The Mac Twins

Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (aka The Mac Twins), two of the UK's hottest young media stars, are identical twin female personalities who are known as Djs, music makers, radio and TV presenters with personality, intelligence and wit to bring any audience alive.

Since their live performance as Dj's at the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay the twins have performed and presented at a range of live shows and events including BBC radio, BBC news, Channel 4 and ITV as well as Wireless Festival and Radio 1’s Big Weekend amongst other festivals. They write for Huffington Post, the Evening News and Standard Issue. They have Dj’d across Europe including live gig’s for the Strictly Come Dancing wrap party at Wembley, exclusive clubs such as London’s Whisky Mist and Versus Club, the largest in Europe and for brands like Tia Maria, Armani and Coca Cola.

The twins are mirror reflections of each other. They share: their mother’s womb, the same face, and now their career but they couldn't be more opposite. In fact, it’s playing with that creative tension that makes them unique. Alana and Lisa are focusing on projects that illuminate their individual voices, and do the same for their audiences too. They are on the same path, but telling their own stories, playing their own Dj songs, mashing up their own music tracks, living their own lives but doing it together, because it’s better. And it’s more fun.

Battling and embracing the Opposite – sometimes a challenge --- but what a win. No compromise living.
Calling All Girls, You Are

Calling All Girls, You Are Extraordinary!

I could create a multitude of Brownie badges for encouragement, write lines upon lines to raise awareness and shout from every rooftop about this report. But I need to hand the microphone over, turn the spotlight round and let this remarkable young woman's words fill you up.
13/10/2016 12:32 BST
Action For

Action For Change

You are the little grass roots with the big strong voices, green and naive you are not, tall, strong stalks ready to take on the world you ARE. Petitions, organising events, fundraising and being vocal about the change you want to see, this campaign is right behind you.
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"Dude Where's My Time?"

Battery > last 7 days - and it will all come tumbling down in order of highest hours on screen to shame you and shock you to your little digital core.
22/08/2016 12:41 BST
Get a Fringe Thirst and Come

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13/08/2015 14:35 BST
Turn(it)around Bright

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Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.
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Leave the Summer

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That Gut

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11 Things It Shouldn't Take You Until Adulthood to

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22/09/2014 11:59 BST
The Top 10 at

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Squinting Through the

Squinting Through the Cellophane

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Travelling Back With Mr

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The Freelancers

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22/04/2014 14:45 BST

Body Talkin'

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Hurrah for 'That Googley

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Selfie- steem

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06/02/2014 12:37 GMT
The Botox and Barbie

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Madness at Our

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'I'm Giving Old Clothes a New Life

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Holiday Destinations of a Twenty

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25/09/2012 11:05 BST
Sorry to Ask, Are You

Sorry to Ask, Are You Twins?

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22/08/2012 16:32 BST