Meet the team

 

 

PAUL STATHAM

He's co-written million sellers for Dido and Kylie, and worked with artists as varied as Simple Minds, the Saturdays, Matt Cardle and Peter Murphy. He teaches song-writing at Leeds College of Music, Southampton University and the British & Irish Modern Music Institute. Find out more

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    EMILY PHILLIPS

    Emily has three top ten hits to her name, and has written with Florence and the Machine,  Jasmine Thompson, Lemar, Rizzlekicks and John Newman. Find out more


    BEN JOLLIFFE

    Ben runs the business and drops in on workshops as and when needed. 

    Whether he's doing it for himself or helping others find their voice, he loves the creative life. Last year he launched Hanzi Hero, a comic strip for learning how to read and write Mandarin. 

    He's been a copywriter and marketing consultant for 10 years. 

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    OLIVIA CLIFTON-BLIGH

    Ollie is a sculptor and teacher working in bronze, paper and clay and a printmaker specialising in linocut and woodcut techniques. She also teaches life drawing.

    Her studio is on the banks of the river Wylye where she draws inspiration from the flora and fauna of the Wiltshire landscape, from cattle and wild carrot on the broad backs of the Downs to fat brown trout and water hemlock in the chalk valley. Longleat is nearby so if in need of more exotic animals - blue tongued giraffes, gorillas and lions - she doesn't have to go far. Find out more


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    DR MIKE RICKETTS

    Mike is an artist who works in sculpture, film, text and performance. He is Associate Head of the Art at University of West England. Formerly, he was Programme Director of an M.A. in contemporary art run by Christie's. He has also worked at Tate Modern, Chelsea College of Arts, the ICA and Birkbeck College.