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Jay Blades

Jay Blades is the nation’s no-nonsense furniture up-cycler who inspires individuals, companies and charities to transform dusty old furniture into works of contemporary design.   Jay divides his time between being a presenter on TV Shows, such as, ‘Money for Nothing’ and ‘The Repair Shop’ and between working on furniture projects for commercial and individual clients, running workshops and motivating disadvantaged people in the community.   From his first appearance on TV with Kirstie Allsopp, then with Phil Spencer...

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Lewis Hancox

Lewis Hancox is an influencer, filmmaker and illustrator from the North West UK. Mainly known for his online characters ‘British Mum’ and ‘Prinny Queen’, he's built a committed following and regularly produces viral comedy videos. In 2011 he featured in the Channel 4 series ‘My Transsexual Summer’, which initially gave him a platform for his work. He co-created an ongoing film project about trans people called ‘My Genderation’, with trans-activist Fox Fisher. Their films have been screened in festivals all...

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Dr Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart is a respected pure mathematician and a gifted expositor of mathematics, as evidenced by her 2021 profile in the New York Times https://tinyurl.com/3urd7pxk.  Dr Hart was the youngest STEM professor appointed at Birkbeck College (University of London) and its first woman Mathematics Professor.  Educated at Oxford and Manchester, she gained her PhD in Mathematics in 2000 at the age of 25, moving to Birkbeck as a lecturer in 2004. As a hugely popular...

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Dominic Chinea

Dom is best known for his master metal work in the RTS Award-winning, BBC One show, The Repair Shop.  Bringing broken and much loved treasures back to life, the show has been a runaway success and is a moving production that manages to combine jaw dropping restoration with warmth, humour and ingenuity. There is much more to Dom that just metal work though.  Working across many mediums – set design, prop making, metal work, sign writing...

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Ben Ramalingam

Ben Ramalingam is an internationally recognised thought leader, policy influencer and operational innovator. His childhood in Sri Lanka during the civil war profoundly shaped his outlook, giving him the passion and motivation to transform how the international community harnesses innovation in dealing with conflict and crisis. At the heart of Ben’s work is a commitment to a simple but challenging principle: complex and urgent problems demand more original and novel thinking, not less.   His expertise is...

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Rosie Garland

Rosie Garland writes novels, poetry, short fiction and sings with post-punk band The March Violets. With a passion for language nurtured by public libraries, her work has appeared in Under the Radar, The North, Mslexia, Butcher’s Dog, Longleaf Review, Spelk, Ellipsis, Rialto & elsewhere.   Debut novel The Palace of Curiosities (HarperCollins 2013) won the inaugural Mslexia Novel Competition and was nominated for both The Desmond Elliott and Polari First Book Prize. Second novel Vixen (Borough Press...

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Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen is a bestselling cookery writer, TV chef and celebrated teacher at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Ireland. Raised in Dublin, Rachel began study at Ballymaloe at the age of 18, remaining after graduation to cook at the Ballymaloe House Hotel and Restaurant. She then set off to cook around the world, returning afterwards to Ballymaloe to work at the cookery school. It was there she found her passion for teaching,...

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Bernadette Strachan

Bernadette Strachan is the author of sixteen novels. The two most recent of these will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2019. Both are still in Title Hell, but one is a standalone under her well established pseudonym Juliet Ashton, and the other is the second instalment of a three book collaboration with her husband, the composer Matthew Strachan.   Born to an Irish family in London, Bernadette was a swot at school, yet had no...

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Matt Tebbutt

Originally in the RAF, Matt gained a diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London, before working for some of London's most prestigious restaurants. This includes Marco Pierre White at the Oak Room and Criterion, and Alastair Little who he cites as the greatest influence on his cuisine....

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