Only 23 days left to see my TV interview on BBC iPlayer

I’m still excited about this! Only 23 days left though to see what I’m talking about.

I was interviewed by Josie d’Arby of the BBC1 TV programme ‘Songs Of Praise’ recently about the shortage of female musicians and my project ‘Cafemnee’ which was created in response to this.

Our Jam Session was also filmed and this was an enjoyable experience.  The film crew led by Mark Warburton made us feel so relaxed and uninhibited that we were able to do our thing and not think about the cameras.

If you missed it you can catch it on BBC iPlayer.  It was transmitted on Sunday 5th March as part of the Zeeburge Anniversary episode.  We’re on around 16mins and 34 seconds.   Click here for the BBC1 iPlayer link or for the full link for copying and pasting into a new window see below

Don’t forget, don’t leave it too late!  Only 23 days left to see my TV interview on BBC iPlayer 🙂

By the way if you want to know more about Cafemnee then click the ‘Cafemnee’ tab on my menu bar (on this website) for details.


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Songs of Praise Promo Cafemnee Video Clip

So we are on today, 4pm. Cafemnee will featured. See the full feature on Sunday 5th March 4pm ‘Zeebrugge Anniversary’ episode or catch on iPlayer But here is the Songs of Praise promo video clip. Enjoy!


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Songs Of Praise Tomorrow 4pm

It’s official, Cafemnee and I will be on BBC 1 Songs of Praise tomorrow, 4pm.  If you miss it the link to BBC Songs of Prise programme page where it’ll be on iPlayer afterwards is

See the Songs Of Praise Cafemnee promo clip here:


Songs of Praise Angles

I’m just delighted to be filmed by BBC1 Songs of Praise recently (read more in my previous blog 5th Feb).  Here some more behind the scenes and angles taken by Chris Mair photographer.  I love these professional shots. Interviews by Josie D’Arby.  Great working with you.  Thanks Cafemnee women, you were great!

Here are the Songs of Praise Team in action.  Thank’s again Mark and your team.  Pleasure working with you.




Cafemnee Jam with BBC1 Songs Of Praise

BBC1 Songs Of Praise LogoToday was the day when BBC1, Songs of Praise, came to the Cafemnee Jam Session to find out more about what it is and how Cafemnee is impacting female musicians to excel in their music.

It was exciting, exhilarating and fun – and I was not expecting that.  The cameras, lights, mics and even the close ups were not off putting and I noticed the women too, were put at ease very quickly.  I was warmly interviewed by Josie D’Arby and I found the team, lead by Mark Warburton (Director), down to earth and friendly.

Millicent Mark Warburton (Director BBC1 Songs Of Praise) Rev Jacqueline Newsome (NTCG Erdington) at Cafemnee Jam Session filmed by BBC Songs Of Praise 5th Feb 2017

Millicent Mark Warburton (Director BBC1 Songs Of Praise) Rev Jacqueline Newsome (NTCG Erdington) at Cafemnee Jam Session filmed by BBC Songs Of Praise 5th Feb 2017

Thank you Rev Jacqueline Newsome and her congregation at the New Testament Church Of God, Erdington, Birmingham for hosting Cafemnee again and making the Songs of Praise team so welcomed. And also Stephen Brown (Musicians Union) for your support and advice.

Well lots more can be said about our Cafemnee Jam with BBC 1 Songs of Praise but I will be placing all of that on our Cafemnee Facebook page over the next couple of weeks, so visit there for more shots and blogs Cafemnee Facebook. Thanks Chris Mair for the photos!

Oh, as soon as I know, I will let you know when the transmission date of our Cafemnee Jam session and interviews will take place on BBC1 Songs Of Praise.

By the way, if you are female musician or singer and you are interested in knowing more about Cafemnee or attending our next (‘Take The Controls’ 4th March 2017) or future events then please email me for more details.