Adelle Stripe has published three collections of poetry and her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Times, The Stool Pigeon and Morning Star. In 2012 Dark Corners of the Land was named Poetry Book of the Year at the 3:AM Awards and was also a Scotsman Book of the Year. She teaches Creative Writing at MMU’s Manchester Writing School and was included in the Read Women 2014 list.
Composer Halldór Smárason has worked with many renowned artists, including Ensemble intercontemporain, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Psappha, TAK, Oslo Sinfonietta, MSM Symphony, Decoda, Reykjavík’s Trio, Duo Harpverk and Elektra Ensemble. Halldór received the Manhattan Prize and has participated at the Ung Nordisk Musik 2013-2016, Nordic Cool in 2013, Sonic in 2014.. In 2015 he received an internship grant to work with Beat Furrer in Vienna and Graz.
Specialising in socially-engaged creative photography with a satirical edge and a distinct Northern voice, Mark Page has been a practising artist for fourteen years since gaining a BA Fine Art & Documentary Photography from Liverpool John Moores in 2001.