The wonderful Danielle Fahiya has been photographed for an exhibition opening at The Senedd in Cardiff Bay titled ‘Everywoman’ by Phrame Collective. The exhibition runs for one month, launching on 25th Feb! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/everywoman-photography-exhibition-preview-tickets-93123578129
An ecologist with a fervour for Botany and all things green, Josh is Project Coordinator for the North West Rare Plant Initiative reversing the fortunes of 45 plant species on the brink of extinction Read more about Josh at: bit.ly/2SHcGyr
Actor, presenter and Mountaineering instructor, Jason has led some of the hardest high altitude peaks. Jason has made 7 first ascents and even named one mountain after his mother-in-law!
Rachel hit world headlines when she was stranded on a sheer face at 3000m during an extreme blizzard in the Swiss Alps. After two nights on a tiny ledge with 1000 metre drops each side she was evacuated by helicopter.
Rachel is one of a small group of women to endure the rigorous British SAS Special Forces 21 selection process. This experience has enabled her to become adept at inspiring groups to go beyond their limits and realise possibilities in areas they would not have believed they could. Rachel was also a ‘Super Human’ finalist in the UK Channel 4 television series.
Rachel is a popular conference and inspirational speaker, has appeared on a number of films and TV and one of just a few female mountain guides in the world. The TV film of her survival on a sheer cliff, broadcast in numerous countries has earned Rachel an international reputation, and her dramatic account has people on the edges of their seats, and thinking for a long time afterwards about strategies that they can translate into their own work environments, or in their own lives. It also makes people aware of what can be accomplished despite unforeseen events or plans that don’t run smoothly. (Film and TV engagements include: FreeFall – US feature staring Julia Roberts brother Eric, an Australian Soap, Stunts for ‘Home and Away’, German and South African commercials and presenting on a BBC childrens’ defence and martial art program with Major Phil Ashby, BBC challenge docu in Belize, Channel 4, and Animal Planet.)
Over the last ten years Rachel has engaged with an impressive list of corporate clients who have endorsed her speaking. Over 80% of her events result from repeat bookings and referrals from previous clients. Having additionally worked for three years in the pharmaceutical industry and run her own company, Rachel naturally makes the connections between leading teams up difficult and demanding mountain faces; or competing as an effective team member in adventure racing events, and the hurdles and challenges one faces in a business context.
Rachel is well informed, articulate, and confident at communicating her message to senior level management at international conferences as well as delivering highly personalised addresses to smaller teams within the confines of their own office space. Whether a large auditorium or small office space, the ability to reach out and touch people’s minds in a positive way is at the heart of Rachel’s success as an inspiring speaker.
Rachel’s adventurous expeditions to promote eco tourism and sustainable development have also raised funds and awareness for charities such as the British Red Cross, and her book, ‘In a High and Desperate provides useful information for business or life on how to survive and succeed in times of extreme adversity.
Our talent, Edson Burton, has recently finished production of ‘ANANSI AND THE GRAND PRIZE’ in which he starred, wrote & co-produced in.
The play has received very positive reviews which can be found below and for more information visit the website: https://bristololdvic.org.uk/whats-on/anansi-and-the-grand-prize#overview
Bristol’s best play of the year
Uplifting and joyous
UK Theatre Web
Yesterday we visited one of our talents, Lauren Eyles, in Mumbles, Swansea to take some lovely updated stills for the website.
Please visit her profile under ‘Talent’ to view them!
Danielle will be reading a selection of scenes from her play, Footsteps in a Foreign Land, with fellow cast members at Chapter next Wednesday 27th November.
The event is free to attend but you’ll have to register on the Eventbrite website here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ffilm-cymru-bfi-network-wales-present-launchpad-registration-80791061239
Danielle’s time slot is from 12:00 – 12:45pm.
Lisa Gawthorne was called up to run for England last weekend in the British Masters Cross Country at Aintree Racecourse. We are all incredibly proud of Lisa and it’s well deserved. Hopefully this is the start of something big for our talent.