Francis Macdonald

5 minutes with Francis Macdonald – BAFTA-nominated composer and drummer with Teenage Fanclub

Francis Macdonald

Francis Macdonald
Photo by Niall Webster

Drummer, composer, producer and manager of Scottish bands Camera Obscura and The Vaselines – Francis is a busy man. Last year he released his album ‘Music For String Quartet, Piano And Celeste’ described by Classic FM as “sublime, minimalist classical music“. Read More

Kristy Sellars

5 minutes with Pole Artist and Choreographer Kristy Sellars

Kristy Sellars - Physipole StudiosKristy Sellars is a pole artist and world-renowned choreographer. Having won multiple titles including Pole Theatre Drama Champion 2016 (Prague), International Pole Champion 2015 (Hong Kong), and Pole Theatre Overall Champion 2016 (Australia), Kristy is an A-list celeb in the world of pole sports and performance.

She is the founder of PhysiPole Studios, now the largest Pole studio in Australia, boasting 13 locations across 3 states. Offstage, Kristy offers personal routine choreography, with many learning with her via Skype. She is best known for her outstanding ability to tell a story through her routine, with jaw dropping strength, agility and attention to the music. Read More

Maria Sirotkina 5 Minutes With

5 minutes with Entrepreneur Maria Sirotkina

Maria SirotkinaMaria Sirotkina is a self-confessed serial entrepreneur and working mum of two. With a background in journalism and a recent Business MBA qualification, she confidently juggles multiple businesses across a number of languages.

Currently based in Gran Canaria, her company Jey STUDY specialises in finding education programmes for those wanting to study abroad. Maria’s most recent project, ReStation, focuses around the rising demand for coworking/coliving spaces, helping to fulfil the expanding needs of digital nomads and remote workers. Read More

5 minutes with Gavin Oattes

5 minutes with International Keynote Speaker Gavin Oattes

5 minutes with Gavin OattesWith a background in primary school teaching and a successful career in stand-up comedy, Gavin is now regarded as one of the most talented speakers in the UK, regularly delivering keynote speeches at conferences and exhibitions around the world. In 2012 Gavin won ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’. His first book, Co Written with Andy Cope, SHINE Rediscovering Your Energy, Happiness and Purpose launches in March.

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Louise Rednapp in Cabaret

5 minutes with Louise Rednapp – Sally Bowles in Cabaret

Louise Rednapp is a well-known singer and TV personality who was part of Eternal – the top selling girl band in the 1990’s. After leaving the band she went on to become a successful solo singer, releasing 5 albums in the years that followed. She has been involved in numerous television presenting jobs, including: The Truth About Size Zero, Something for The Weekend and How Not to Get Old and a number of advertising projects for brands including Sainsbury’sWilkinson Sword and Colgate. In 2016 she was the runner up in the hugely popular BBC show Strictly Come Dancing. Read More