Romuald Hazoumé

Romuald Hazoumé

Romuald Hazoumé still resides and works in his native Benin, using the land and the Republic’s history as a source of inspiration for his work

John Jones

John Jones

A powerhouse in the world of framing, John Jones is a family-owned organisation that provides bespoke frames of museum quality for the likes of TATE and the V&A.

John Squire

John Squire

Musician, artist, father, budding surfer – John Squire wears many hats, but the one creating all the buzz at the moment is his role as celebrated painter.

Keiko Mukaide

Keiko Mukaide

Keiko Mukaide was born in 1954 in Tokyo, Japan and is an internationally renowned artist who creates both small glass works and large site-specific installations.

Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi’s first novel, The Icarus Girl, was written while she was studying for her A-levels, and tells the story of a girl growing up between two cultures.

Sandra Newman

Sandra Newman

Sandra Newman is back with her new novel Cake, after 2002’s The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done brought her the First Book Award from The Guardian.

Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson

After 30 years of writing, recording, and activism, Linton Kwesi Johnson is being honored with the publication of Selected Poems in the Penguin Classics series.

David Mitchell

David Mitchell

David Mitchell is faithful to fiction to the point where he describes the idea of a clinch with scriptwriting or an embrace with poetry as akin to being adulterous.

deciBel 2007

deciBel 2007

Of the initiatives leading the drive for greater representation of British artists of ethnic origin, deciBel, a showcase event in Birmingham, was the most prominent.

Built to Spill

Built to Spill

With the latest lineup of Martsch, Scott Plouf, Jim Roth, Brett Nelson, and Brett Netson, this is the most experienced group that Built to Spill has ever seen.

Jesse Malin

Jesse Malin

New Yorker Jesse Malin released his third solo album Glitter in the Gutter in July 2007. This is an up-tempo, powerful manifesto for survival and defiance.

Ash

Ash

Ash return with their re-energised fifth and possibly last studio LP Twilight of the Innocents, mixing classic pop lyrics and punk influenced melody.

Maxïmo Park

Maxïmo Park

With a world tour well underway and their latest album receiving critical and popular acclaim, Maximo Park are battling to keep their feet on the ground.

Ken Loach

Ken Loach

For over forty years, director Ken Loach has been bringing realistic portrayals of modern day social and political situations to our screens.

Eddy Joseph

Eddy Joseph

“People are far more interested in sound now, but they still don’t really know what we do.” Eddy Joseph was part of the team that won a BAFTA for Casino Royale.

Film 4

Film 4

In 2007, Film 4 supported British music in their films: This is England, Hallam Foe, Brothers of the Head and Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten.