I showcase all my work and hard earned endeavours in trying to achieve & conquer my dreams of yesteryear in TV, Films, Charity Events, Radio and published works with a little help from my friends.
Come Dine With Me
14th - 14th February 2017
I am first up to host my nigfht with my Portuguese hot and spicy fare, fun, entertainment and dancing! Watch On Demand Episode 36 Norwich http://www.channel4.com/programmes/come-dine-with-me/on-demand/63972-011 http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/episode_of_channel_4_s_come_dine_with_me_featuring_great_yarmouth_s_ben_melhado_and_norwich_s_donna_africa_to_be_aired_on_valentine_s_day_1_4881434
Come Dine With Me
14th February 2017
I was first up to host my night with my Portuguese inspired dinner plus my glamour modelling photoshoot and cabaret dancing - in my fab 50's!
H&E Naturist Magazine
01st - 28th February 2017
I am featured in H&E Naturist Magazine in their "Nude News" on page 11 about my Charity Naked Calendar 2017 in their Feb 2017 issue. Out now!
Special thanks to Editor Sam Hawcroft
The Mustard Show on Mustard TV Freeview Channel 7 & Virgin Channel 159
17th - 17th January 2017
Mustard TV, Norwich, Norfolk Freeview Channel 7 & Virgin Channel 159
I was delighted to be BBC Radio / TV Presentewr Nick Conrad's TV Guest on "The Mustard Show" on Mustard TV and read my penned poem "Ode to Nick Conrad" broadcasted on Mustard TV on Frreview channel 7 & Virgin Channel 159 17th January 2017. https://youtu.be/i83A9QYMako
My Interview, Q&A an insight into my life & poetry works published on Spiillwords.com
12th - 31st December 2016
As Author of the Month my Interview, Q&A an insight into my life and poetry works published on Spillwords.com today, 12th December 2016
I am Voted Author of the Month on Spillwords.com
02nd - 31st December 2016
Honoured and humbled to be voted Author of the Month on Spillwords.com. Thanks to my friends & fans for your vote and support. Greatly appreciated. http://spillwords.com/author/donnaafrica/
Take a Break's Fate & Fortune Magazine Jan 2017
01st December 2016 - 31st January 2017
I share my late sister Krista true tragic life story, published in Take a Break's Fate & Fortune (The Spooky Real Life Magazine) on page 15. Out now in all good book shops and newsagents.
Channel 5 Documentary "On Benefits" in Single and Skint - S1 E25 Episode 25
01st September 2016
S1 E25 Episode 25 - I Star on Channel 5 Reality TV Documentary On Benefits in Single and Skint broadcasted on Channel 5 1st September and 6th September 2016 at 8pm as I try online dating. Episode 25 https://www.my5.tv/on-benefits/season-1/episode-25
Eastern Daily Press & Norwich Evening News EDP24
31st August - 01st September 2016
I am featured in the EDP 24 in both The Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening news about my TV Appearance in Channel 4 Reality TV Doocumentary On Benefits in single and skint on 1st September at 8pm. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norwich_model_poet_and_actress_to_appear_on_channel_5_documentary_1_4679423
27th August - 02nd September 2016
I am featured in the Radio Times Edition 27th Aug - 2 Sept 2016 about my TV Reality TV Documentary on Channel 5 Ist Septemebr On Benefits in single and skint http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/d8mjmr/on-benefits--s1-e25-on-benefits-single--skint
25th February - 03rd March 2016
Featured in Chat Magzine "On the box and looking for love" in Issue 09, 3 March 2016 on pages 48 and 49 out now!
Daily Star Sunday
13th December 2015
Read about the sick offers of work I received after appearing on TV in Channel 5 documentary "Benefits Got Talent" published in "The Daily Star Sunday" 13th December, 2015.
Donna Africa on Channel 5 Documentary "Benefits Got Talent" S1 E3 Episode 3 - 18th January 2016 and 19th & 20th November 2016
19th November 2015 - 18th January 2016
S1 E3 Episode 3 - The camera follows me for 5 days, documenting my life as a unemployed creative talented Artist, poet and mature model. Highlighting my Live Bikini Calendar Photoshoot. Avail to watch on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/146754599
Televised on Channel 5 on the 18th Jan 2016 and 19th, 20th November 2016.
Now available to watch on My5 https://www.my5.tv/episode/90854
My New Donna Africa Showreel 2015 Created by Chris Barrow
22nd September 2015
My latest Donna Africa Showreel 2015 created by my talented friend Chris Barrow. Avail to watch on my Youtube Channel https://youtu.be/YoJUv3by3Jw
and on my portfolio page http://www.donnaafrica.co.uk/portfolio.aspx
Daily Mirror newspaper
24th July 2015
My Story featured in the "Daily Mirror" Newspaper in my bikini at 56 years young. Special thanks to Journalist Alison Palmer. Read all about it online http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/might-not-perfect-just-love-6126387
My BBC Radio Norfolk Interview on "The Nick Conrad Show" 22 April 2015
22nd April 2015
BBC Radio Norfolk
Delighted to be a guest & interviewed by Nick Conrad on BBC Radio Norfolk,"The Nick Conrad Show" 22nd April, 2015. Nick Conrad's popular BBC Radio Show gets the whole county talking! An in depth and insightful interview into Donna Africa the persona and life in Africa & the UK. Now avail ro listen on youtube http://youtu.be/EoDyBmg8GCE
Norwich Evening News 24
10th December 2014
EDP, Prospect House, Norwich, Norfolk
Read all about on EDP24 online http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norwich_model_and_actress_releases_new_poetry_book_1_3885197
I am featured in The Norwich Evening News 24 on the 10th Dec, 2014 & EDP24 on 14th Dec, 2014 about my new Ebook "Donna Africa, Queen of Dreams" Part Two available on Kindle Amazon and in my shop.
Many thanks to EDP for supporting my poetry work!
Donna Africa "Queen of Dreams" Poetry Book, Part Two
29th November 2014
I launch my new Poetry Ebook, "Donna Africa "Queen of Dreams" Part Two on Amazon Kindle & in my shop today. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q6WPL7I
Celebrity TV Guest on "The Mustard Show" Mustard TV, Channel 8, Freeview 14th November, 2014
14th November 2014
EDP, Prospect House, Norwich, Norfolk
I Donna Africa Poet & Norfolk Celebrity was delighted to be a Celeb Guest on "The Mustard Show on "Mustard TV" with Fab TV Host & Presenter's, Dan Bancroft and Cara MacDonald, on 14th November 2014, Channel 8, on Freeview.
Watch on Demand in Part Three . Now avail to watch on YOUTUBE http://youtu.be/RaoJtxn0xCI
"The Nick Conrad Show" BBC Radio Norfolk
21st August 2014
I am an invited Guest on The Nick Conrad Show on BBC Radio Norfolk 21 Aug, 2014. I make a stand & a bold statement as we discuss & debate "Should women in their mature years be seen publicly in bikini's" following the report & complaint, that I received from "a member of the public" to the Norfolk Constabulary (Police) about my latest bikini Photo Shoot, in the communal grounds where I live. I received a lot of love and support from the Norwich folk. Thank you.
To hear more listen on sound
Sound Cloud https://soundcloud.com/donna-africa-thompson/donna-radio-guest-on-bbc-radio-norfolk-nick-conrad-lhow-aug-2014
Guest at The 5th Norwich Sci-fi Film Convention
08th June 2014
UEA LCR Norwich
I am honored & thrilled
to be a Guest at this years, 5th Norwich Sci-Fi Film Convention among such super stars. To be held at the UEA LCR 8th June 2014.
All info on their Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/N.S.W.C.UK
ickets bookings available now! http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/events/5th-norwich-sci-fi-film-convention---uea-lcr--08-06-14-.aspx
A TV Guest on Mustard TV "The Mustard Show" Freeview Channel 8
23rd May 2014
I had loads of fun & laughter as a TV Guest on "The Mustard Show" with fab TV Hosts, Dan & Cara. We talked about me as the renown Norwich Zulu Warrior Poet and also about my mature glamour modelling. Was televised on "Mustard TV" on Freeview Channel 8 on Friday 23 May 2014 at 18:15 & 20:15 pm.
Watch on Youtube http://youtu.be/IUntiZIoeBs
H&E Naturist Magazine
01st May 2014
I am featured nude in H&E Naturist Magazine May 2014 as Event Manager for Thorn Relief Organisation, my aim to bring awarenes & funds for my fellow Zimbabwean children in poverty to gain an education.
Contestant Miss Commonwealth Beauty Pageant 2014
29th April - 30th November 2014
Proudly representing my homelands, Zimbabwe as a Contestant in The Miss Commonwealth Beauty Pageant 2014 http://misscommonwealthpageant.org/contestants/for-2014/
Chat Magazine 10th April 2014 Issue 15
10th April 2014
Featured with my Celeb Crush, Russell Brand who I met during our London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony rehearsals. Page 54!
The Linda Cosgrove Show
01st April 2014
An invited guest on Linda's creative & inspirational TV Chat show. I talk about my experiences on Reality TV, the Celebs I have met on my journey in realising my dreams of yesteryear today & much, much more!
Watch on my Youtube Channel http://youtu.be/HrY6uMOW1y0
My Author's Page and Poetry Book on Amazon
18th November 2013
My Author's Page and published poetry book, "Queen of dreams" on Amazon, Kindle website. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Donna-Africa/e/B00A1LVFVG
Donna Africa profile on Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
29th October 2013
My life story and humble beginnings shared on Wikipedia - the free internet encyclopedia. My profile https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:DonnaAfrica
Jedward & I Donna Africa Zulu Warrior featured on famous Artist, Alison Jackson website
24th October 2013
Alison Jackson Website
Special thank you to Famous Artist, Alison Jackson, for featuring Jedward & I Donna Africa Zulu Warrior taken at my Live X-Factor 2012 Audition on her her renown, famous celeb website. Read all about it! http://www.alisonjackson.com/jedward-spotted-look-at-which-celebrities-our-readers-snapped-while-out-and-about/#more-10959
Donna Africa featured poet on Spooky Kid Production talent website
07th October 2013
Honoured to have some my poetry work featured on Spooky Kid Production Talent website. http://www.spookykid.co.uk/featured-poet-donna-africa-2/
The Independent Newspaper
25th July 2013
Reporter Paul Bignell
Thanks to The Independent newspaper reporter, Paul Bignell for the mention - Donna Africa Thompson - in his article about, Steve Coogan's aka Alan Partridge, return to Norfolk for his film premiere of "Alpha Papa" on page 7 today 25th July 2013 http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/alan-partridge-norwichs-most-famous-son-returns-for-alpha-papa-premiere-8730822.html
Alan Partridge Norwich Film Premier "Alpha Papa" Studio Canal UK 24th July 2013
24th July 2013
Eastern Daily Press
Eastern Daily Press Newspaper - Alan Partridge Norwich Film Premier "Alpha Papa" pictured with his fans & I Donna Africa Zulu Warrior.http://www.edp24.co.uk/what-s-on/delight_after_alan_partridge_film_alpha_papa_premieres_in_norwich_1_2296517
and "Alpha Papa" Studio Canal UK Facebook Album https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=659796074050534&set=a.659795790717229.1073741830.466171083413035&type=3&theater
Norwich Evening News 19th July 2013
19th July 2013
Evening News - Reporter Peter Walsh
Thank you to EDP reporter & journalist Peter Walsh, for his feature in the Nowich Evening News newspaper, about my TV appearance as Donna Africa "Zulu warrior" & poet on channel 4 "Four Rooms" appreciated. 19th July 2013.
Donna Africa as Zulu Warrior on TV Channel 4 in "Four Rooms" 19th July 2013
19th July 2013
TV - Channel 4 "Four Rooms"
I make my TV appearance as my creation & fictional character, Donna Africa Zulu Warrior, on channel 4, "Four Rooms" Series 3, Episode 21. Where I bring my African artefacts - a genuine african springbok rug & antique lion mane's hair fly swisher / amulet " - along to "The Fab Four Room" Dealers, using my African charm and wares to secure a sale. Available to watch on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/76207728
Go wild with Donna Africa Blog by Linda Hobden
25th May 2013
Special thank you to Linda Hobden for featuring & interviewing me on her fab boots, shoes and fashion blog. Read all about it online http://bootsshoesandfashion.com/go-wild-an-interview-with-donna-africa/
Donna Africa Live Radio Celebrity Interview with Las Vegas KLAV 1230 AM Celeb Onset Radio Show
24th May 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
My Donna Africa Celebrity interview live on Las Vegas KLAV 1230 AM Onset Celeb Show with Foxy Roxy, Cable guy Larry, Celeb Pee Wee Herman & Producer Tony Rowley. Discussing about my journey spanning three countries & portfolio consisting published poetry, reality TV, modelling and acting. Listen on Sound Cloud https://soundcloud.com/donna-africa-thompson/donna-africa-on-celeb-onset or watch on YOUTUBE http://youtu.be/6nrGF9S3z78
A Signing Guest at The 4th Norwich Sci-Fi & Film Convention 12th May 2013
12th May 2013
UEA LCR Venue
Honoured to be a guest among such great Super Star War Celebs. Come meet them and myself at this family fun event. I will be there dressed as my character, Donna Africa Zulu Warrior Woman - as seen on TV - with my published book, posters and latest calendar. Seeya there! Tickets selling fast!
All details on Norwich Star Wars Club website http://www.norwichstarwarsclub.co.uk/toyfair.html
Woman's Own Magazine - I am featured on page 48 29th April 2013
23rd - 29th April 2013
on page 48 "Our incredible bodies found us fame!"
I am featured in Woman's Own Magazine in their article "Our incredible bodies found us fame!" and labelled a "Pin-up" Gal at 53 years young! On page 48, 29th April 2013 issue.
Pick Me Up Magazine BUMPER Special May 2013
18th April - 18th May 2013
Special Thanks to Pick Me Up Magazine for featuring Jedward and I, Donna Africa Zulu Warrior as seen at my Live X-factor 2012 audition, in you BUMPER Monthly Special May 2013 Issue 5.
Norwich Advertiser newspaper
12th April 2013
Thank you to The Norwich Advertiser for featuring Norwich Star Wars Sci-fi & Film Convention, at the UEA LCR 12th May 2013, where I am honoured to be a guest. Special thanks for the mention! www.norwichadvertiser24.co.uk
My Cameo Debut Film Appearance on TV in Film4 "The Scouting book for boys" 14th November 2012.
14th November 2012 - 02nd January 2013
TV Film4 11:05pm
My debut cameo film appearance tonight on TV Film4 (Channel 15), in the Film4 /Pathe film production of, "The Scouting book for boys" starring Thomas Turgoose, Holliday Grainger, Tony Maudsley & Susan Lynch. http://www.donnaafrica.co.uk/news-blog.aspx http://www.film4.com/reviews/2009/the-scouting-book-for-boys
My thank you letter from The Prime Minister, David Cameron, 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA
13th September 2012
10 Downing Strret, London SW1 2AA
I feel honoured to receive my thank you letter today from The Prime Minister, Sir David Cameron, of 10 Downing Street, for my part and role, that I played as a ceremonies cast performer and volunteer, in The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. Thank you Mister Prime Minister!!
I RECEIVE MY INVITATION AS A GUEST TO ATTEND THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES TEAMGB & PARALYMPICSGB ATHLETES PARADE
10th September 2012
The Mall, Admiralty Arch, London
I am absolutely ecstatic to have received my invitation to attend as a guest in the ticketed area of The Mall, London WC1, during our Greatest and much loved Team Athletes Parade GB & ParalympicsGB, to cheer & salute our well deserved GB Athletes & ParalympicsGB on!
I feel very proud and honoured to have received my invitation, in recognition of my participation, support & hard work, I have given and shown for both teams and the games themselves, in my role as a Volunteer Cast Ceremony Performer and Audience Leader in both the London 2012 opening & closing ceremonies.
ITV "The X-Factor" I Zulu Warrior Woman clip broadcasted on ITV "The X-Factor" on 8th & 9th Sept 2012
08th September 2012 - 09th September 2002
Manchester Event Centre
The Clip of me as Zulu Warrior Woman is featured & broadcasted on ITV "The X-Factor" TV Talent Programme on both Saturday 8th & 9th September on National TV.
Norwich Evening News - Full Page Feature in their "Originals" Section
05th September 2012
I am featured (full page) in The Norwich Evening News in their "Norwich Originals" section about my participation in the London 2012 opening & closing ceremonies and my poetry and talent acts alongside my inspirational message, "Never to give up on your dream's" Thank you to superb, brilliant Jounalist & Reporter, Peter Walsh and The Norwich Evening News. Read the Full story online, link below. http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/meet_the_norwich_model_actress_poet_and_dancer_who_met_comic_russell_brand_while_working_at_the_olympic_games_in_london_this_summer_1_1508258#sharinganchor
CLOSING CEREMONY LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES AS CEREMONIES CAST VOLUNTEER AUDIENCE PERFORMER AND LEADER 12TH AUG 2012
12th August 2012
LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC STADIUM
Proud to have been apart of the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, as a Ceremonies Cast Volunteer Audience Leader & Performer, in my role as a "Mechanicals Audience Leader" to perform, sing, dance, lead the audience, deploy the silks and generally to lift the spirits and egg my audience to join along, participate and to be apart of the Closing Ceremony & to celebrate & herald the Athletes in a job well done!
Being a Volunteer Participator Performer in both the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening & Closing Ceremony, was a a dream come true for me and a once in a life time experience. I am very appreciative and thankful to have been given this opportunity & to have been apart of it! http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/sport/olympics_2_7382/norwich_woman_s_pride_at_taking_part_in_opening_ceremony_at_london_2012_olympics_1_1464941
London 2012 Olympic Games Ceremonies - A Ceremonies Cast Volunteer Audience Leader & Performer in both the Opening & Closing Ceremonies 27th July & 12th Aug 2012
27th July - 12th August 2012
London 2012 Olympic Games Ceremonies
I am over-the-moon to have been successful in my auditions to become a Ceremonies Cast Volunteer Performer in the London 2012 Olympic Games, in my role as a Mechanical Audience Leader, both in the Opening & Closing Ceremonies - a once in a life time opportunity and to celebrate the passion & creativity of the United Kingdom in front of the entire world! I feel honoured and proud to be British!
Special thanks to Danny Boyle, Steve, Haith, Hannah, Nathan and Soha.
To read all about my experience & role in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony published in The Norwich Evening News by Reporter Peter Walsh - greatly appreciated and thank you Peter.
Norwich Lord Mayor's Parade
07th July 2012
Newmarket Road, Norwich City
I Donna Africa aka "Zulu Warrior Woman" teamed up with my good friend Richard Walker, CEO of Norwich Star Wars Club and his Star Wars characters, in the Lord Mayors Procession on Saturday 7th July 2012 for charity.
Me photographed & captured on the Norwich Evening News website http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/lord_mayor_s_procession_2012_2_1_1436991?id=6
Me photographed & captured on Norwich 99.9fm radio website gallery http://www.norwich999.com/gallery/category.php?urlpiccategory=Lord+Mayors+Celebrations+2012&startnum=144
X-FACTOR LIVE AUDITION MANCHESTER JUNE 2012
06th June 2012
I have been successful in My X-Factor Audition and received confirmation to perform my unique poetry performance act that I penned entitled, "Asimbonanga" - "One who has yet to be seen!" - at the Live auditions infront of The Celebrity Judges - Lovable & adorable, Louis Walsh, and Georgeous & extremely talented, Gary Barlow, fabulous! I am so looking forward to this one! Wish me luck!
Norwich Evening News
23rd May 2012
I make it through to the Live X-factor auditions and on a mission with my daring deed & hope to succeed! Thank you to reporter, Peter Walsh. Read all about it online http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/norwich_x_factor_hopeful_wants_to_plant_kiss_on_judge_louis_walsh_at_manchester_auditions_1_1387055
Norwich Evening News, My X-Factor successful Audition - Reporter Peter Walsh
16th May 2012
I am featured in the Norwich Evening News newspaper today, about my X-Factor Audition, after successfully making it through to the next stage.
Read all about it on this link below: http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/zulu_dressed_norwich_woman_is_hoping_her_performance_act_has_the_x_factor_1_1378756
I am featured in The South African Newspaper Edition 8th - 14th May 2012
08th - 14th May 2012
The South African Newspaper
I am featured in the "The Graft is Greener: Donna Africa" in The South African Newspaper edition 8th -14th May 2012 and on their website.
Special thanks and appreciation to Author Paul Harrison. http://www.thesouthafrican.com/business/the-graft-is-greener-donna-africa.htm
My Donna Africa "The Queen of Dreams" Showreel 2012
17th April 2012
My Showreel showcasing my work in poetry, entertaining, modelling, TV, Films and Radio. Special thanks to Green Light Media and to all the talented Artists that have helped me on my journey in realising my dreams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSnzBPc0YIo
I was featured on ITV in "Britain's got talent" 2012 in their Opening Scene on the IPC Roof top, televised on ITV on the 7th April 2012
07th April 2012
IPC Building, Shoe Lane, London
Britain's got talent asked to film me their opening scene on ITV in "Britain's got talent" 2012 after I had auditioned my BGT Donna Africa Cabaret Act. I was featured & filmed dancing in my red top hat, red boa, corset & stockings dancing ontop of the IPC roof top, in London, which was televised & featured in this years popular ITV Variety Talent TV Show, "Britain's got talent" 2012 on the 7th April 2012 at 8pm. Special thanks to ITV, Johanna, Dereck the Film Director & all Camera Crew & Staff for such fun! http://talent.itv.com/ Watch on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/78256124
Norwich Evening News 7th April 2012
07th April 2012
My appearance on TV in the opening scene of "Britain's got talent" 2012 makes headlines. Thank you to Reporter Peter Walsh.
GRACE MATTHEWS FUND RAISER EVENT AT ASDA NORWICH 7th APRIL 2012
07th April 2012
ASDA Supermarket, Norwich
I Donna Africa (Zulu Warrior Woman) joined my good friend, Richard Walker CEO of Norwich Stars Wars Club, at Asda Supermarket, to raise funds for Grace Matthews (meningitis survivor) towards her new set of prosthetic limbs. Special thanks to Richard, the Star Wars Club Characters and the Manager of ADSA as together we raised over £800 on the day. http://www.norwichstarwarsclub.co.uk
"The Weakest Link" BBC TV Show, "The Queen of Dreams" meets "The Queen of Mean"
26th March 2012
I was thrilled to be a contestant on Anne Robinson's Popular BBC2 TV Quiz show "The Weakest Link." "The Queen of Dreams" finally meets "The Queen of Mean" filmed at BBC Scotland in Glascow on Wed 7th Dec 2011. Broadcasted aired on BBC2 TV Monday 26th March at 2:15pm. Watch YOUTUBE http://youtu.be/CfZhaTI4Udw http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/sprowston_woman_takes_on_anne_robinson_in_final_weakest_link_series_1_1152847#.TunODMxgKpp.facebook
My Published Donna Africa's Poetry Book "The Queen of Dreams" now available on Amazon Kindle.
07th March 2012
My Donna Africa's humble Poetry Book "The Queen of Dreams" Part one 2011 a gift to my friends & fans available on Kindle Amazon. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Donna-Africas-Poetry-Queen-Dreams-ebook/dp/B007HKOS6I
My True Inspirational Story - Donna Africa from Caregiver to Olympic Performer - Featured on Fab After Fifty Website
04th March 2012
Special thanks to founder & creator of Fab after Fifty popular Website, Ceri Wheeldon for featuring my true inspirational story on her blog. Read all about it on http://www.fabafterfifty.co.uk/2012/02/28/donna-africa-the-queen-of-dreams-feeling-fit-and-fine-after-50-years-young/
HEART RADIO 17th February 2012
17th - 17th February 2012
I am featured & mentioned on Heart Radio News Bulletins at 4/5/6pm today about my role in the London 2012 Olympic games. Special thanks to Heart Radio and Natalie Reed. Please tune in! http://www.heart.co.uk/
or listen to my full interview on their website. http://www.heart.co.uk/norfolk/news/local/east-woman-performing-olympics/
BBC RADIO 2 Art Show - The Big Impact
10th February 2012
The Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman
I share & talk on BBC Radio 2 Arts Show "The Big Impact" on BBC Radio 2
on Friday 10th February at 22:10 hrs on how the Great Poet John Keats made a big impact on me & inspired me to become a modern day poet.
Thanks to Claudia Winkleman and BBC RADIO2
You may listen to it on my on my YOUTUBE Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8jPm1mtaNI http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wrvw
Guest on The Sporah Show - TV Talk Show hosted by Sporah
06th February 2012
Laspo Media Productions, London
I am honoured to be an invited guest on Sporah's TV show, to share my true inspirational story with the gorgeous host Sporah and her TV viewers in Europe & Africa and will be aired on Monday 6th Feb 2012 .
The show is broadcasted in Europe Sky 184 BEN every Monday at 22:30pm & Africa every Friday 18:00 & Saturday13:00pm in East Africa Tanzania on STAR Television.
Watch my guest appearance on YOUTUBE http://youtu.be/53rAa6qKYRg
Norwich Evening News
27th December 2011
My Poem entitled, "My Christmas Wish List" published in the Norwich Evening News Tuesday 27th December, 2011. Special thanks to Pete. http://www.donnaafrica.co.uk/poetry.aspx
Britain's Got Talent Themed Charity Event - Featuring 2011 BGT Semi-Finalists and I
02nd December 2011
Brennan's, 2 Regent St, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 1JX
I perform my Donna Africa "Asimbonanga" Sangoma Talent Act, with my BGT 2011 Talented Semi-Finalists, at this BGT Charity Family Fun Event, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, which is close to all our hearts. I hope you will come & show your support, appreciated.
The Norwich Mall Fundraiser Entertainment Event
08th - 09th October 2011
The Norwich Star Wars Club, Michael Henbury and I Donna Africa are Guests at the Norwich Mall Fundraiser Entertainment event in the City. I will be there with my book and available for signings and photographs - raising monies for the Mall's Community Sports Foundation outside The Argos on Sat 8th & 9th Oct 2011 http://www.thenorwichstarwarsclub.co.uk
Miss Zim Diamond 2011 Finals
10th September 2011
Royal National Hotel, Russell Square , London
Honoured & humbled to be a Judge and share my Donna Africa Talent Performance Poetry Act "Asimbonanga" live on Stage at this spectacular event, highlighting Zimbabwe Beauties & Talented Zimbabwean Women. Watch on youtube http://youtu.be/v0kp8EbXxok
Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Film Festival
03rd September 2011
Hollywood Cinema, Norwich
Honoured to be a Guest making an appearance in my Donna Africa Zulu Warrior Costume & Book. Available for signings & photographs. See you there! http://www.norwichstarwarsclub.co.uk/sciFiFair.asp
The Norwich Time Travellers
02nd July 2011
Charity Family Fun Day
My friends & I Donna Africa will be available for signings and photos at this fab local charity event, to raise monies for "Water Aid for Africa" - which is very close and dear to my heart! Please come show your support! http://norwichtimetravellers.co.uk/204412.html
BBC RADIO NORFOLK – STEPHEN BUMFREY SHOW
03rd May 2011
Invited guest on the fab & entertaining Stephen Bumfrey show, to discuss my recently published Poetry Book. Please be our guests and tune in. Special thank you to Producer Ian and Stephen. To listen to my interview watch it on my YOUTUBE Channel http://youtu.be/c7Nq8jF9VTs
CHARITY SCI-FI, FILM, TV & COMIC EVENT IN AID OF STARGAZER APPEAL AND TROOPS RELIEF – DERBYSHIRE
16th April 2011
I am honoured and humbled to be a guest amongst these Great Stars – “Star Wars” Film Actress / Actors infact and hosted by MPGB Entertainment. Please come along and meet us all plus show your support for these worthy charities including Troops Relief. See ya there!
MY DONNA AFRICA POETRY BOOK LAUNCH
09th April 2011
My Donna Africa Poetry Book launch in conjunction with the Norwich Evening News (featured in their Sat 9th April reporter Donna- Louise Bishop. 2011 edition) & “Out of Africa Trading Post” Saturday 9th April where I will be holding my Poetry Book signing at the Norwich Market & also available to purchase in my shop. http://www.donnaafrica.co.uk/shop.aspx
NORWICH EVENING NEWS
05th February 2011
My Poem entitled, “If I had a magic wand” published in the Norwich Evening News newspaper. Many thanks to Pete.
NORWICH EVENING NEWS
16th December 2010
I am featured on page 31 about my Britains got talent audition, hopes, aspirations and inspiration. Special thanks to Derek James, Fionna & Adrian from the Norwich Evening News Team. http://www.norwichadvertiser24.co.uk/news/norwich_woman_s_african_inspired_act_for_britain_s_got_talent_1_755124
H&E NATURIST MAGAZINE
16th August 2010
I am featured Au Naturel full page on page 2 with my Trusty Traditional Zulu Assegai to ward off non-naturists in H&E Naturist August Edition!! (lol) Special thanks to Sam Hawcroft (Editor)
BBC RADIO NORFOLK
24th May 2010
I was invited to be a guest and join TV Celebrity / Show Host, Trisha Goddard Live on her show today on BBC RADIO Norfolk, to discuss & debate live on air about Lads Mags!
MY DEBUT CAMEO APPEARANCE IN PATHE / FILM4 PRODUCTION OF “THE SCOUTING BOOK FOR BOYS”
03rd March 2010
Director: Tom Harper Starring: Thomas Turgoose, Holliday Grainger, Tony Maudsley & Susan Lynch
Cinema Release date: 19th March 2010
I make my Debut Cameo Appearance alongside British Actor’s Tony Maudsley (Jim) in the caravan scene amongst Thomas Turgoose(of “This is England” Film Fame) Holliday Grainger & Susan Lynch in this international Film / Thriller / Drama showing at your nearest cinema Friday the 19th March 2010! Special thanks to Tom Harper & Hazel Cripps for giving me this great opportunity. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-scouting-book-for-boys
MY DONNA AFRICA LETTER TO THE EDITOR PUBLISHED IN THE “NORTH NORFOLK NEWS”
17th September 2009
Newspaper Thursday, September 17, 2009 Edition
My “Good Samaritans” thank you letter published in the Letters to the Editor section, in the “North Norfolk News” Newspaper on the 17th September, 2009
BBC ONE TV “THE ONE SHOW”
31st July 2009
Aired on TV 31st July 2009.
I join the popular BBC TV Show, “The One Show” alongside BBC Astronomer Mark Thompson as a featured Participant / Star Gazer in “The One Show” Star Gazing Astronomy Episode. Filmed & recorded at the Seething Observatory in Norfolk. I shared my pearls of wisdom with the One Show TV viewers that, “I realised that the universe was infinite!” LOL! A Most illuminating & enlightening experience! Thank you to Mark Thompson, Dave and Luke http://youtu.be/J7wSTdnQovQ
My BBC Show & Tell Video filmed by BBC Norfolk June 2009
13th June 2009
I am filmed and recorded by the BBC Norfolk “Voices” about my modelling and acting career so far. This was screened publicly at The Millennium Forum in Norwich BBC Norfolk “Fusion” on their Large Digital Screen in June 2009. Thank you to Darren and AJ http://youtu.be/Tf28P6Wz9WI
My BBC RADIO Norfolk Interview with Stephen Bumfrey
10th June 2009
I am an invited Guest onto the BBC Radio Norfolk “The Stephen Bumfreys Breakfast Show” on 22nd June 2009 to talk about my relocation from Africa to UK, My Modelling, Acting career, my entry into UK Glamour Girl of the Year Pageant plus much, much more! Big thank you to Stephen Bumfrey and AJ!
My BBC RADIO Interview Part One http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoCM1JYbmMg
My BBC RADIO Interview Part Two http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzxgg8X46S0
“The Richard & Judy Show” TV Show
14th February 2009
Cactus Studio, London
Valentines Special Feb 2009.
Cactus Studios, London
I am a party participant in their “Star Bar” on their Valentines Special TV Show, at the Cactus Studios in London, on this very popular TV Show “The Richard & Judy Show.” I had loads of fun being a part of this Fabulous TV show and would love to do it again! Special Thanks to Claire for making this possible.
“The Black Widow” B/W Short student Film
01st January 2009
Director : Matt Haughan
Producer: Russell Cherrington
Actress : Donna Thompson (aka Donna Africa)
Actor : James Middlemarch
I play the leading lady as the femme fatale character, Mrs Lehman (aka the black widow) alongside renown York Actor, James Middlemarch in this B/W, retro, noir, atmospheric, detective styled fantastic student film. Destined for “The Cannes Film Festival.” Thank you to Matt, Russell & James for making this possible . Watch on youtube http://youtu.be/GvMXAjVYsZA
“Aspinalls” of London – Model Assignment
11th November 2008
Photo shoot & Model Assignment with “Aspinalls Of London” an upmarket establishment situated in Mayfair, London to promote their Rolls Royce Car Hire and Prestigious Mayfair Venue
My Donna Africa Website goes live October 2008
10th October 2008
Thanks to my family, friends, fans and network friends. Without your support & help I would not be able to fulfil my dreams & I would be nothing! My sincere heart felt thanks. With Luv, Light & Liberty Your Donna Africa xxx http://www.donnaafrica.co.uk/
“The Scouting Book for Boys” Pathe / Film4 Production
08th August 2008
Director: Tom Harper
Extra Casting Agent: Hazel Cripps
I make my Debut Cameo Appearance alongside British Actor, Tony Maudsley(Jim) playing the part of his Girlfriend in the caravan scene, amongst Tomo Turgoose(of “This is England” film fame) andSusan Lynch in this international Fantastic Thriller/Drama Movie. Thanks to the Director & Hazel Crippsfor giving me this fabulous opportunity. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3697033/
Malice in Wonderland” Future Film Production
07th July 2008
I am featured in a support role and as a high energy dancer in this soon to be released International film starring Danny Dyer. Thanks to Hazel Cripps for casting me in this fab film! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3697033/
Model assignment for Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
03rd March 2008
My paid model assignment & photo shoot for Norwich & Peterborough Building Society and featured in their financial brochure
“Love it” UK Women’s National Magazine
20th - 26th November 2007
I am photographed and featured as Catwoman in this fabulous UK Glossy National Women Magazine. Purr-fect!