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Tom Broadbent is a portrait photographer based in London and has worked for numerous publications on both commissions and self-initiated assignments.
Over the last ten years Tom Broadbent has engaged with the furry community in Britain and has produced a series of images that allow the characters space to be themselves through a non-judgemental lens.
To be a furry is to share a love of anthropomorphised animals, that is animal characters that one might see in art, cartoons, films, graphic novels, books and video games. At Home With The Furries, explores the relationship between the person and the furry they inhabit on a daily basis.
At Home With The Furries featured in the book 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die, 2017 and has also been in The Sunday Times Magazine, Wired Italia and Featureshoot over the course of its development.
The project has been exhibited in the Absolut Manifesto Festival ( Madrid), FixPhoto (London) and many group shows in the UK.
Support the Furries book publication: From March
6th-April 3rd 2018 you can support a Kickstarter campaign to self-publish the book here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/466109304/at-home-with-the-furries
Love looking good? Love new experiences? Love beautiful things? Want to use less plastic? Fancy saving the planet? Most people would answer yes to all of these questions. And yet when shopping or seeking information there is very little that speaks to all our needs - it tends to be highly commercial (buy, buy, buy), deeply unstylish (lacking any aspirational value) or very worthy (wonderful, but just doesn’t resonate for most).
With a career in strategy & insight spanning twenty years, and increasingly disillusioned with both sustainability messaging & shopping options, Sally thought it was about time she put all her business advice to the ultimate test. So she quit her corporate career and built Manifesto Woman & Kids. These are predominantly pre-loved shopping platforms that speak to Everywoman. They marry the desire for stylish clothes, a boutique shopping environment and great customer service with the desire to live mindfully. Conscious of not wanting to be purely commercial she also focuses on showcasing inspirational women, fabulous clothing, offbeat events, travel inspiration, thought leadership within the sustainability sphere, top tips for stylish eco shopping and much more.
By putting emphasis on both beauty and sustainability, Sally hopes to showcase secondhand and sustainable fashion as not only desirable but optimal, luring many more people into what has typically been seen an an inaccessible or undesirable space.
Simon is an interdisciplinary creative focussing on film, digital storytelling and world building. He is also creative director of PLASTIK, a creative agency making all sorts of cool stuff for partners like Google and BBC Worldwide.
He has previously designed video for live performances in the West End and the Middle East as well as having video installations in retail locations in Paris and London. His film work includes directing the short films Groucho Nietzsche (2013) and Mirror Mirror (2011), and his theatre work includes directing A Dashing Fellow at the New Diorama Theatre, London in 2014.
Last year he directed a documentary for theatre company Complicité, following the creation of their musical A Pacifist’s Guide To The War On Cancer. The short, The Little c (2017), examines the unusual stories of the cancer patients who collaborated with the creative team to make the show. The film recently won the Berlin Lift-Off Online Film Festival and will be screened at the Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival in March 2018.
Madlug was founded in 2015 by Dave Linton. A man whose only experience in the luggage industry was bags of enthusiasm. This 40-something Youth Worker was heartbroken to learn that most children in care transport their worldly belongings in a bin bag. In that moment, Dave set out to do something about it. With just £480, he started Madlug and came up with our ‘one for one’ approach: with every bag you purchase, one will be given to a child in care.
There are over 90,000 children in care in the UK and Ireland. One child enters the UK care system every 20 minutes. What’s more, over half are victims of neglect or abuse. Because children in care aren’t given a voice, the public don’t know about the problems they face everyday. Which is why it’s so important that their story is heard.
Find out more at: www.madlug.com
Sarah Powell is a presenter, writer, podcaster and celebrant. After graduating she became a radio presenter, doing shows on stations all over the country, eventually settling in Brighton and then London. For the last four years she has presented on heat radio and her current show
is every Sunday 2-6PM, which she describes as “where Bet Lynch meets Beyoncé.” Her radio work has led her to
TV appearances like guesting on the panel of Big Brother’s Bit on The Side (Ch5) and contributing to The People’s History of Pop (BBC Four) She also covered the entertainment news on ITV’s This Morning regularly for two years.
Sarah is one half of the hugely popular Jules and Sarah the Podcast with her co-host Jules Von Hep. It's a fun filled, hilarious weekly hour focused on chat about everything and absolutely nothing; cheese features A LOT and so do their mothers. Together they create quirky YouTube videos and run live events.
Sarah is a Celebrity Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and she has hosted all kinds of events from launches to talent showcases, cabaret and charity events including auctions. Sarah conducted an entire wedding and ceremony for a couple on Don’t Tell the Bride, which has led her to fully train as a wedding celebrant.
Finally, Sarah has written for heat magazine, Standard Issue and blogs for Huffington Post. The Museum of Sarah launched earlier this year and is a blog dedicated to all of the bright and colourful things Sarah loves. Sarah has a particular penchant for bold prints, big colours, stationary, gin and faux fur.
She is currently in production with a major TV company along with her co writer, Laura Jane Williams, to write their first series for television.
Find out more at: www.sarahpowell.co.uk
Singology is a community choir where EVERYBODY, no matter your experience or ability, is invited to come and make some noise with us! We’re one big choir family, comprised of nine branches across London.
Singology were proud finalists in the 2017 Gospel Choir of the Year Competition (BBC, Songs of Praise) and have performed everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to on stage with Stormy at V Festival! If you’re interested in getting involved you can find your local branch and book a FREE trial with Sinology at www.singologychoir.com
12 International Film Awards ‘best mobile film’ Cassius learnt his trade by being an apprentice to a camera crew over 20 years ago. He became a camera operator for news, music videos and documentaries. Cassius then worked as a camera operator for UNOPS (United Nations) filming in extreme situations. Over the years he has directed and camera operated for various networks and independent film companies.
In recent years Cassius has dedicated a lot of his time to supporting and mentoring disadvantaged and marginalized young people in film/video production. For the last 4 years he has been exploring and filming using smartphone technology as a new art form and platform and all his content is now only shot using mobiles. It’s given him a new found freedom to be more creative in his approach to his work and to his clients.
We are really excited about the opportunity to work with Cassius in producing a mobile film of Featured in Fifteen and promoting other small local businesses to work directly with Cassius.
Cassius has just launched his knife crime competition spoken word campaign to help channel young peoples imagination and give them the chance to create their content into a film to help raise knife crime awareness:
See Cassius's other work here: www.gofilmit.tv