Maxine Thompson, founder of PolkaPants, solves the problem of uncomfortable workwear for female chefs by bringing together her two passions: food and fashion. I chatted with Maxine about her journey into entrepreneurship and her passion for all things functional, ethical and designer.
Samantha Crawford: Soprano, opera singer, mentor, Co-Founder and Director of the Creative Professionals Network Australia. (Image Samantha Crawford, soprano. Copyright Jeremy Hosking)
Christabel Draffin is an Australian make-up artist who works with leading celebrities, fashion designers and magazines in London. I caught up with her to find out about her work and life.
Joy Rhoades is an Australian author and lawyer who lives in London. Her book, The Woolgrower’s Companion, has just been released in London to excellent reviews, and McKitterick Prize shortlisting, to boot. I caught up with her to talk writing, travel and London.
The Indigenous women’s and men’s cricket teams will begin a UK tour this week. They will be commemorating the first Aboriginal cricket team- and also the first sporting team from Australia - to tour internationally over 150 years ago. I interviewed the Captain of the women's team and cricket all-rounder, Ashleigh Gardner, ahead of this exciting event.
Former Paralympic swimmer, Elizabeth Wright, is an Australian who now lives in the UK. She found time in her busy schedule as author and speaker to talk about travel, life in the UK, and her work at the cutting edge of character education.
Bush heritage Australia’s female Aboriginal leaders, Cissy Gore-Birch and Leanne Liddle, are visiting London to talk about their work with Bush Heritage Australia. I caught up with them to talk about their work, their commitment to making a difference for future generations, and their plans for London. (Photo Credit: Bush Heritage Australia)
Dr Meredith Jones is a Reader in Sociology at Brunel University London, where she runs the Research Centre for Global Lives. She has written books about the social and cultural aspects of cosmetic surgery, hair, and blood, and speaks internationally about feminism, popular culture, and bodies. I caught up with Meredith to talk about her work, London and women in academia.
London is a hugely appealing city for Australian educators. Lisa Melbourne is part of the senior leadership team at a primary school in Central London. I caught up with her to talk about travel, education and her Instagram, which features some of London’s best coffee shops.
Melissa Chambers is a busy London-based Australian, director and performer. I caught up with her ahead of the UK premiere of 'Close' at the Landor Space in Clapham. Photo: Maria Baranova-Suzuki (New York)
Amy McDonald is an international business coach, yoga teacher, global traveller and regular visitor to London. I caught up with Amy to find out about her work and life as a yoga coach.
Simone Craddock is an Australian born and London based vocalist, songwriter and actress, who has performed sell-out shows at leading theatres and venues across the world. I caught up with Simone to talk about her relocation to London, her career as a leading West End actress and Vocalist and her lifelong passion for music and theatre. Image Credit: Chris Mann.
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