Jack Monroe is a food blogger, active anti-poverty campaigner and successful author. She rose to prominence by sharing her experience of how to get by on the £10 a week she could then afford to spend on herself and her young son. Making inventive use of the best-value…
Julian Clary is a comedian and novelist. After graduating, Julian began working on the cabaret circuit in the early 1980s.
His TV break came in 1989 with an ITV quiz show called Trick or …
Jonathan Harvey is an accomplished British playwright, having won numerous awards including National Girobank Young Writer of the Year, The Evening Standard’s most promising playwright award and the George Devine award.
Jimmy Somerville is a Scottish pop singer and song writer. His success includes number ones internationally with ‘Don’t leave me this way’ and bestselling albums with Bronski Beat and the Communards.
Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. He was born in London where he still lives and writes for the Observer, where he is a feature writer and restaurant critic.
Rt Hon Lord Chris Smith of Finsbury is a Labour politician and former cabinet minister. In 1984 he was the first MP to openly declare he was gay and in 2005 he publicly announced his HIV diagnosis, moved by Nelson Mandela’s announcement of his son’s death from AIDS.
Sir Cameron Macintosh is a British theatrical producer, described by the New York Times as the most successful, powerful and influential producer of our time. His career started as a stage hand at the Theatre Royal, Drury lane.
Allegra McEvedy MBE is a chef, writer and broadcaster. She has run the kitchens in a number of high profile restaurants including The Groucho club, The River Cafe and Robert de Niro’s New York based Tribeca Grill.