A photo of Swarzy smiling with a microphone in her hand. She stands in front of a wall of framed photos of Black creatives at an exhibition created by Swarzy, entitled Too Much Source.
Online Event

Upgrade Yourself: Inspiration | Going Live with Presenter & Broadcaster Swarzy Macaly

Thu 14 Jan 2021
13.00 - 14.00

Join radio presenter, official Young Voice of BBC Sounds, and founder of Too Much Source, Swarzy Macaly as she shares her top tips on presenting live.

In the first of our Upgrade Yourself: Inspiration events of the year KISS radio presenter Swarzy will be sharing her top tips when presenting live, hosting events, leading interviews, and panel discussions. She will also offer insight and advice on how to stay cool under pressure, bringing positivity, good energy, and confidence to any conversation, interview or live event, both online and in real life. 

Offering insight into her experience and top tips working professionally in radio and TV, Swarzy will share advice on developing creative projects and bringing ideas to life against the backdrop of a pandemic, lockdown, and a social awakening.

Swarzy collaborated with Roundhouse, KISS, and BBC Creative last year to host the third anniversary of her platform Too Much Source, a platform where she advocates for diversity and inclusion by supporting and celebrating creatives from the Black British community who are all making history today. During this live session, there will be a chance to ask Swarzy questions via our Young Host from the Young Producers at Somerset House programme.


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About Swarzy Macaly

TV and Radio Presenter Swarzy Macaly presents KISS Breakfast every Saturday and Sunday. She is also the voice of BBC Sounds, the official host of My Life My Say’s Quarantine Question Time, and has presented two BBC documentaries: Me VS Climate Change and Instagramification.
As well as TV and radio, Swarzy is the founder of Too Much Source - an annual exhibition with live events dedicated to celebrating Black British creatives who are making history today. Last year's gallery was called 'Joy and Resilience in 2020' - a dedication to two attributes that remain central to the black experience - and was in partnership with Roundhouse, KISS, and BBC Creative.
Most recently, Lord Simon Woolley recognised Swarzy for her charisma and passion for social justice and so nominated her to be part of the Duke and Duchess's list of Black History Month Next Generation Trailblazers 2020.


Upgrade Yourself: Inspiration

Industry voices and game changers share their career journeys and practical tips to both home and international audiences in these online talks. There is also the opportunity for audience members to ask live and direct questions via one of our Hosts from the Young Producer Programme at Somerset House.

Led by members of the Somerset House creative community and external partners and guests, these digital sessions primarily aimed at people aged 18-25 are for those looking for access routes into the Creative Industries and the Cultural Sector.