Lliana Bird

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Lliana Bird
Born (1981-08-17) 17 August 1981 (age 35)
London,
England
Nationality British
Other names Birdy
Occupation Radio presenter, writer, actress, co-founder of Help Refugees
Years active 2009–present

Lliana Bird, or Birdy (17 August 1981), is a British radio presenter, writer, actress and co-founder of charity Help Refugees, currently presenting on Radio X.[1]

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

Bird currently presents the Friday and Saturday evening shows on Radio X.[2] She has also previously contributed to Capital Radio, Virgin Radio, and BBC Three Counties Radio.[3][4] In 2010 she presented a series of radio documentaries about independent record labels entitled "Independents Day".[5] She presented on XFM from 2007 until 2015, when the station rebranded as Radio X.[6]

Bird presents a weekly podcast entitled Geek Chic's Weird Science which was selected as iTunes Best of 2014.[7][8]

Television[edit]

Bird can regularly be seen on Sky News as a music expert/commentator. She previously presented TFTV and XFM's online station, XFM TV.

Theatre and TV[edit]

Bird has also worked as an actress in various productions, including Fiddler on the Roof at The Lyric Theatre, Boom-bang-a-bang at the Etcetera Theatre,[9] and The Christmas Cock-up at The Cockpit Theatre.

In 2009, Bird set up a theatrical production company called Bird & Be.[10] Their first production was a run of Orlando Wells' The Tin Horizon at Theatre 503, which received positive reviews from critics.[11]

In 2013 she co-produced Orlando Wells' adaption of Patrick Hamilton's The Duke in Darkness, which ran from 16 April to 11 May at the Tabard Theatre.[12][13]

Bird has appeared in episodes of Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy Series 1 and 2.

Writing[edit]

Bird writes for The Huffington Post on a variety of social issues.[14]

In 2016 she released a book, The Mice Who Sing for Sex with Dr Jack from her Geek Chic's Weird Science podcast.

Charity Work[edit]

Bird is the co-founder of Help Refugees, a humanitarian organisation providing aid to refugees across Europe and beyond. www.helprefugees.org.uk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full line-up for Global's Radio X confirmed". RadioToday. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lliana Bird - Friday and Saturday 10PM - 1AM". Radio X. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lliana Bird" (PDF). John Noel Management. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lliana Bird". Voices.com. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Bird, Lliana (3 July 2015). "Why I'm Celebrating 'Independents Day' This 4th July". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Armstrong, Stephen (31 July 2014). "The surreal thing: the return of Noel Fielding". Evening Standard. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Lewis, Jack (31 October 2014). "Geek Chic Weird Science Podcast presented by Dr Jack & Lliana Bird". Dr Jack Lewis. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Geek Chic's Weird Science". iTunes Preview. Apple Inc. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Davies, Russell (13 May 2010). "Boom-bang-a-bang opens in London". ESCToday.com. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Lliana Bird". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Theatre503 Presents The Dark Comedy THE TIN HORIZON 4/15-5/9". BroadwayWorld.com. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Duke in Darkness". Theatricalia. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  13. ^ Best, Jason (19 April 2013). "The Duke in Darkness review at Tabard London". The Stage. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Lliana Bird". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 

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