenge of producing new material consistently, as she performs a set at each evening. It’s a real pleasure for her to bring these inspirational artists together.

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!

Maddy and Mariana are two comedians with day jobs. Maddy started doing improv because her dislike of having no free time ever is outweighed by her propensity for self-sabotage. She has since carefully constructed an improv community persona based solely on being a person who likes cats. The extent of any overlap with her actual self is unknown at present, but likely to be quickly revealed with the promised oversharing in the show. Mariana is caught in a lie, cause her day job is actually hard to define. She dabbles in a few creative things after giving up on her scientific persona and you can find her creating all kinds of content at any time. The extent of what this content creation entails is another thing that might just be overshared. Overshare is our excuse to find out everything about everyone around us in our comedy community. We want to know so much, maybe too much, about everyone - their lives, their experiences and their opinions - the intimate, the embarrassing or the just plain weird.  In return we’ll share a little too much of our own. We’ll start with a loose topic or question and it’s up to our guests if they choose to stay on theme or wander off wild tangents! We just want to know more about everyone around us! Just no sticking to the surface of the subject - let’s really get deep into it, whatever “it” turns out to be.

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.

Anna’s two sons, Patrick, 25 and Angelo, 22, were both diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders as young children. The severity of their conditions meant that they were turned away from 26 local mainstream schools, as they couldn’t cater for their individual needs. Both boys were finally offered just five hours of home tuition per week. Anna decided something had to be done for her boys, and with the help of her husband Sean, took on the challenge setting up a school themselves. They relentlessly fundraised and re-mortgaged their home to raise £627,000 needed, and in 1999 The Hillingdon Manor School finally opened its doors. Starting out with 19 pupils the school now teaches 150, and is the largest school of its kind for autistic children in Europe. Anna has since set up another specialist school, an autism awareness charity and a respite home for adults. She provided training for the NSPCC and Childline and also runs various other fundraising and awareness events throughout the year.

Avril Price is a senior Tutor at the College of Psychic Studies in South Kensington, London. She is a Tarot master and teaches Tarot studies to a very high standard at all levels, her aim is to inspire others to develop their inner wisdom through the richness of Tarot symbolism, Avril is passionate about self discovery and her work is geared towards development of the intuition and personal pathworking. She is well known for being down to earth yet has an uplifting and inspiring approach to development and practice. Avril is a Psychic Medium and has worked in several churches and centres in S.E. England. She has taught Psychic Mediumship for many years and some of her students have gone on to be household names. Avril’s work has taken her abroad and she is internationally renowned for her commitment to intuitive and integrative studies, she has regularly held development groups in Germany, Finland, Lappland and Istanbul. Her annual signature retreats in Glastonbury and the Mediterranean are also very popular. Avril has been in the media many times including TV and radio, she frequently contributes to Spirit and Destiny magazine

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.

Charlotte spent her younger years scooting around South London where she grew up. Her curiosity surrounding living things led to her to study Genetics at the University of Cambridge, before she moved on to her PhD at Imperial College London where she currently researches Epigenetics. Charlotte studies how DNA folds itself neatly into chromosomes to prevent itself from become unimaginably tangled. As well as this, Charlotte is a keen STEM ambassador and often finds herself on stage in theatres, museums and pubs across England and Scotland ranting about the fascinating world of biology.

In just four years, Ria has notched up an impressive portfolio of work and is steadfastly becoming one to watch. Recent career highlights include; being selected as the official red carpet presenter at the MOBO Awards in Leeds, interviewing celebrities and award-winners along with Sir Lenny Henry, in the week he was awarded his CBE. At the Screen Nation Awards, Ria famously interviewed Idris Elba about the ongoing diversity issue influencing British onscreen talent migrating to the US and last year, Ria co-hosted the Royal Television Society’s Christmas Quiz at ITV with TOWIE star, Mark Wright! In addition to covering glitzy, red carpet events, Ria regularly hosts prestigious industry awards and panel discussions for the RTS Futures Committee. She is also frequently requested as a panellist to speak at Women in Media events at Google and the BBC during International Women’s Week. This year, while 7 months pregnant, Ria presented and produced her own digital show, Wonder Women TV - an inspirational talk show that champions the stories of trailblazing women who work in the Tech, Media and Music industries which aims to inspire the next generation of female trailblazers - showcasing her talent as a natural presenter and conscientious producer. Ria’s incredible positivity and enthusiasm is infectious and when she isn’t covering events that celebrate diversity, champion women and inspire the next generation, she also finds time to mentor young people through the Media Trust and is a 2017 Mentee of the prestigious Women in Film & Television Network.

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.


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Coming from a foundation arts training at Brighton College of Art and subsequent three years at the London College of Communication studying graphics my working life has been involved in visual creativity in one way or another.  I worked on part work magazines, ran print workshops for community groups of all ages, taught in special […]

Julia Collier was born in Windsor, grew up in Margate, and has lived in London for most of her life – apart from 5 years in Manchester, where she trained as an actress at Manchester Poly School of Theatre.   To earn a crust, she has worked in numerous offices as a temp (mainly within the […]

Judith Walker is a Fine Artist, Cartoonist and Stand up Comedian. Judith Walker was born in Leeds and brought up in West Yorkshire.  She moved to London in the 70s to study fine art at Central St Martins, London, then went to the USA to do a masters at New Mexico State University. Recently she […]