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Lucinda Belle
Lucinda Belle Music Maker @lucindabelle lucindabelle.com Biography Lucinda Belle is a harpist, singer and songwriter. Much like her hero, Harpo Marx, Lucinda’s path has been an unusually curvy one. From the stages of the UK’s greatest classical concert venues as a child harpist with the National Children’s Orchestra, she would eventually go on to work...
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Will Storr
Will Storr Storyteller @Wstorr Biography Will Storr is part journalist, investigator, novelist and educator. Above all though he is a storyteller. He has been named New Journalist of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year, and has won a National Press Club award for excellence. His work has appeared in The Guardian Weekend, The...
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Dan Hett
Dan Hett Creative Technologist @DanHett https://danhett.com/ Biography Dan Hett is a BAFTA-winning artist and creative technologist. He's worked with the likes of the BBC, Sky and TATE, and is currently a selected artist on FutureEverything's cutting-edge FAULT LINES program. He builds big, exciting, challenging things with technology - brave, tangible, noisy things that people can...
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Max Joseph
Max Joseph Film maker @maxjoseph Biography Max Joseph is a filmmaker who grew up in New York, lives in Los Angeles, and shoots all over the world. He is perhaps best known as the co-host of the MTV reality TV series entitled “Catfish: The TV Show” which investigates the murkier end of the online dating...
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Squirrel Nation
Squirrel Nation STEAM power @squirrel_nation squirrelnation.co.uk/ Biography Squirrel Nation are artist and designer, Caroline Ward and neuroscientist turned futurist, Erinma Ochu. Together, the duo create immersive and participatory experiences: from growing mushrooms on waste coffee grounds to imagining the future of radio using inaccessibility as a starting point. The not-for-profit creative studio blends films, exhibitions...
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Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay The Mayor @fooljonathankay burnhamformayor.co.uk Biography The Fool isn’t just a silly face. Throughout history, Fools have used humour to puncture the pretentions and hubris of the powerful, and to share wisdom with an audience through wit. Jonathan Kay takes his modern interpretation of “Fooling” to venues around the world, teaching and performing in...
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Michelle McGagh
Michelle McGagh Austere Journalist @mmcgagh Biography Personal finance journalist Michelle McGagh is no stranger to writing about the merits of saving. But how much did she really know about her own spending? Last year, she set herself the challenge of only spending money on essentials for a year. Her challenge to stop “squandering” money became...
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Tash Willcocks
Tash Willcocks Insightful Illustrator @tashwillcocks Biography It’s been more than 20 years since Tash Willcocks dipped her toe into the creative and design industry.\n\nIn that time she’s been an album creative for Elbow, designed skateboards with Linder Sterling, and led graphic design courses at Salford University. She’s now helping Hyper Island students worldwide to discover...
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Mr Bingo
Mr Bingo Hate Mail Comedian @mr_bingo http://shop.mr-bingo.org.uk/ Biography One night in 2011, a drunk illustrator called Mr Bingo felt the urge to send a hand-drawn offensive postcard to someone. He threw it open to people on Twitter, who couldn’t resist being abused through the mail. Over the last few years, he’s opened up the Hate...
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Ukebox
Ukebox Ukulele Innovators @Ukebox ukeboxband.co.uk Biography Expect the unexpected from this eclectic group who take the ukulele to new frontiers. This ensemble of 5 draws on the flawless tonal qualities of the Ukulele with a completely unique sound of their own. Along with some questionable oddities thrown in for good measure, the mixture of strong...
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