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Perks, Jack

Jack Perks is a wildlife photographer specialising in freshwater fish. Wildlife has always been his passion and inspiration throughout his career as a Natural History photographer. His early memories are fishing with a net and ice cream tub catching bullheads and tadpoles which eventually lead to him picking up a camera and documenting wildlife. His main focus is underwater photography, particularly in rivers. He has filmed and featured on SpringwatchCountryfile, The One Show & Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing.
www.jackperksphotography.com

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2017, 7Hullo Creative
Petit, Pascale

Pascale Petit is a poet who has published six collections, four of which were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. She was born in Paris and lives in London. Her sixth book Fauverie was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and won the Manchester Poetry Prize. The Fauverie of this book is the big-cat house in the Jardin des Plantes zoo in Paris; a city haunted by Aramis the black jaguar and a menagerie of wild animals. Fauverie endeavours to redeem the darker forces of human nature while celebrating the ferocity and grace of endangered species. Pascale is widely travelled, including in the Venezuelan Amazon, China, Mexico and Nepal. Her fifth book What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlowas shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year. Three of her books have been Books of the Year in the Times Literary SupplementObserver and Independent. She originally trained as a sculptor and tutors for Tate Modern and The Poetry School.

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2015, 7Hullo Creative
Phelps, Lyndall

Lyndall Phelps is an artist whose curiosity in the world around us has shaped her artistic output. Describing herself as an enthusiastic amateur of many things, her art practice embraces extensive research and collaboration with a wide range of individuals whose interests reflect her own, from pigeon fanciers to radar scientists. Science, history and the natural world, particularly ornithology, botany and horticulture, are recurring themes. Her work combines a range of media including sculpture, photography, video, sound, textiles, ephemera, multiples and works on paper. The installations are often deliberately playful, sometimes magical and at times surreal. She aims to invite a sense of wonder; that people experiencing her work will be curious and intrigued. Lyndall firmly believes that artists can play a positive and productive role in raising awareness of the many complex issues surrounding nature conservation and species protection.
www.lyndallphelps.com

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2014, 7Hullo Creative
Pollard, Nik

Nik Pollard is a painter, printmaker and illustrator. His work stems from a passion for the natural world and is generated from sustained, direct observation. He makes drawings and paintings in the field and develops ideas through printmaking in the studio. He has participated in a number of national and international art projects highlighting the importance and vulnerability of specific habitats and wildlife in support of conservation. His work has led to collaborations with schools, colleges, galleries and museums, engaging communities with the natural environment through residencies and workshops. He is a published writer and illustrator of children’s picture books and has served on council for the Society of Wildlife Artists. He trained at the Royal College of Art.

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2013, 7Hullo Creative
Porteous, Katrina

Katrina Porteous is a poet, historian and broadcaster, much of whose work involves a detailed and loving celebration of the people, landscapes and wildlife of the Northumbrian coast where she lives. She has written extensively about local inshore fishing traditions, and often works in collaboration with artists and musicians, including painter James Dodds (Longshore Drift) and piper Chris Ormston (The Wund an’ the Wetter). Her long poems for BBC radio with producer Julian May include DunstanburghThe Refuge Box, and – with electronic composer Peter Zinovieff – Horse and Edge. Her most recent poetry collection is Two Countries (Bloodaxe, 2014).
www.katrinaporteous.co.uk

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2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 7Hullo Creative
Rands, Mike

Mike Rands is Executive Director of the CCI. After an early career as a research ecologist studying farmland wildlife populations in the UK, he developed and directed a programme of multidisciplinary conservation projects in over 100 countries for an international conservation organisation (ICBP). In 1996 Mike was appointed Chief Executive of the global conservation partnership, BirdLife International, before joining CCI as its first Director in 2009.

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2016, 7Hullo Creative
Rees, Martin

Martin Rees is a cosmologist and space scientist. He is based in Cambridge, where he has been Director of the Institute of Astronomy, a Research Professor, and, until recently, Master of Trinity College. He was President of the Royal Society during 2005–2010, and in 2005 was appointed to the House of Lords. He lectures, writes and broadcasts widely for general audiences. His books include Before the BeginningOur Final Century?Just Six NumbersOur Cosmic HabitatGravity’s Fatal Attraction, and From Here to Infinity: Scientific Horizons, an expanded version of his BBC Reith Lectures. Ever since Our Final Century? was published, he has been concerned with the threats stemming from humanity’s ever-heavier ‘footprint’ on the global environment, and with the runaway consequences of ever more powerful technologies. These concerns led him to join with colleagues in setting up a Centre for the Study of Existential Risks (CSER). This is based in Cambridge and has a strong international advisory board.

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2016, 7Hullo Creative
Remblance, Michelle

Michelle Remblance lives in, and enjoys exploring, Norfolk. Her love for nature is expressed in her writing, and she has recently completed a novel re-writing The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in an attempt to try and understand why anyone would shoot an albatross. After researching hundreds of possible explanations that have spanned more than two hundred years, she has reached her own unique conclusions about this famous literary example of bird cruelty, and she can now turn her attention to Cock Robin.
www.michelleremblance.com

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2014, 7Hullo Creative
Richardson, Emily

Emily Richardson is a UK based filmmaker who creates film portraits of particular places. Her work focuses on sites in transition and covers an extraordinarily diverse range of landscapes including empty East London streets, forests, North Sea oil fields, post-war tower blocks, empty cinemas and Cold War military facilities. She is currently doing a practice-led PhD on modern architectural space in artists’ film and video at the Royal College of Art in London. Her films have been shown in galleries, museums and festivals internationally. She was awarded the Gilles Dusein Prize, Paris 2009 in recognition of her films. Her work is distributed by Lux, London and Light Cone, Paris.
www.emilyrichardson.org.uk

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7Hullo Creative
Roberts, Callum

Callum Roberts is a professor of marine conservation at the University of York. His disparate research interests range from subjects such as the origins and maintenance of biodiversity on coral reefs, to historical ecology to the ecosystem effects of fishing. He has helped demonstrate that use of marine reserves, areas closed to fishing, can improve the success of fishery management and boost catches from surrounding areas by acting as a reservoir of productive fish stocks. Callum makes frequent contributions to radio and newspapers on the impacts of fishing on the sea and how to achieve sustainable fisheries. His book on this subject, The Unnatural History of the Sea, received the Rachel Carson Environment Book Prize. His most recent book Ocean of Life was shortlisted for the Royal Society book prize and examines the full scope of threats to the sea and what this means to our lives.

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2014, 7Hullo Creative
Rotherhan, Ian

Ian Rotherham is Professor of Environmental Geography and Reader in Tourism & Environmental Change at Sheffield Hallam University. An ecologist and environmental historian, he is an authority on landscape history and especially on fens, bogs, woodlands, forest and heaths. He has been researching and writing about alien and invasive species, and about urban ecology for many years and is currently working on concepts and ideas of recombinant ‘hybrid’ ecologies and ecological ‘fusion’. He has published over 400 papers, articles, books and book chapters. Ian is an active conservation campaigner, has a popular BBC radio ’phone-in, writes for local and regional newspapers, and works with the media nationally and internationally. He lectures widely to local groups and works closely with the Wildlife Trusts, Natural England, English Heritage, the National Trust and the RSPB. He has a research website www.ukeconet.org and a blog http://ianswalkonthewildside.wordpress.com.

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2013, 7Hullo Creative
Sample, Geoff

Geoff Sample was brought up in Northumberland and the Scottish Highlands, where his early ambition was to be a naturalist and live like Gavin Maxwell. After being sidetracked into an education in Classics and a sojourn as guitarist and music producer, he wove the threads together to study and record the ancient culture of birdsong and its context in natural soundscapes. He began by publishing his own CDs through Wildsong and has subsequently produced sound guides for HarperCollins, including the best-selling Collins Bird Songs and Calls. He regularly collaborates with contemporary artists, particularly Marcus Coates and Hanna Tuulikki, and produces installations and radio pieces in his own right exploring sound in the open landscape. His recordings find their way into all sorts of unlikely places on music albums, radio, TV and film. But he can still occasionally be heard warbling and fiddling with six-stringed boxes in various venues in Northumberland.
www.geoffsample.com

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2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, e, 7Hullo Creative
Scales, Helen

Helen Scales is an author, documentary-maker and oceans expert. Among her BBC Radio documentaries she’s searched for the perfect wave and explored the dream of living underwater; she’s also discussed the scientific wonders of the deep with Robin Ince and Brian Cox on The Infinite Monkey Cage and donated an aquarium tank of pregnant male seahorses to The Museum of Curiosity. Her latest book, the Guardian bestseller Spirals in Time about seashells and molluscs, was a book of the year in The EconomistNature and The Times, shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology book award and appeared (narrated by Helen) on Radio 4’s Book of the Week. She teaches marine science at Cambridge University’s Madingley Hall and is scientific advisor for the charity Sea Changers, which supports UK-based marine conservation. Her next book Eye of the Shoal (due out in 2018) follows the trail of fish through the underwater world.
www.helenscales.com

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2017, 7Hullo Creative