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Matt Harvey's playful and laughter inducing wordsmithery has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, where he was the first writer in residence, via a number of Edinburgh Festivals, regular appearances on Radio 4's Saturday Live and 'Wondermentalist Cabaret'....

Pianist Philip Clouts' music reflects an eclectic mix of influences including the exuberance of South African township music, the convivial groove of gospel-influenced soul jazz, the joyful sway of Cuban guaguanco rythms and the bluesy melodies of Middle Eastern praise songs. Marcus Vergette on double...

SOPHIE HANNAH is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 32 languages and 51 territories. In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Sophie published a new Hercule Poirot novel, ‘The Monogram Murders’, which was a bestseller in more...

Shaun Hill is a legend in British cooking. He has spent 50 years in the kitchen, heading various Michelin-starred restaurants over his long career, including 9 years at the Gidleigh Park. After putting Ludlow on the culinary map with his restaurant, The Merchant House, Shaun...

Simon James is an internationally renowned children's author and illustrator of over 20 books. Last year was the 25th anniversary of the publication of his enduringly popular classic 'Dear Greenpeace' with a special new anniversary edition now available. His other books including 'Baby Brains', 'Nurse Clementine'...

Jason Beresford has been entertaining children across the country with his hilarious story telling and terrible ukelele playing for a very very very very long time. Jason used to read the news for Tyne Tees TV before going on to make documentaries for ITV and Channel...

Alice Oswald is an internationally recognised poet, renowned for her innovative style and stunning imagery. Her collections include ‘Dart’, the book-length poem which brought her work to prominence and which unfolds, in the poet’s words, as a “map poem or song line” guided by the...

Kate grew up in Sunderland and gained her BA from Newcastle University where she read Swedish. She became a familiar figure through her work as BBC Chief News Correspondent. She is considered to be among the most reliable reporters, as well as one of the first...

Marnie Dickens is the creator and writer of the highly acclaimed drama serial ‘Thirteen’ which aired on the new online only BBC3 and then on BBC2 in 2016. The series was also shown on BBC America. The drama centred on Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer), a...

Peter Moffat is a double BAFTA winning screenwriter. A former barrister, his work includes such well-known series as  ‘ Criminal Justice’ (Ben Whishaw, Pete Postlethwaite), the first UK series to be transmitted across a single week - ‘ North Square’, ‘ Kavanagh QC’, ‘ Silk’ (Maxine...