Haigh is the editor and founder of the Bradford Review. He has worked in magazines and publishing for several years and counts music, design, business and Bradford City among his interests.
Philip Lickley hails from York but is now very much involved in his adopted home of Bradford. By day he is the Media and Entertainments Manager at Bradford University Student's Union and he also presents shows on BCB 106.6FM and writes for several websites including his own review blog. write novels and short stories learn the piano go running as part of the Queensbury running club
After graduating from the University of Amsterdam, Roxy came to The City Of Film for one last year of studying. She fell in love, stayed around and became the Marketing Manager for Picturehouse at National Media Museum.
Mike Farren is a Bradfordian, currently based close to Saltaire. After many years in IT consultancy, he recently decided to concentrate on writing and the arts. He has been a regular contributor to Bradford and Saltaire Reviews, and has guest-edited the latter on a number of occasions. He has also been Written Word Editor for The State of the Arts website (Leeds). A member of Beehive Poets and a long-suffering supporter of the Bradford Bulls, he has a diverse range of interests, including philosophy, current affairs, cricket and running.
Maya Jones is a third year English Literature student at the University of Bristol but Bradford will always be her home. She enjoys writing about literature and feminism and is the senior editor for feminist magazine ‘That’s What She Said’. She hopes to continue at university with an MA in Gender Studies, which will hopefully enable her to continue writing about her favourite topics.
After graduating from Northumbria with a degree in Journalism and English Literature, Lauren took a year out to travel and explore. Originally from Harrogate, she is now an intern at The Bradford Review with hopes to move into careers in writing and publishing.
Tim Walker is Bradford born and bred. His work is mostly music related, primarily with his company Voltage Studios and its label, Voltage Records. he has worked as a freelance writer, photographer and video maker for many years and is currently working on his first novel
Aston is a 20 year-old Bradford-born Jamindianite completing his final year in Journalism at Northumbria University. He is an avid guitar player and part-time singer and sports enthusiast. Aston is aspiring to become a leading sports journalist, specialising in Football and Cricket.
Rachel Shaw is a marketing strategist with over a decade’s experience in every aspect of marketing from planning right through to delivery. She also likes to watch and review films.
Bradfordian, half Italian, half English and completely European, freelance photographer and graphic designer, Phil Jackson is a longstanding Bradford City fan, cyclist, jazz and film buff. Phil sees himself as a people person and his photography and photographic projects reflect this. His claim to fame is that Archbishop Desmond Tutu stepped on his foot.
Georgia Higgins is a second year English student at the University of Bristol. Originally from Milton Keynes, she has fallen in love with the Bradford area in recent years, especially the village of Saltaire. She considers literature, film, travel and good food her main interests.
Maria hails from Boston, lives in Morley, but spends most of her time in Bradford, where she manages Freedom Studios' youth and community projects. You can also catch her on BCB Radio once a month (with Buffet - they like a nice spread) or quite possibly pointing a camera in your direction...
Hannah Giles has been a freelance writer and editor for several years. During this time, she has gained experience across a number of different areas, including arts reviewing. She now runs a copywriting and journalism business specialising in the coffee industry. In her spare time, she enjoys film, travel and photography. extrashotblog.com
Chris Brook: born in Bradford, now returned to the mother ship after 23 years in London working as a writer(fact and fiction), performer and arts producer with odd creator/curator roles thrown in - extra time added in Bristol, Exeter and Glasgow for bad behaviour. Documentor and practitioner of confusing creative experiments: Worked with post-KLF project the K Foundation in the 90’s, birthing the book K Foundation Burn a Million Quid (ellipsis 1997). Once the voice and analogue electronics within failed experiment(al) improvising trio Glistening Cogs of Greenland. Commissioned & presented ‘The Highbury Working’ from Alan Moore. (Psychogeography is the new folk-rock). Appeared on the lighting rig, shouting, in an edition of BBC’s ‘Wogan’ in 1985. Currently developing an archive of ‘alternative’ Bradford social history via www.facebook.com/BradfordCounterCulture and writing plays.
Rob is copy editor for the Review series of magazines. He’s a broadcaster, web content editor, photographer, communicator, word wrangler, proofreader, musicologist, pompificator (he insists it’s a word), and co-founder (with Mary Dowson) of BCB, Bradford’s community radio station. He ran Bradford's best record shop, was press officer for Bradford Festival in the late 1990s, then took time off from real life to consult on communications for several local authorities and government agencies. He now takes photos, edits copy, plays obscurely wonderful music on the radio - visit http://blowin.podomatic.com - and is learning to cycle without stabilisers. Even more career details here... www.linkedin.com/in/robwyorkshire Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny is a professional musician and private tutor from Heaton, Bradford. An award-winning songwriter with a degree in music from York St. John University, and featuring in bands such as Nervous 'Orse and DMA, Danny is committed to promoting our ever-growing local music scene. Aside from music, Danny is a keen Bradford City fan, vegetarian food lover, and real ale sampler.
Born and bred in Bradford, David looks after Bradford’s designation as the world’s first UNESCO City of Film and promotes Bradford’s rich film heritage as well as managing the Bradford Film Office.
Jono is the marketing & sales executive of Festival Publications. He recently graduated from Bradford University with a first in Psychology & Sociology and hopes to become a published academic within the next year. Aside from studies, Jono has a background in professional E-sports commentary and works as a marketing director for Chapel Street Studio, a local communications agency where he specialises in social media
Martyn is a born and bred Bradfordian who currently resides in Idle. He is a designer, entrepreneur, purveyor of printed things and director of FACEwy; the distribution partner of The Bradford Review. He is also known as Mr HowDo?! - or more commonly known as Jonno - and founder member of Chapel Street Studio; a co-operative consortium of creative entrepreneurs. Martyn describes himself as "a positive and confident individual with a passion for people, art and travel."
Born in Hull and raised in Bradford, James Collingwood wrote bits and pieces after university, including a front page feature for old Leeds magazine the Northern Star. Getting back into writing (whilst working for the civil service!) James's ambition is to continue to write articles and hopefully a screenplay. As a music obsessive his ambition is to hire a time machine and go back to the year 1976 so he can write for the NME!
Tim Smith is a freelance photographer, film-maker, writer and researcher. In 1985 he moved to Bradford ‘for a year or two’, and is still here. The people and places of northern England have inspired many local, national and international multi-media projects, published and exhibited worldwide and showcased in a dozen books. www.timsmithphotos.com
Andy Abbott is an artist, writer and musician living and working in Bradford. Hemakes music as That Fucking Tank, Nope and Elizabeth and was a founding member of the art collective Black Dogs. In 2012 he was awarded his practice-led PhD from University of Leeds with a thesis on the socially transformative potential of self-organised and DIY cultural activity. He is Producer Music and Visual Arts at University of Bradford through which he organises the arts festivals Threadfest and Recon as well as programming events and exhibitions on campus and across the city. www.andyabbott.co.uk
John Dewhirst is a self-employed accountant who lives in Shipley. A longstanding Bradford City supporter, he launched The City Gent fanzine in 1984 and has been involved in producing a number of books about the history of the club. A keen cyclist, he holds all the senior time trial records of the East Bradford Cycling Club.
Morecambe born, Geoff has been a member of the Yorkshire Race Walking Club since 1963 and is currently President of the Club. He was, for many years, Race Secretary for both the Bradford Whit Walk and the 'Dick Hudson' events. In his race walking career he won a Gold Medal in the 2005 European Masters Championship in Portugal as a member of the UK Masters team. He has contributed to a variety of publications with articles of sporting, industrial and military history. Geoff is an Alumnus of Bradford College and his booklet on National Service and the Korean War resulted in an invitation to visit South Korea which culminated in him being proclaimed an Ambassador for Peace by the Government of South Korea.
Martin is the editor of The Bradford Eye, a website showcasing 1000s of photos from Bradford's past. www.bradfordeye.co.uk.
Keith is a born and bred Bradfordian and still lives there willingly. A degree in chemistry from Leeds University opened up a career in wool research at the IWS Technical Centre in Ilkley where he obtained a PhD. Due to the decline of wool markets in the ‘80’s he started working as a private health and safety consultant, trading as Envirocare, assisting companies with the new COSHH regulations. The endeavour was successful and Envirocare Technical Consultancy Ltd was formed in 1994, based in Bradford. Lately, Keith has investigated putting a bit of science into art with the theme of; UV Light, an Alternative 3rd Dimension of Art? Large collage portrait impressions of famous Bradfordians were created entirely from British stamps. The Sixty Three Steppes is his first novel and was inspired by John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps. A sequel, From Czechoslovakia with Love, was published in 2016. www.stuckonstamps.co.uk Keith is also delighted to be participating with a colleague as EDPAL in The New Longitude Prize working with Lincoln University on a project investigating transferring wool science into the field of microbiology.
Liz is a Scot with a degree in English and History from the University of Stirling and a PGCE from Bradford College. For many years she taught in inner city Primary schools in Bradford and haslived in Bradford for nearly thirty years with her husband, three children and two cats. She is the co-founder of The Crime Warp blog which reviews crime fiction, interviews crime writers and posts articles relating to crime fiction (http://thecrimewarp.blogspot.co.uk). Her first novel Unquiet Souls - a gritty crime fiction book set in Bradford - is due for release on 30th July 2016.
Jess Wright is a bloody southerner, who, having fallen for the Yorkshire way of life, has settled in Shipley. She’s a freelance writer who by day works in a digital design agency.
My name is Sean Jukes and I am a portrait photographer and photojournalist based In West Yorkshire. I am currently Head Of Photography at VoiceIn Journal.
Rachel is a poet and critic from Bradford, who now lives in Sheffield. She is a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds investigating the links between poets in Leeds and Nigeria in the 1950s and 60s. Rachel is also a Poet in Residence at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield and the founder of Verse Matters: a feminist arts event in Sheffield. Rachel is currently working on a book of poems called Soul Seeds and Wrinkly Bellies exploring the politics of pregnancy and birth. She is also writing an academic book called Transnational Collaboration: Poets of Leeds and Nigeria Unite, 1950-1970. Rachel is currently co-editing an Anthology of poems with Helen Mort, to be published by Valley Press in 2017. She has a PhD in English from the University of Cambridge, entitled Epistolarity and the World Republic of Letters, 1980-2010, to be published as a book by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. Rachel also runs workshops, publishes widely and performs her poetry across the region. More information about upcoming talks and performances can be found at: www.rachelbowerwrites.wordpress.com
Joanne Coates is a Photographer, Visual artist and thinker. After five long, long years in London, Joanne moved back home to Yorkshire lands. Joanne Coates Photography uses myth, and folklore to ponder new realities. She has exhibited internationally and her work can be seen at: www.joannecoates.co.uk
Rosie teaches literacy skills to young children and, after 10 years working and studying elsewhere, has settled back in Bingley. She has freelance writing experience, writes her own blog and is currently toiling over her first novel.
Jean McEwan is an artist and organiser living and working in the Bradford area. She makes things and also works with people. She is founder of 'Wur Bradford' an art and social space situated in the city's Kirkgate Market, which explores how we can make our city better through imagination and creative action.