Ahmed Akasha is a highly experienced and versatile creative lead with 14 years experience. A self confessed teaholic and music snob, he founded and runs D237, a boutique creative agency.
Liz Draper is a sponsorship consultant. As Head of Corporate Partnerships at Hull UK City of Culture 2017, she led on income generation and relationship management for more than 50 partnerships worth £7.6 million.
Livia Filotico is Moon Festival’s founder and Director. She is a social anthropologist trained at Goldsmiths University, a creative producer, and a passionate supporter of disruptive forms of communications.
Duncan Gough has been designing digital products and communities for several years, joining the Moon Festival team from his role as the Technical Lead at the V&A. Previously he founded innovative startups in Berlin and San Francisco.
Eleanor is an accountant and a singer. As an accountant she worked for Keychange Charity and NPO Spread the Word. As a singer, she tours the world with Stile Antico.
Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian British writer and curator. Her debut novel 'Butterfly Fish' won a Betty Trask award. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Observer,The Guardian, the BBC amongst other publications.
Rasheeda Page-Muir is a 20-year old poet, speaker, writer and community organiser. After 2 years in the UK Youth Parliament she founded Revolyoution London. She studies Politics and Social Anthropology at SOAS.
Laxmi is a poet and short story writer. She founded Junkiri Initiatives, an organisation supporting marginalised women and girls through arts & literature and graduated as a qualified Social Worker from University of East London.
Francesca is a pharmacist and chemist with a long-lasting passion for plants; she currently works at UCL as a research associate for the Phytotherapy and Pharmacognosy Group
Josephine Burton is a creative producer of over 70 new pieces of award-winning cross art-form work nationally and internationally. Josephine is a music advisor for PRS Foundation and professional vocalist.
Ian Forrester is a well known character on the digital scene in the UK and Europe. Living in Manchester, UK, he works for the BBC's R&D Future Experiences team. He specialises in open innovation and new disruptive opportunities. His current research is into the area of future narrative and storytelling, with a technology he calls Perceptive Media.
Daniel is the founding Director of Science Gallery London at King’s College London. He was the first scientist to serve as a judge for the Man Booker Prize and regularly presents and contributes to television and radio programmes.
Lucie is a British science communicator and solar researcher. She presents The Sky at Night and is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Mullard Space Science Laboratory of the University College London.