Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Black Women Heavier but Happier with Body Image than White Women





Women and their weight are in the news again and so I'm posting this interview from a few years back when I was interviewed by Reya Al Salahi from BBC Radio Nottingham.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Friday, 9 March 2018

Storytelling at it's most understated...Jessie Ware - Alone (Official Video)





Forgive me for only recently discovering this treasure but this girl is amazing! Julia Fordham for the Noughties. Enjoy!

Thursday, 8 March 2018

International Women's Day 2018 and TBT to 2010


Happy International Women’s Day 2018

Amazing to see so many fantastically high achieving women this year.


From the amazing Nigerian Bobsled team to Goddesses of US TV and Film slaying in the Oscars. From Greta Gerwigs nomination with Lady Bird Shonda Rhimes continues to inspire with her Showrunning on Scandal, we can admire the Black Panther’s kickass Dora Milaje and even look forward to Serena Williams returning to tennis as well as Ava DuVernay’s Disney Spectacle A Wrinkle in Time.

 

It takes me back to a few years ago when I interviewed some amazing women for the OHTVSpecial “Black Women in the Media” and they all shared how they got ahead in business. Enjoy the clip now and hopefully you will gain some inspiration too.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

How the suffragettes won British women the vote | History – 100 Years of...





100 Years ago the fight was won with women finally gaining the right to vote. This film takes you through the struggle.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Genius:[HD] Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean - 1994 Lillehammer Olympic - Ori...





Why Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are still the Maestros of Storytelling.

This video says it all and shows exactly why this year's Dancing on Ice is poorer for not having their skills on display. We know they're a little older, but these guys have still got it!

Friday, 26 January 2018

Half Term Filmmaking Classes - Mobile Movie Magic - Early Bird Discounts


Our Mobile Movie Magic workshops are running throughout February Half Term and as a tempting teaser we are running a short taster session at the Hanwell Library in West London. 
For more details click here for a course Overview.
Feel free to book online for the taster by clicking here via the link attached.

If you like what you see Sign up to the full two day course via the Showpatrol Website.  
The two day course takes place at the Orchard Cafe in West Ealing and is bookable by clicking here selecting Mobile Movie Magic and clicking 2 Day Course Single or Pair from the Dropdown.

If you haven't got time for the Taster and filmmaking on a budget floats your boat why not get the early bird discount right now via our link here?

Finally if you are missing any other info not covered on the the websites please feel free to email me Michelle Brooks direct at info@showpatrol.tv

Monday, 15 January 2018

MLK Day- Martin Luther King's Last Speech: "I've Been To The Mountaintop"





This was his last speech and it holds a special place in time as it was the day before his assassination. If you are one of my Storytelling students then this is a classic example of story structure. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Oprah Winfrey Receives Cecil B. de Mille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes





This speech was heart rending and uplifting in turns and really shows what a woman - a black woman can do when she sets her mind to it and speaks her truth!

What can you do when you speak yours?

Click on the link below and sign up to our Storytelling for Business Courses and hone your Storytelling for Business and Presentation Skills Courses today!

http://showpatrol.tv/bookings.html


Black Women in the Media Rebooted -2018 Special


I Produced a Feature in 2011 for OHTV, Sky 199 called "Black Women in the Media" Controversial and uplifting it featured among others famous names like ITV Broadcaster Charlene White, Mallorie Blackman MBE, Jessica Huie MBE, Jasmine Dotiwala and BBC Entertainments Correspondent Brenda Emmanus.

Seven years later how much has changed? I'd like to do an update featuring some of the amazing Breakthrough Talent of 2017 and beyond.

Let me know via Twitter whether you'd be interested in watching it?


Black Women in the Media - Are you Wo-man enough?

Mobile Movie Making - Half Term Classes for Kids!


The kids are back at school and Half Term is on the way.

If you're running out of ideas let us help.

We have organised some great new classes to get those creative juices flowing and have fun while doing it.

If you know anyone who may enjoy these sessions in your area whether you are in London or further afield get in touch as soon as possible and let us book you in. Call us on 07973 348321 email info@showpatrol.tv or book direct www.showpatrol.tv/bookings.html



Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Black Women Heavier but Happier with Body Image than White Women





Back in March 2012 I contributed to a Debate on Black Women being Heavier but happier. At this time of year when everyone seems to be on a health kick, I wonder is this still true?